Greg Zuerlein
K LA (8)
5 months ago1 Comment

Zuerlein signed a one-year contract extension with the Rams on Friday, NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It appears the Rams are willing to give "Legatron" one more shot at turning things around after a disappointing 2015 campaign in which he converted just 20-of-30 field goal attempts and 26-of-28 extra point attempts. It's possible he will have some competition in camp as well, but Zuerlein will likely enter the favorite to retain the job.

Greg Zuerlein
K LA (8)
9 months ago

Zuerlein struggled for much of this season, finishing 20-of-30 on field goals and 26-of-28 for extra points.

EDGE Analysis

After a stellar 2013 season, Zuerlein has seen his field goal percentage dip from 92.9 to 66.7. More disconcerting is the struggles from deep, as the normally sure-legged kicker hit only three of his nine attempts from 50-plus yards this season. He's coming into a contract year, so he's going to have to improve those numbers if he wants to be a prized free agent or to get a solid contract from St. Louis.

Greg Zuerlein
K LA (8)
9 months ago

Zuerlein wasn't listed on the Rams' injury report Wednesday, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zuerlein missed Tuesday's session due to illness, but it wasn't severe enough to hinder his practice reps just one day later. While he nailed both field goals and all four extra points in a Week 1 win against the Seahawks, the road may be more difficult in the second meeting of the season, as opposing kickers have combined for 32 points during Seattle's current five-game winning streak.

Greg Zuerlein
K LA (8)
9 months ago

Zuerlein didn't practice Tuesday due to an illness, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

An official injury report isn't required of the Rams until Wednesday, but Zuerlein's absence places him on the radar during Week 16. The second half of this season has been plagued by a hip injury and a lack of field goal attempts, as he has been handed just two attempts over his last three appearances. As a result, he sits behind six skill-position players on the NFL-wide leader board with 71 points in 12 contests.

Greg Zuerlein
K LA (8)
9 months ago

Zuerlein nailed a 19-yarder and added four extra points in Thursday's 31-23 win against the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

Zuerlein hasn't been used much since returning from injury, but has hit his only field goal try and made all seven extra points. The Rams' offense came alive a little bit this week, but St. Louis will now run into a hot Seahawks team, which doesn't bode well for Zuerlein's productivity.

Greg Zuerlein
K LA (8)
10 months ago

Zuerlein (hip) is listed as active Sunday versus the Lions, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zuerlein practiced fully throughout the week, yet the Rams didn't make a firm decision on his replacement, Zach Hocker (thigh), in advance of Sunday's game. With Hocker inactive, his presence was likely a fallback option in case Zuerlein suffered a setback with his hip. Zuerlein will now take aim at improving his standing over the final quarter of the season, though that may be a difficult prospect within the NFL's 31st ranked scoring offense.

Greg Zuerlein
K LA (8)
10 months ago

Zuerlein (hip) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Lions, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

It appears as if Zuerlein is now healthy enough to bump Zach Hocker out of the starting kicker position, but the Rams have yet to make an official announcement regarding the matter. More than likely, "Legatron", will be back in action against the Lions on Sunday, but fantasy owners should keep their eyes peeled towards Sunday's inactive list for more confirmation.

Greg Zuerlein
K LA (8)
10 months ago

Zuerlein (hip) practiced in full Wednesday, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zuerlein's unhinged return to practice could signal the end of the Zach Hocker era in St. Louis. However, Zuerlein will receive a day off Thursday, before showing off the health of his hip Friday with the aim of playing Sunday versus the Lions.

Greg Zuerlein
K LA (8)
10 months ago

Zuerlein (hip) is inactive Sunday against the Cardinals, Nick Wagoner of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zuerlein will miss his second game in a row and Zach Hocker will take over kicking duties for the Rams in his absence.

Greg Zuerlein
K LA (8)
10 months ago

Zuerlein (groin) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, ESPN's Nick Wagoner reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zuerlein's groin injury prevented him from practicing both Wednesday and Thursday, casting question over his status again this week. If he's unavailable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, expect Zach Hocker to serve as the Rams' kicker.