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November 24, 2020 10:44 AM
Rams' Matt Gay: Tops former team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gay connected on two of his three field-goal attempts and all three extra-point kicks during Monday's 27-24 win over Tampa Bay.

This was Gay's debut with Los Angeles after spending his rookie season with Tampa Bay in 2019, and while he did miss a 44-yard field goal in the third quarter, he rebounded with the game-winning kick from 40 yards with 2:40 remaining. Fantasy managers will want to ensure Gay retains his role for a Week 12 matchup against San Francisco before locking him into lineups. The sophomore does offer some upside.

November 24, 2020 03:32 PM
Rams' Matt Gay: Handling kicking duties Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gay will serve as the Rams' kicker Monday at Tampa Bay, Stu Jackson of the team's official site reports.

Gay is making his season debut and will be the third kicker used by the Rams on the campaign. He joined L.A. last week in the wake of Kai Forbath (ankle) landing on injured reserve, but the question remained whether the team would elevate Austin MacGinnis from the practice squad instead. It has opted not to, leaving Gay to handle kicking duties in Week 12. Last season, Gay hit 27 of 35 field-goal attempts and 43 of 48 point-after tries as a member of the Bucs.

November 22, 2020 01:04 PM
Rams' Matt Gay: Activated from exempt list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gay was activated from the commissioner's exempt list Saturday, Lindsey Thiry of reports.

The 26-year-old signed with Los Angeles earlier in the week, but he's now officially on the active roster. Gay is poised to handle kicking duties for the Rams, though Austin MacGinnis could still be elevated from the practice squad ahead of Monday's game at Tampa Bay.

November 17, 2020 04:12 PM
Rams' Matt Gay: Lands deal in L.A.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rams signed Gay on Tuesday, Stu Jackson of the team's official site reports.

After cutting bait with long-time kicker Greg Zuerlein in the offseason, the Rams have cycled through a number of kickers, including Samuel Sloman and Kai Forbath. Forbath was the casualty of an ankle injury this past Sunday versus the Seahawks and was placed on IR, with the corresponding move the signing of Gay. As a member of the Buccaneers last season, Gay made 27 of 35 field-goal attempts and 43 of 48 point-after tries across 16 games.

November 17, 2020 09:48 PM
Matt Gay: Will compete for Rams' job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gay is expected to be brought to Los Angeles to compete with Austin MacGinnis for the Rams' kicking job, J.B. Long of the Los Angeles Rams Radio Network reports.

Gay will have to clear COVID-19 protocol before he can participate. and coach Sean McVay expects that to commence by Saturday. Starting kicker Kai Forbath injured his ankle in the Rams' Week 10 over the Seahawks. The fact that Los Angeles is already looking at two potential kickers going forward indicates that Forbath could miss some time. As a result, Gay will look to make an impression once he joins the team.

November 7, 2020 08:44 PM
Matt Gay: Signed to practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gay was signed to the Colts' practice squad Saturday.

The kicker is yet to appear in a game as an official Colts player, though he's had two different stints on the team's practice squad. Darius Jackson was waived in a corresponding move.

November 6, 2020 10:20 AM
Matt Gay: Cut from practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Colts cut Gay from the practice squad Friday.

Gay was jettisoned in order to allow Indianapolis to re-sign Darius Jackson. Though he hasn't yet appeared in a game this season, Gay did convert 27 of 35 field-goal attempts across 16 contests with the Buccaneers in 2019.

September 15, 2020 06:00 PM
Matt Gay: Signs with Colts' practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gay signed with the Colts' practice squad Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Gay spent the 2019 season with the Buccaneers and hit 77 percent of his field goals, but he lost the job to Ryan Succop to begin the season. This looks to be the start of a kicker competition in Indianapolis, as rookie Rodrigo Blankenship missed a 30-yard field goal in Week 1.

September 15, 2020 06:00 PM
Matt Gay: Has tryout with Colts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gay had a tryout with the Colts on Monday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Gay was waived by the Buccaneers after he lost out on a kicking competition to Ryan Succop at the close of training camp. With plenty of turnover in kicking games around the league, he should be able to land a new job at some point this season.

September 4, 2020 05:44 PM
Matt Gay: Loses out to Succop
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Buccaneers will waive Gay, Kevin Patra of reports.

It looked like Gay would have the opportunity to kick behind the Bucs' re-tooled offense, but instead the team will turn to the recently signed Ryan Succop. Gay will now look to catch on elsewhere, with NFL teams in the midst of cutdowns in the coming days.

August 31, 2020 11:48 AM
Buccaneers' Matt Gay: New competition on way
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gay, who made 35- and 46-yard field goals during the Buccaneers' scrimmage at Raymond James Stadium on Friday, is nevertheless expected to get new competition this week in the form of veterans Ryan Succop and Cody Parkey, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

If the second-year kicker ultimately wins the job coming out of camp, he'll certainly have earned it, as it appears Gay will have to fend off three players overall for a roster spot. Coach Bruce Arians emphasized Sunday that he's "looking for consistency on the gimmes," citing a zero-tolerance policy for any missed extra points or field-goal tries from inside the 30-yard line. Gay notably struggled on several occasions during his rookie campaign with kicks in that range, and Scott Smith of the team's official site reports the 26-year-old focused on shortening his overall kicking motion during the offseason and is receptive to having to fight his way to a spot on the team. "Competition is the baseline of the NFL," he said. "Everybody's fighting for a job, and if you don't perform, someone's right there ready behind you, ready to take your spot. It's no news to me that guys are in here competing for a shot and they're going to bring competition in. Competition is going to breed success, and I think the potential of our team this year is super-high, and I think the kicking position is very important."

August 27, 2020 02:40 PM
Buccaneers' Matt Gay: Remains locked in tight battle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gay remains in a heated competition with Elliott Fry for the placekicker job, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports. "I think the competition is close -- I think it's real close," said Special Teams Coordinator Keith Armstrong. "I think with Matt, the thing I learned is he's got to learn to be consistent. That's what we're looking for and that's hard to do. That's what wins and he's got to learn to be consistent."

Armstrong's focus on the theme isn't coincidental, as Gay managed to prompt just enough doubt in the minds of the coaching staff during his rookie season by sometimes making what should have been easier kicks more difficult. Gay either missed or had five of his last eight field-goal attempts of the season blocked, and two of his seven misses overall on the campaign came from the very manageable distance of 34 yards. Gay was also just 43-for-48 on extra-point tries, so he's focusing on treating every kick attempt with equal focus in his heated camp battle with Fry, who's also demonstrated plenty of accuracy and leg strength thus far. With no preseason games this summer, the two kickers' only chance to show what they can do in game action ahead of the regular season will come in two intrasquad scrimmages, the first unfolding Friday.

August 19, 2020 02:56 AM
Buccaneers' Matt Gay: Perfect in practice Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gay, who is battling Elliott Fry for the placekicking job, was perfect on all of his attempts in Tuesday's practice, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.

The Buccaneers opted to bring in some competition for their second-year kicker after his rough finish to the 2019 campaign, one which saw five of his last eight field-goal attempts either miss their mark or get blocked. Gay had put together an impressive rookie campaign prior to that late-season downturn, however, so he should still have a leg up on Fry, who's yet to kick in an NFL regular-season game. Nevertheless, he may be in for a spirited job battle, considering the latter was also flawless in his kicks Tuesday.

January 1, 2020 08:12 PM
Buccaneers' Matt Gay: Disastrous finish to season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gay missed all three of his field-goal attempts (49, 44 and 34 yards) and made both of his extra-point tries in the Buccaneers 28-22 overtime loss to the Falcons on Sunday. He finished the 2019 season with a 77.1 percent success rate on field goals (27-for-35) and a 43-for-48 tally on extra points.

Gay's final numbers were sullied by his clunker of a regular-season finale, but the rookie was otherwise very impressive during his first pro season. Gay's misfires were spread evenly across distance, as he missed two attempts from 30 to 39 yards, another three from 40 to 49 yards, and three more from 50 yards and beyond. The 2019 fifth-round pick will look to sharpen his technique over the offseason, but barring a complete training camp/preseason meltdown next summer, he should be the Buccaneers' placekicker again in 2020.

December 26, 2019 05:56 PM
Buccaneers' Matt Gay: Fully practices Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gay (back) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

It sounds like Gay is feeling better and will be able to handle his kicking duties to close out the season Week 17 against the Falcons. He's made 27 of his 32 field-goal tries this season, with three of the misses coming from beyond 50 yards.

December 25, 2019 03:24 PM
Buccaneers' Matt Gay: Limited participant
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gay (back) was a limited participant in Wednesday's projected practice report.

Gay was banged up on a field-goal attempt that was blocked in the team's Week 16 loss to the Texans. However, he remained in the game and later made a 50-yard field goal, giving some indication that the injury was minor. That he was projected to be a limited participant Wednesday is a positive sign for his availability in the team's Week 17 matchup against the Falcons.

December 24, 2019 05:28 PM
Buccaneers' Matt Gay: Eventful day in Week 16 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gay converted field-goal attempts of 50 and 41 yards, had a 54-yard attempt blocked, and converted two extra-point tries in the Buccaneers' 23-20 loss to the Texans on Saturday.

Gay was banged up on the first-quarter block, but his ability to drill a 50-yarder later in the period corroborated his health. The rookie heads into the regular-season finale against the Falcons with a solid 84.4 percent success rate on 32 field-goal attempts and 122 points overall, making him one of the best fantasy assets at the position on the season.

December 21, 2019 05:48 PM
Buccaneers' Matt Gay: Gets back in game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gay (undisclosed) has returned to action in Saturday's game against the Texans.

After getting banged up on a blocked kick return, Gay came back in and converted a 50-yard field-goal attempt. He appears no worse for wear and should be good to go for the remainder of Saturday's tilt.

December 21, 2019 03:20 PM
Buccaneers' Matt Gay: Hurt after blocked field goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gay was injured during a blocked field goal return Saturday against the Texans, Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Bradley Pinion was spotted kicking into the practice net on the Tampa Bay sidelines after Gay was dinged up at the end of a blocked field-goal return. It's unclear if he'll be able to return to action Saturday.

December 19, 2019 05:40 PM
Buccaneers' Matt Gay: Cleared for Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gay (groin) was a full participant in Thursday's practice and won't carry a designation into Saturday's game against the Texans, Carmen Vitali of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Gay was limited for the Buccaneers' first two practices of Week 16 while battling a right groin injury. Since Tampa Bay didn't work out any other kickers, there was never much concern about the rookie's status, and his ability to put in a full workout to close the week supports that notion.

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