Aldrick Rosas

New Orleans Saints
Place Kicker #2
New Orleans Saints
Place Kicker #2
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Aldrick Rosas News

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

Back in Jacksonville

The Jaguars re-signed Rosas on Wednesday, Michael DiRocco of reports.

Analysis: Rosas appeared in six games with the Jaguars last season, converting eight of 11 field-goal attempts (73 percent) and all nine of his extra-point tries. He'll offer Josh Lambo (hip) competition this offseason.

Mar 17, 2021 1:46 PM EST

Makes both PATs

Rosas didn't attempt a field goal and converted both extra-point attempts during Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Colts.

Analysis: The 26-year-old had minimal opportunities in the finale with Jacksonville missing its two best weapons in DJ Chark (shin) and James Robinson (ankle). Rosas went 8-for-11 on field goal attempts and 9-for-9 on PATs in six games. He's set to hit free agency this offseason with Josh Lambo (hip) returning from injury to reclaim kicking duties for Jacksonville in 2021.

Jan 4, 2021 10:56 AM EST

Converts all three kicks

Rosas made his lone field-goal attempt and both extra-point attempts during Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Bears.

Analysis: The 26-year-old once again had minimal opportunities and has attempted only three field goals over the past three games. Rosas is 8-for-11 on field-goal attempts and 7-for-7 on PATs in five games as Jacksonville's kicker.

Dec 28, 2020 7:41 PM EST

Converts both PATs

Rosas made both his extra-point attempts and did not attempt a field goal during Sunday's 40-14 loss to the Ravens.

Analysis: The 25-year-old didn't have much work Sunday, though he did have to take over punting duties (three punts for 110 yards) due to the absence of Logan Cooke (illness). Rosas is 7-for-10 on field-goal attempts (with two misses beyond 50 yards) and 5-for-5 on PATs in four games this season, and his fantasy prospects remain limited given Jacksonville's offensive struggles and tough remaining schedule.

Dec 21, 2020 12:28 PM EST

Makes two of three kicks

Rosas converted one of two field-goal attempts and made his lone PAT during Sunday's 31-10 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: The 25-year-old had limited opportunities during the blowout loss, with both field-goal attempts coming from 53 yards. Rosas is 7-for-10 on field goals and 3-for-3 on PATs in three games for the Jaguars this season, with two of those misses coming from 50-plus yards. It could be tough sledding down the stretch for the Jaguars offense with the Ravens, Bears and Colts on the schedule for the final three games of the season.

Dec 14, 2020 12:47 PM EST

Signs with Jaguars

Rosas signed with the Jaguars' active roster Saturday.

Analysis: In a corresponding move, the Jaguars waived Chase McLaughlin, who missed a field-goal attempt and an extra-point attempt in last week's 27-24 overtime loss to the Vikings. Rosas -- who will be their starting kicker for Sunday's game against the Titans -- has played in two games this year for the Jags, connecting on six of eight field-goal tries and both extra-point attempts.

Dec 12, 2020 1:14 PM EST

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