September 20, 2014

Tavecchio to give Crosby some competition

It’s been five years since the Green Bay Packers carried more than one kicker on their roster.  That run came to an end Tuesday when the team signed lefty kicker Gorgio Tavecchio to a deal to give some competition to incumbent Mason Crosby.

Crosby is coming off his worse seasons as a Packer.  He connected on just 63.8% of kicks, well under his career average of 76.8%, and his 12-misses were 2nd most in the NFL behind David Akers.

Tavecchio spent training camp last season in San Francisco where he was signed as undrafted free agent out of CAL.  He appeared in three preseason games making his only field goal attempt and booting a pair of extra points before being released as the 49ers went with David Akers.  Tavvecchio is CAL’s 5th all-time leading scorer.