Chargers release kicker Caleb Sturgis, sign Michael Badgley
Caleb Sturgis’ time in Los Angeles was short-lived.
The Chargers released the veteran kicker after a lackluster performance through the first half of the season and signed Michael Badgley to the active roster, the team announced Monday.
Sturgis missed two PAT kicks and a field-goal attempt in the team’s 25-17 win over the Seahawks on Sunday, becoming the first kicker with a missed PAT and field goal in three consecutive games since 1979.
He finishes his tenure in Los Angeles 9-of-13 (69.2 percent) on field goals and 9-of-15 (60.0 percent) on extra points as he appeared in six games this season.
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Sturgis, 29, was selected out of Florida by the Dolphins in the fifth round of the 2013 draft. He then signed with the Eagles in 2015 before signing a two-year contract with the Chargers in March.
The Chargers are slated to visit the Raiders at 4:05 p.m. ET in Week 10 action.
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