Aldrick Rosas

Detroit Lions
Place Kicker #2
Detroit Lions
Place Kicker #2
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Aldrick Rosas News

Reups with Lions

Rosas signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions on Tuesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Analysis: Once Austin Seibert (hip) was shelved midway through last season, Detroit replaced him with Riley Patterson and Rosas, who got the start in Seibert's first absence but ended up watching Patterson take over kicking duties for the final seven games of the year. However, with special teams coordinator Dave Fipp noncommittal about the status of the position entering 2022, it seems like all three kickers could have a chance to win the starting job this offseason. Whereas Rosas and Patterson are on cheap deals, Detroit could save almost $1 million against the cap by letting Seibert walk.

Feb 8, 2022 11:35 AM EST

Not kicking this week

The Lions didn't elevate Rosas from their practice squad for Thursday's game against Chicago, likely leaving Riley Patterson as the placekicker, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Analysis: Rosas played four games for the Saints earlier this season and made both of his kicks for the Lions last week. Patterson is expected to get his first experience in a regular-season game this week.

Nov 24, 2021 1:38 PM EST

Perfect in Lions debut

Rosas converted his only field-goal attempt and PAT during Sunday's 13-10 loss to Cleveland.

Analysis: Rosas made his Lions debut after signing with the team on Saturday. While he predictably didn't see many opportunities thanks to a poor offense that was down to backup quarterback Tim Boyle, Rosas was perfect on the chances he received despite the imperfect weather in Cleveland. However, Rosas would be a bottom-tier play even if starting QB Jared Goff were healthy, and he's even less of a recommended fantasy option if Boyle remains under center in Week 12 against Chicago.

Nov 21, 2021 4:54 PM EST

To kick again Sunday

Santoso is active for Sunday's contest at Cleveland.

Analysis: In the wake of Austin Seibert (hip) hitting IR ahead of Week 10 action, Santoso was elevated from the practice squad and served as the Lions' placekicker during last Sunday's 16-16 tie in Pittsburgh. Santoso ended up making one of two field-goal attempts and one of two point-after tries. While Santoso reverted to the practice squad Monday, Detroit signed Riley Patterson to the active roster Tuesday, setting up a scenario in which the team used a third kicker this season. But Santoso was elevated again Saturday and deemed active for Week 11, leaving Patterson in street clothes.

Nov 21, 2021 9:01 AM EST

Elevated from practice squad

Rosas was elevated from the Lions' practice squad ahead of Sunday's game against the Browns.

Analysis: Rosas joined Detroit's practice squad Tuesday and will suit up for Sunday's matchup since Austin Seibert (hip) is on injured reserve. Riley Patterson also signed with the Lions this week, and it's not yet clear who will handle placekicking duties against Cleveland.

Nov 20, 2021 4:20 PM EST

Joins Detroit's practice squad

Rosas was signed to the Lions' practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: With Austin Seibert (hip) on injured reserve, Ryan Santoso was elevated to the active roster for Week 10. However, Santoso struggled, missing a PAT in regulation that would've likely ended the game and a potential game-winning 48-yard field goal in overtime. The Lions opted to release Santoso from their practice squad, and in a corresponding move, they signed Riley Patterson to their active roster and Rosas to their practice squad.

Nov 16, 2021 1:31 PM EST

Cut by New Orleans

Rosas was released by the Saints on Tuesday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: Rosas filled in as the Saints' placekicker for the first four games of the season, but he's been let go after going 1-for-4 on field-goal attempts and 13-for-13 on PATs. Cody Parkey signed with New Orleans on Tuesday and will kick until Wil Lutz (abdomen) returns from injured reserve.

Oct 5, 2021 2:36 PM EST

Kicking woes continue

Rosas missed his only field-goal attempt but converted three of three PATs during Sunday's 27-21 loss to the Giants.

Analysis: After Rosas missed two field-goal tries last week, it was at least a positive that he was trusted to take a 58-yarder that was again pushed wide. However, he's now 1-for-4 on the year and has not even remotely given the Saints a reason to keep him around whenever Wil Lutz (abdomen) is ready to return, which could happen as soon as Week 5 against Washington.

Oct 3, 2021 3:55 PM EST

Misses two field-goal attempts

Rosas missed both of his field-goal attempts but converted each of his four PATs during Sunday's 28-13 win over New England.

Analysis: Rosas missed wide left on tries from 36 and 52 yards out in the final game before Wil Lutz (abdomen) is eligible to return from IR. While the Saints still won the game and it's possible Lutz isn't healthy enough to return to action in Week 4, it wouldn't be a complete surprise if New Orleans explores other options at kicker this week.

Sep 27, 2021 11:15 AM EST

No field-goal attempts

Rosas converted one of one PAT during Sunday's 26-7 loss to the Panthers.

Analysis: Getting another opportunity with the Saints while Will Lutz (abdomen) remains on IR, Rosas only needed to handle a pair of kickoffs and an extra-point try thanks to New Orleans' offensive implosion. Not only was the end zone hard to reach, but getting within field-goal range was as well as both Jameis Winston and Alvin Kamara struggled to generate much of anything. Unfortunately, a Week 3 trip to New England is a difficult spot for a rebound, especially after Bill Belichick's defense forced four interceptions against the Jets in Week 2.

Sep 20, 2021 10:20 AM EST

Bumps up from practice squad

The Saints signed Rosas off their practice squad Wednesday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: Rosas got the first shot to fill in as the Saints' placekicker while Wil Lutz recovers from core muscle surgery. In his debut with the team this past Sunday against the Packers, Rosas nailed a 44-yard field goal to kick off the scoring and made all five PATs after that point. In what appears to be a high-scoring offense, he should have plenty of opportunities to score in Lutz' absence as a member of the 53-man roster instead of being reduced to a practice-squad elevation, as he was Week 1.

Sep 15, 2021 2:20 PM EST

Reverts back to practice squad

Rosas reverted back to the Saints' practice squad Monday, Katherine Terrell of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: With Lutz on the IR, the Saints elevated Rosas to their active roster for Week 1. Lutz is expected to miss 8-to-12 weeks, so it is possible that Rosas continues to bounce between the practice and active roster on a weekly basis. The 26-year-old converted his only field-goal attempt and connected on all five of his extra points against the Packers.

Sep 14, 2021 9:13 AM EST

One field-goal attempt in rout

Rosas converted his only field-goal attempt and five of five PATs during Sunday's 38-3 victory over the Packers.

Analysis: Thanks to Jameis Winston throwing five touchdowns on only 20 pass attempts, Rosas wasn't relied upon often. However, Wil Lutz (abdomen) attempted multiple field goals for New Orleans half of the time in 2020 with as many as five field-goal attempts in one game. When Winston's gaudy TD rate surely comes back down to earth as soon as Week 2 against Carolina, Rosas could take advantage of any added opportunities to rack up fantasy points.

Sep 13, 2021 11:28 AM EST

Set to kick Week 1

Rosas was elevated from the practice squad Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Rosas is the only healthy kicker on the team's roster, so this was almost guaranteed to happen. Will Lutz is still dealing with an abdomen issue, so expect Rosas to be the Saints' primary option for the foreseeable future.

Sep 11, 2021 2:25 PM EST

Signed to Saints' practice squad

The Saints signed Rosas to their practice squad Monday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: Rosas was signed late in the offseason while Wil Lutz was dealing with an abdomen issue. Lutz is the only kicker on the Saints' initial 53-man roster, so Rosas will serve as the emergency kicker on the practice squad.

Sep 7, 2021 9:08 AM EST

Let go by New Orleans

Rosas was released by the Saints on Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Rosas was signed Aug. 20 to take over for an injured Wil Lutz (abdomen), but Lutz is now the only kicker currently on the 53-man roster. This is likely just some roster management from New Orleans, and Rosas could re-sign with the team in the coming days.

Sep 1, 2021 10:16 PM EST

Filling in for Lutz

The Saints will sign Rosas, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: With Wil Lutz bouncing back from core muscle surgery and slated to miss time early on this season, the team needed to bring in a kicker in advance of Week 1 and Rosas gets the first shot to fill in after turning in a good workout with the Saints. Rosas kicked in six games with the Jaguars last season, making eight of his 11 field goal attempts, en route to recording 33 points.

Aug 20, 2021 1:57 PM EST

Released by Jags

Rosas (undisclosed) was released with a non-football injury designation Friday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.

Analysis: Jacksonville will go with Josh Lambo as their kicker. Once Rosas heals up, he will have the opportunity to sign with any team in need of kicking help.

Jul 31, 2021 8:26 AM EST

Hits NFI list

Rosas (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Wednesday, Mark Long of the Associated Press reports.

Analysis: Rosas' chances of winning against Josh Lambo in a competition for Jacksonville's top kicker job could be impacted if he misses a significant portion of training camp due to his current, undisclosed injury. He made eight of 11 field-goal tries in six appearances with the team last year.

Jul 28, 2021 10:25 AM EST

Competing with Lambo

Rosas and Josh Lambo were alternating field-goal attempts in "pressurized situations" during mandatory minicamp, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.

Analysis: Rosas re-signed with Jacksonville in March after appearing in six games last season and going 8-for-11 on field-goal attempts and making all nine PATs. Lambo spent most of the season on injured reserve with a hip injury, but he's converted 95 percent of field goals since signing in 2017. Rosas likely will need a strong showing in training camp in order to supplant Lambo.

Jun 26, 2021 7:49 PM EST

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