Sturgis was released by the Chargers on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The Chargers thought they'd finally obtained a reliable kicker when they signed Sturgis in March, but he's instead turned out to be another disaster, missing four field goals and six PATs in six games. Michael Badgley presumably will be promoted from the practice squad to replace Sturgis for Week 10 at Oakland. There's potential for fantasy relevance given that Badgley will be attached to one of the NFL's better offenses.
Sturgis (quadriceps) missed his only field-goal attempt and made just one of his three extra-point attempts in the 25-17 win over the Seahawks.
Sturgis missed the previous two weeks thanks to a quad injury, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see the veteran get some permanent rest after yet another dreadful kicking day. 9-of-15 on extra points and 9-of-13 on field-goal attempts is particularly bad, even for Chargers kickers, and the egregious numbers will likely bring the return of Michael Badgley, the rookie kicker who filled in for Sturgis during the aforementioned absence.
Sturgis (quadriceps) isn't listed on the Wednesday injury report for Sunday's game in Seattle.
The Chargers telegraphed Sturgis' return when they waived fellow kicker Michael Badgley on Tuesday, though they did act quickly to add the 23-year-old to their practice squad, taking note of his strong performance in the past two games. Sturgis could be on the hot seat if he runs into any issues, and he'll start things off with a subpar matchup against Seattle.
Sturgis missed the Chargers' past two contests due to a strained quadriceps, but on the heels of a bye week he seems to be trending toward a return. The release of Badgley, his replacement, is the best sign that Sturgis is closing in game action. Sturgis will end all speculation if he's listed as a full participant on Wednesday's injury report.
Sturgis (quadriceps) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans in London.
After missing the Chargers' Week 6 win over the Browns with the quad issue, Sturgis took part in practice throughout this week, logging limited sessions Wednesday and Thursday before upgrading to a full practice participant Friday. While that activity suggests Sturgis' condition is improving, the Chargers will allow him to heal up through their Week 8 bye, affording Michael Badgley another turn at kicker. Badgley made all six of his kicks against Cleveland, so with another solid performance in London, it's possible he could keep the job over a healthy Sturgis coming out of the bye. Sturgis has converted just nine of 12 field-goal tries and eight of 12 extra-point attempts across five appearances.
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||6||0-0||4-4||2-2||3-6||0-1||9-13||49||0||69.2||9-15||9||60.0|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||6||34||64.6||18||16||22.5||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||No.||Yds||Lg||Avg||Blk||I20||TB||Downed||No||Ret Yds||TD||Net Avg|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||6||1||24||24||24.0||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||24.0|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||6||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|