Austin Seibert

Detroit Lions
Place Kicker #3
Detroit Lions
Place Kicker #3

Austin Seibert News

Waived by Detroit

The Lions waived Seibert (groin) on Sunday.

Analysis: Seibert won a preseason competition against Riley Patterson but then missed two field goals over the first games and sat out Week 4 with a groin injury. Patterson doesn't have good job security, but he'll get his chances if the Lions can continue overcoming their glut of injuries to put up points each week.

Oct 7, 2022 1:35 PM EST

Maintains limited practice activity

Seibert (groin) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Seibert appears to have shown some improvement in his recovery from the right groin injury that kept him sidelined for last week's 48-45 loss to the Seahawks, but he may need to turn in a full practice Friday for the Lions to feel comfortable proceeding with him as their kicker Sunday at New England. Before he sustained the groin injury, Seibert's job appeared to be in question after he missed a pair of field-goal tries in a narrow Week 3 loss to the Vikings, but Fipp expressed confidence in the 25-year-old's ability to improve and strengthen his hold on the role once healthy, per Tony Garcia of the Detroit Free Press. If Seibert needs more time to move past the groin injury, the Lions will promote Michael Badgley from the practice squad to handle kicking duties against the Patriots.

Oct 6, 2022 1:48 PM EST

Logs limited practice

Seibert (groin) was listed as a limited participant on the Lions' injury report Wednesday.

Analysis: Seibert did not practice last week and was ruled out for Sunday's loss to the Seahawks with this same injury. However, the 25-year-old's status appears to have improved given his ability to work back into Detroit's first practice of Week 5. Seibert converted three of five field-goal tries and all 12 of his PATs over the first three weeks, and he should see plenty of kicking opportunities in the Lions' prolific offense this season.

Oct 5, 2022 5:54 PM EST

Won't play this week

Seibert (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Seattle, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Analysis: Seibert missed practice all week and now will be out for the Week 4 contest. The Lions likely will call up Dominik Eberle from the practice squad, and while the matchup with Seattle is favorable, the equation also involves an inexperienced kicker whose team has multiple key injuries on offense (D'Andre Swift and Amon-Ra St. Brown both are out this week).

Sep 30, 2022 1:13 PM EST

Sitting for practice again

Seibert (groin) isn't participating in Thursday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Analysis: Seibert's right groin injury will keep him off the practice for the second day in a row, but the Lions aren't yet closing the door on him being available to kick in Sunday's game against the Seahawks. In fact, special teams coordinator Dave Fipp told Kyle Meinke of earlier Thursday that he "feels good about where [Seibert] is at" at this stage of the week, even after the kicker missed 48- and 56-yard field-goal attempts in last week's loss to the Vikings. Detroit has Dominik Eberle available on the practice squad as an option to kick Week 4 if Seibert doesn't progress from the injury as well as the Lions hope heading into Sunday.

Sep 29, 2022 10:15 AM EST

Team sounds optimistic

Special teams coordinator Dave Fipp said Thursday "I feel good about" where Seibert (groin) is at, Kyle Meinke of reports.

Analysis: Seibert missed two long field-goal tries during Week 3's loss to the Vikings and didn't practice Wednesday due to a groin injury, but it looks like there's still optimism for his chances of suiting up Week 4. The starting kicker has two more chances to practice in some capacity ahead of Sunday's game against Seattle.

Sep 29, 2022 8:22 AM EST

Sidelined due to groin injury

Seibert didn't practice Wednesday due to a groin injury.

Analysis: Seibert missed a 48-yard try and a 56-yard field-goal attempt during the team's Week 3 loss to Minnesota, but it's unclear if he was dealing with his current groin injury during the contest. His absence Wednesday is certainly concerning, but he'll have two more opportunities to return to practice before the team has to make a decision on his status for Week 4.

Sep 28, 2022 2:27 PM EST

Misses two from long range

Seibert converted one of three field-goal attempts and three of three PATs during Sunday's 28-24 loss to Minnesota.

Analysis: Seibert had plenty of chances to put together a strong fantasy outing, but he missed a 48-yard try early on before pushing wide a 56-yard field-goal attempt late in the fourth quarter. With that said, the Lions offense remained productive for a third straight week, and it bodes well for Seibert's future prospects that Detroit is consistently getting into scoring position. Up next is a Week 4 home matchup against Seattle within the indoor confines of Ford Field.

Sep 25, 2022 9:51 PM EST

Totals 10 points

Seibert converted two of two targets and four of four PATs during Sunday's 36-27 win over Washington.

Analysis: Seibert again handled plenty of PATs as Detroit's offense stayed hot, but this time he also got a couple of field-goal attempts to buoy his fantasy output. Given the unlikelihood that the Lions will maintain the red-zone efficiency they've displayed through the first two weeks of the season, Seibert could be in for big fantasy days on occasions when Detroit falters in that area. Up next is a Week 3 road matchup in the indoor confines of Minnesota's U.S. Bank Stadium.

Sep 19, 2022 5:22 PM EST

Converts five PATs

Seibert converted five of five PATs during Sunday's 38-35 loss to the Eagles.

Analysis: The good news for Seibert is that the Lions offense looks like it could be improved upon last year. The bad news is that the good news ultimately resulted in zero field-goal attempts Sunday since Detroit was able to find the end zone whenever it got into scoring position. However, its offensive scoring efficiency figures to vary most weeks, so better days should be ahead for Seibert from a production standpoint. Up next is a Week 2 home matchup against Washington.

Sep 11, 2022 6:00 PM EST

Back in full Thursday

Seibert (groin) was listed as a full participant during the Lions' practice Thursday.

Analysis: Seibert appears to have gotten over a right groin issue that limited him during Detroit's practice Wednesday. The fifth-year kicker connected on 10 of his 12 field-goal tries over six games with the team in 2021. Seibert is now set to reprise the Lions' primary kicking duties once again starting with this Sunday's season-opener against the Eagles.

Sep 8, 2022 2:22 PM EST

Limited Wednesday

Seibert (groin) was a limited participant during the Lions' practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Seibert appears to have picked up a right groin issue after winning out in Detroit's starting kicker competition over Riley Patterson this preseason. The 25-year-old converted 15 of his 17 total kicking attempts before missing the Lions' final nine games with a hip injury last season. Seibert's status will be worth monitoring ahead of the team's Week 1 matchup against Philadelphia on Sept. 11.

Sep 7, 2022 5:55 PM EST

Has edge in kicking competition

Lions head coach Dan Campbell said Monday that Seibert is a "tick" ahead of Riley Patterson in the kicking battle, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.

Analysis: A hip injury placed Seibert on injured reserve midway through the 2021 campaign, and the Oklahoma product had to watch as Patterson set the Lions' franchise rookie record for kicking accuracy down the stretch. However, now that he's healthy, it appears the place-kicking gig is Seibert's to lose during training camp. Last season, the fourth-year kicker went 10-for-12 on field-goal attempts and a perfect 5-for-5 on extra-point tries, with his only misses coming from beyond 40 yards.

Aug 8, 2022 12:05 PM EST

Working with starters

Seibert has been working with the first-team offense during OTAs, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Analysis: A hip injury planted Seibert on injured reserve midway through the 2021 season, and the 2019 fifth-round draft pick proceeded to watch as Riley Patterson set the Lions franchise rookie record for kicking accuracy down the stretch. However, it not only appears that Seibert is healthy, but that he has been working ahead of Patterson during early offseason practices. However, even though Aldrick Rosas is now out of the picture, it is possible that this two-way competition for the kicking job in Detroit could last all summer.

Jun 1, 2022 8:48 PM EST

Done for '21 season

Lions head coach Dan Campbell said Friday that Seibert (hip) won't return from injured reserve this season, Benjamin Raven of reports.

Analysis: Seibert is first eligible to return from IR this weekend against the Vikings after missing the requisite three games with a right hip injury, but since he's not even in condition to resume practicing at this stage, the Lions don't have confidence he'll be able to make it back before Week 18. While Seibert has been sidelined, the Lions have used three kickers in as many games. With Ryan Santoso and Aldrick Rosas having since been moved off the 53-man roster, the job looks like it belongs to Riley Patterson for the time being. The undrafted rookie out of Memphis connected on both of his extra-point attempts last week in his NFL debut in the Lions' 16-14 loss to the Bears.

Dec 3, 2021 3:56 PM EST

Moved to IR

Seibert (hip) was placed on IR on Saturday.

Analysis: The Lions promoted Ryan Santoso from the practice squad in a corresponding move. Santoso will fill in for Seibert against the Steelers on Sunday, and he'll likely continue to do so for the remainder of Seibert's absence, which will last a minimum of three weeks.

Nov 13, 2021 1:43 PM EST

Ruled out against Pittsburgh

Seibert (hip) won't play Sunday against the Steelers, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Analysis: Seibert was unable to practice Friday and was subsequently ruled out. Unless the winless Lions are alright with punter Jack Fox handling kicking duties, they'll need to bring in a kicker on short notice.

Nov 12, 2021 12:53 PM EST

Limited again Thursday

Seibert (hip) was a limited participant at practice Thursday.

Analysis: The kicker was limited for the second consecutive day at practice Thursday, placing some doubt on his availability for Sunday's matchup with the Steelers. Seibert's level of participation at Friday's practice will speak volumes to his ability to play in Week 10.

Nov 11, 2021 3:18 PM EST

Misses from 47 yards out

Seibert missed his lone field-goal attempt during Sunday's 44-6 loss to the Eagles.

Analysis: After the Lions put up a solid effort in Week 8 against a solid Rams defense, Detroit took a huge step back against a seemingly poor Eagles defense. On his only opportunity of the day, Seibert missed wide left from 47 yards out. Attached to one of the least reliable offenses in the league, Seibert will remain an unadvisable fantasy option when Detroit returns from its Week 9 bye to take on Pittsburgh in Week 10.

Oct 31, 2021 7:10 PM EST

Bounces back strong

Seibert converted four-of-four field-goal attempts and his only PAT during Sunday's 28-19 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: In what was easily his most productive game of the year, Seibert nailed a handful of field goals from between 31- and 47-yards out as the Lions found much more success than expected against the Rams' defense. While his fantasy expectations will remain low as long as he's attached to an offense led by Jared Goff, Seibert at least flashed the upside he can have in a game if everything breaks right.

Oct 25, 2021 7:50 AM EST

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