Austin Seibert

Austin Seibert

Place Kicker #3
Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Ht / Wt:5'9" / 211 lb.
College:Oklahoma
Age:24
Born:November 15, 1996
Drafted:2019 / Rd. 5 (170)
Draft Team:CLE

Austin Seibert: Knocks home seven kicks

Seibert made three of four field-goal attempts and all four extra-point tries in Sunday's 37-31 win over the Texans.

Analysis: Seibert missed a 49-yarder in the second quarter, but he drilled kicks from 35, 36 and 48 yards to close out the game. Through three games with the Bengals, Seibert has connected on five of seven field-goal tries and all eight extra-point attempts. Whether that's enough to usurp Randy Bullock for the starting kicker role in 2021 remains to be seen.

December 28, 2020 9:02 AM EST

Austin Seibert: Starting kicker once again

Seibert will be the Bengals' starting kicker in Sunday's game against the Texans, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

Analysis: Randy Bullock will be a health scratch while Seibert makes his third straight start. Over the previous two games, Seibert has made two of three field-goal attempts and all four extra-point tries.

December 27, 2020 8:49 AM EST

Austin Seibert: Knocks home five kicks

Seibert connected on two of three field-goal attempts and all three extra-point tries in Monday's 27-17 win over the Steelers.

Analysis: Seibert made kicks from 33 and 34 yards, but he sent a 55-yarder wide right. The Bengals continue to give Seibert a trial run at kicker while leaving incumbent Randy Bullock on the bench. With an adequate Week 15 performance in hand, Seibert should remain in the starting role this Sunday against the Texans.

December 22, 2020 12:24 PM EST

Austin Seibert: Week 15 assignment confirmed

Seibert is slotted in as the Bengals kicker for a Monday night matchup against the Steelers with Randy Bullock (coach's decision) inactive for Week 15, per Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer.

Analysis: Seibert got the nod last week against the Cowboys as well while Randy Bullock was labeled a healthy scratch. The Oklahoma product nailed the lone opportunity of his Bengals debut, converting on a point-after attempt. In a more plentiful sample, Seibert went 25-for-30 on field-goal attempts over 17 appearances for Cleveland between 2019 and 2020.

December 21, 2020 3:59 PM EST

Austin Seibert: Will get another start

Seibert will get the nod as the Bengals' starting kicker again this week against the Steelers, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The Bengals know what they have in Randy Bullock, an essentially league-average kicker. It follows that they should see what they have in Seibert.

December 14, 2020 7:49 PM EST

Austin Seibert: Makes lone kick Sunday

Seibert made his only kick -- an extra-point attempt -- in Sunday's 30-7 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: The Bengals took three trips to the red zone in the first half, scoring once but turning the ball over twice. Seibert connected on the extra point for the team's lone touchdown, but he wasn't trotted out again in his Bengals debut. Randy Bullock is still on the active roster, but he was a healthy scratch. Seibert figures to get another test run in next week's game against the Steelers.

December 14, 2020 9:47 AM EST

Austin Seibert: Takes over kicking duties

Seibert will handle kicking duties Sunday against the Cowboys with regular kicker Randy Bullock (coach's decision) inactive, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The 24-year-old missed a PAT and a 41-yard field goal in the season opener and hasn't seen the field since, but he'll receive another opportunity Sunday. Bullock is 21-for-26 on field-goal attempts and 24-for-25 on PATs this season with four missed kicks the past three games, so the Browns want to see if they have a better option already on the roster. Seibert may not have much of a leash given his struggles Week 1, but a strong performance should provide him a longer look as the Bengals' kicker.

December 13, 2020 9:01 AM EST

Austin Seibert: Won't kick Thursday

Seibert is a healthy scratch for Thursday's game against the Browns, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

Analysis: Seibert was claimed off waivers by the Browns Tuesday, however, he'll have to wait another week to make his debut. This news is quite interesting, especially considering he was expected to face the team that cut him just a few days after the fact. Seibert may be lacking confidence after he missed a 41-yard field goal and an extra point with the Browns in Week 1. Randy Bullock will continue to handle kicking duties Thursday.

September 17, 2020 4:05 PM EST

Austin Seibert: Lands in Cincinnati

The Bengals claimed Seibert off waivers from the Browns on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Cincinnati held the NFL's top waiver priority and elected to use it on Seibert, who was let go by the Browns after missing a 41-yard field goal and an extra-point attempt in Sunday's 38-6 loss to the Ravens. Seibert could get the chance to redeem himself right away against his former team, as the Bengals are scheduled to play the Browns on Thursday Night Football in Week 2. While top kicker Randy Bullock (calf) isn't believed to be dealing with a serious injury coming out of the Bengals' Week 1 loss to the Chargers, the quick turnaround between games could prompt Cincinnati to hold him out in favor of Seibert. As a rookie with Cleveland last season, Seibert converted a respectable 25 of 29 field-goal attempts, though he misfired on five extra-point tries.

September 15, 2020 8:13 AM EST

Austin Seibert: Promptly cut by Cleveland

The Browns waived Seibert on Monday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: The writing was on the wall after the Browns promoted Cody Parkey to the active roster. Seibert had a rough Week 1 missing a 41-yard field goal and an extra point, and the Browns are apparently confident enough in Parkey to cut loose their 2019 fifth-round pick. The 23-year-old Seibert will likely clear waivers.

September 14, 2020 10:31 AM EST

Austin Seibert: May lose job to Parkey

Seibert's job is in jeopardy after the Browns signed Cody Parkey to the active roster Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Seibert missed a 41-yard field goal and an extra point in Sunday's 38-6 loss to the Ravens. While his whiffs didn't affect the final result, it looks like the Browns want to get ahead of their kicking woes before it becomes a real issue. Parkey is expected to kick for the team Thursday against the Bengals, and if he performs well, Seibert could be let go.

September 14, 2020 10:23 AM EST

Austin Seibert: Misses two kicks

Seibert was unsuccessful on a 41-yard attempt and missed an extra-point kick in Sunday's 38-6 loss to the Ravens in Week 1.

Analysis: It was not a good day for Seibert, the second-year kicker that had problems early in the 2019 season. He eventually settled down but missed four kicks between 40 and 49 yards and five extra-point tries. Seibert didn't have competition during training camp, suggesting the Browns were happy with him, but Cleveland added Cody Parkey to the practice squad just before the regular season. Parkey may want to keep his cell phone charged.

September 13, 2020 5:41 PM EST

Austin Seibert: Has coach's confidence

Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer said Thursday that Seibert is "our guy," Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: The Browns signed Cody Parkey to the practice squad earlier this week, but Priefer's comment confirms that the move was simply made to add depth. Seibert, who converted 25 of 29 field-goal attempts across 16 games for the Browns last season, will head into Sunday's tilt against Baltimore with a secure grip on the starting gig.

September 10, 2020 2:11 PM EST

Austin Seibert: Team adds kicker

The Browns signed Cody Parkey to the practice squad, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports, adding insurance for Seibert.

Analysis: Parkey kicked for the Browns in 2016, successfully executing 20-of-25 field-goal attempts, including a long of 51 yards, and 20-of-21 extra-point kicks. He has a stronger leg than Seibert, who missed four of 14 kicks beyond the 40-yard-line and five extra-point kicks in 2019.

September 7, 2020 6:11 AM EST

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