Ficken was waived by the Rams in early October after missing two of three field-goal attempts as a temporary starter for the team, and will now compete for a role with the Seahawks. Incumbent starter and 40-year-old veteran Sebastian Janikowski is set to become a free agent this offseason.
Ficken was waived by the Rams on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Ficken missed two of three field-goal attempts with the Rams while filling in for Greg Zuerlein (groin), and will be replaced by Cairo Santos. If he goes unclaimed on waivers, Ficken will become an unrestricted free agent.
Ficken connected on one of his two field-goal attempts and five extra-point kicks during Thursday's 38-31 win over Minnesota. His missed field goal was from just 28 yards.
The 25-year-old kicker has only converted one of his three field-goal attempts the past two games. While Greg Zuerlein's (going) timeline is still up in the air, Ficken is probably on thin ice, if he even holds onto the job for next week's game against the Seahawks.
Ficken will fill in while regular starter Greg Zuerlein tends to a groin injury. The 25-year-old filled in for Zuerlein after the latter suffered a season-ending back injury late last season, hitting four of five attempts in three games. With Zuerlein expected to be out a few weeks, Ficken finds himself in an ideal scenario as the kicker for one of the most potent offenses in the NFL.
Ficken was released by the Rams at the end of training camp, but it appears he will rejoin the team and fill in for the injured Greg Zuerlein (groin). Zuerlein doesn't appear to be in line for a lengthy absence and hasn't officially been ruled out for the Rams' Week 3 matchup with the Chargers, but Ficken will nonetheless be worthy of consideration in most fantasy leagues while he's backed by an offense averaging 33.5 points per game through two weeks. Ficken previously kicked for the Rams in their final two games of the 2017 regular season and in their lone postseason contest while Zuerlein was recovering from back surgery. In those outings, Ficken connected on four of five field-goal attempts and five of six extra-point tries.
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||2||0-0||2-2||0-1||0-0||0-0||2-3||23||0||66.7||4-5||4||80.0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||2||0-0||0-1||1-1||0-1||0-0||1-3||34||0||33.3||10-10||10||100.0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||2||8||63.9||5||3||36.3||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||2||13||61.8||11||1||33.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||2||1||0.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||2||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|