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Top Brett Maher News

  • Cowboys' Brett Maher: Signed to replace Jonathan Garibay

    The Cowboys are signing Maher to replace fellow kicker Jonathan Garibay, who was waived Tuesday, Rob Phillips of the team's official site reports.

    Maher previously played for Dallas in 2018-19, converting 49 of 66 field-goal attempts (74.2 percent) and 68 of 69 PATs (98.6 percent). He made kicks from 62 and 63 yards during that time, but the inconsistency largely overshadowed his leg strength. Maher now will compete with Lirim Hajrullahu for the kicker job in Dallas.

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  • Brett Maher: Cut by New Orleans

    Maher was waived by the Saints on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    Maher appeared in eight games for New Orleans in 2021 and went 16-for-18 on field goals and 10-for-12 on PATs, but Wil Lutz (abdomen) is set to return after missing the entire campaign. Maher made only 67 percent of his field goals with the Cowboys in 2019, but he could receive some interest on the open market after performing well as an injury replacement for the Saints.

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  • Saints' Brett Maher: Stabilizes placekicking for NOLA

    Maher converted 16 of 18 field-goal attempts and 10 of 12 PATs over eight games in 2021.

    In a quest to replace Wil Lutz (abdomen), the Saints went through a pair of kickers before Maher arrived on the scene. While Maher fared much better than Aldrick Rosas or Cody Parkey, he probably didn't do enough to make New Orleans consider moving on from Lutz's admittedly expensive contract.

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  • Saints' Brett Maher: Matches career high

    Maher made four of four field-goal attempts but missed his lone PAT during Sunday's 18-10 win over Carolina.

    Maher has been one of the most active kickers in the league since Taysom Hill has taken over at QB. In four games with Hill as the starter, Maher has averaged three field-goal attempts per game with his only miss coming from beyond 50 yards. While he's now 7-for-9 on PATs through nine games, those blemishes can largely be overlooked given his otherwise perfect performance on short-to-mid range kicks. The Nebraska product will look to keep the good times rolling when New Orleans travels to Atlanta in Week 18.

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  • Saints' Brett Maher: Makes only kick

    Maher made his only field-goal attempt in Monday night's 20-3 loss to the Dolphins.

    Maher converted from 38 yards on his lone kick of the evening, scoring all of New Orleans' points for the game. He'll hope to get more chances in Week 17 versus the Panthers.

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  • Saints' Brett Maher: Accounts for every point

    Maher converted three of three field-goal attempts during Sunday's 9-0 win over Tampa Bay.

    Neither team was able to get much going, but Maher was at least able to cap off three scoring drives from between 35 and 42 yards out. While fantasy owners have appreciated consecutive strong fantasy performances from the kicker, they should remember the three games before that when Maher totaled three field-goal attempts. He'll at least be a high-upside fantasy option when New Orleans matches up with Miami at home in Week 16.

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  • Saints' Brett Maher: Perfect versus Jets

    Maher made all three of his field-goal attempts and all three of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 30-9 win over the Jets.

    Maher converted from 23, 31 and 37 yards on his field goals, racking up his best point total with the Saints. Despite his impressive performance Sunday, his upcoming matchup versus the Bucs may present him fewer scoring opportunities.

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  • Saints' Brett Maher: Bounces back after early miss

    Maher made one of his two field-goal attempts and both of his extra points during Thursday's 27-17 loss to the Cowboys.

    Maher didn't start his night off great, as he missed a 56-yard field goal wide right during the Saints' second offensive drive of the game. However, the 32-year-old kicker was able to bounce back and connected on his remaining three kicks, including a 42-yarder that cut Dallas' lead to 13-10 in the second quarter. Since taking over in New Orleans, Maher has provided mediocre results, but his fantasy production remains severely impacted by the Saints' inability to move the ball without Alvin Kamara (knee).

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  • Saints' Brett Maher: No opportunities on Thanksgiving

    Maher didn't attempt a field goal or PAT during Thursday's 31-6 loss to Buffalo.

    New Orleans' Trevor Siemian-led offense had immense difficulty moving the ball against the Bills' elite defense. When the Saints were finally able to find the end zone, they went for two. As long as Alvin Kamara (knee) is sidelined and Siemian remains under center, Maher shouldn't be considered for fantasy purposes.

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  • Saints' Brett Maher: Misses PAT in Saints debut

    Maher converted his lone field-goal attempt but went two-of-three on PATs during Sunday's 40-29 loss to the Eagles.

    In making his Saints debut, Maher's missed extra point blemished a modest performance that included a field goal of just 28 yards. If Alvin Kamara (knee) remains sidelined in Week 12, it wouldn't be wise to see if a Trevor Siemian-led offense will present Maher with more opportunities against Buffalo's top-ranked defense.

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  • Saints' Brett Maher: New kicker in NOLA

    The Saints signed Maher off their practice squad Friday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

    New Orleans waived Brian Johnson in a corresponding move, clearing the way for Maher to take over as the team's kicker beginning with Sunday's game in Philadelphia. It's the 31-year-old Maher's second stint on the roster in 2021, as he previously competed for the kicking job in the preseason before being waived in late August on an injury settlement. Over 29 career regular-season games -- all with Dallas -- Maher has converted at a subpar 74.2 percent clip on field-goal attempts, though he has 63- and 62-yard makes on his resume.

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  • Brett Maher: Joins Saints' practice squad

    The Saints signed Maher to their practice squad Tuesday, Mike Triplett of reports.

    Maher has yet to kick in a game this season, though he spent time with New Orleans during the preseason prior to suffering an injury. He could become the team's new kicker as early as Sunday's matchup against the Eagles after Brian Johnson missed two extra-point attempts in Week 10 against the Titans.

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  • Brett Maher: To work out with Cowboys

    Maher will get a workout with the Cowboys soon, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Maher spent time with the Cowboys in 2018 and 2019. Most recently he spent training camp with the Saints, but he was waived with an injury settlement. Greg Zuerlein (COVID-19) is expected to miss Week 10 against the Falcons, sending the Cowboys looking for a replacement.

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  • Brett Maher: Tries out with Indy

    Maher (groin) had a workout with the Colts on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Maher spent time with New Orleans in training camp before suffering the groin injury and being cut, and he's now attempting to secure a job with a new team. The 31-year-old last kicked in 2019 for the Cowboys, going 20-for-30 on field goals while making all 36 PATs.

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  • Brett Maher: Waived with injury settlement

    Maher (groin) was waived from injured reserve by the Saints with an injury settlement Saturday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.

    Maher was on IR, but with this move New Orleans is responsible to pay him until he's healed. The 31-year-old hasn't played in the NFL since 2019, and his future in the league is uncertain.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 180 lbs
Birthplace: Kearney, NE
Age: 32
School: Nebraska
Experience: 5