Alex Henery K PHI 2 Months
Coach Chip Kelly expressed displeasure with the performance of K Alex Henery in Saturday's Wild Card loss to the Saints.
Henery missed a 48-yard attempt and his kickoffs consistently sailed too low -- leading to a 39-yard return that set up the Saints' game-winning field goal as time expired. It's been a problem all year, as Henery couldn't even kick the ball out of the end zone in Minnesota's dome and he went just 23-of-28 on field goals. He should face competition in camp as he enters the final year of his contract in 2014.
Alex Henery K PHI 5 Months
Eagles K Alex Henery has missed a field goal in three straight games.
All three of Henery's misses were from 40-49 yards out, leaving him at 2-of-5 from that range on the season. He's going to get opportunities as part of the Eagles' fastbreak offense, but fantasy owners may want to put him on the shelf until he regains some confidence. Chargers K Nick Novak is a worthwhile plug-n-play this week as he'll be facing Oakland.
Alex Henery K PHI 12 Months
Coach Chip Kelly said he went for it on fourth down a lot at Oregon because he didn't have a strong kicker.
Kelly has a reputation for being a riverboat gambler that often eschews field goals on fourth down. "I think there's fallacy and reality," he said. "If you don't have a guy that can kick a long field goal, what are you going to do when the ball is on the 37-yard line?" Eagles kicker Alex Henery went 11-of-13 from 40-plus yards out last year.
Alex Henery K PHI Dec 25 '11
Eagles K Alex Henery has made 14 consecutive field goals.
After a somewhat slow start to the season, Henery has shown the form that made him a fourth-round pick in the draft. He hasn't missed since Week 4 and hit a 51-yarder in Week 16. Henery projects as a top-10 fantasy kicking option in 2012.
Alex Henery K PHI Oct 07 '11
Special teams coordinator Bobby April isn't concerned about K Alex Henery after two back-breaking missed field goals in the fourth quarter last week.
April is working with Henery this week, but there's no real concern about a loss of confidence. "He was dying to kick the winning field goal," said April, "and that looked really genuine to me. That sounded, looked, unless he's a [heck] of an actor, he had every intention of kicking the winning field goal."
Alex Henery K PHI Aug 16 '11
Coach Andy Reid is fine with his kicking situation after rookie Alex Henery's shaky training camp.
Tim McManus of Philly Sports Daily noted that Henery "missed too many kicks to leave camp feeling warm and fuzzy about the position." Reid insists he's not concerned with the rookie, though. Henery is a high-risk, high-reward fantasy kicker. Draft him and throw him back on the pile if he doesn't work out.