Josh Lambo

Pittsburgh Steelers
Place Kicker #4
Pittsburgh Steelers
Place Kicker #4
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Josh Lambo News

Released Tuesday

Lambo was released from the Steelers' practice squad Tuesday, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Lambo was signed on Nov. 2 as an emergency replacement for kicker Chris Boswell who suffered a concussion in Week 8. Boswell was cleared from protocols in time for Monday's game and Lambo was not needed.

Nov 9, 2021 12:14 PM EST


Joins Pittsburgh's practice squad

Lambo was signed to the Steelers' practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: The Steelers kicker, Chris Boswell, suffered a concussion during a fake field-goal attempt in Week 8, so Lambo will provide kicking insurance in case Boswell is unable to play in Week 9. After a bad start to the season (0-3 on field-goal attempts and 5-for-7 on extra-point tries), Lambo was released by the Jaguars on Oct. 19 in favor of Matthew Wright. The 30-year-old will likely only be used in an emergency.

Nov 2, 2021 9:27 AM EST



Released by Jaguars

Lambo was cut by the Jaguars on Tuesday.

Analysis: The kicker was supplanted by Matthew Wright as the team's starting kicker after three contests and hasn't appeared in a game since. He was 0-for-3 on field goals and 5-for-7 on PATS in three games this season. It's possible that a team with kicking woes will grab him in the coming weeks.

Oct 19, 2021 3:46 PM EST


Not kicking again

Lambo (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Dolphins in London, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Analysis: Though he's available again after sitting out the Jaguars' Week 4 game in Cincinnati for personal reasons, Lambo will remain a healthy inactive for the second straight week. Matthew Wright has overtaken Lambo as the Jaguars' top kicker.

Oct 17, 2021 5:16 AM EST


Inactive Sunday

Lambo (coach's decision) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans.

Analysis: Matthew Wright was elevated from the practice squad for Sunday's game, and it's not a major surprise he'll end up handling kicking duties. Lambo retains his spot on the roster for now, but the Jaguars could move on completely if Wright performs well after making all three PATs in his team debut last week.

Oct 10, 2021 8:44 AM EST



Fellow kicker elevated

The Jaguars have elevated Matthew Wright to the team's active roaster, an indication that he'll likely handle kicking duties instead of Lambo on Sunday against the Titans, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Lambo went 0-for-3 on field-goal attempts and 5-for-7 on PATs through three games before missing Week 4's contest for personal reasons. With Wright now having been elevated by the team for the second week in a row, it appears as though he could once again handle placekicking duties Sunday versus Tennessee.

Oct 9, 2021 1:52 PM EST


Still in competition

Coach Urban Meyer said Friday that Lambo and Matthew Wright remain in close competition for the kicking job and that a decision will be made Saturday, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Analysis: Lambo is 0-for-3 on field goals and 5-for-7 on PATs in three games before missing Week 4 for personal reasons, and Wright converted three PATs in his absence. Lambo was 76-for-80 on field-goal attempts over the previous four seasons, so the Jaguars are hoping he can quickly rediscover that form before turning to Wright, who is currently on the practice squad.

Oct 8, 2021 1:35 PM EST


Competing for kicking job

Coach Urban Meyer said Lambo will compete with Matthew Wright this week for the kicking job, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Lambo returned to the team Monday after missing Week 4 for personal reasons, and he'll now have to fight to retain his spot on the roster. The 30-year-old is 0-for-3 on field-goal attempts (two of which are from 50-plus yards) and 5-for-7 on PATs this season. Wright, who is currently on the practice squad, filled in against the Titans on Sunday and made all three extra-point attempts while not attempting a field goal.

Oct 6, 2021 7:12 PM EST


Returns to team

Coach Urban Meyer said Monday that Lambo (personal) has rejoined the team, Demetrius Harvey of Sports Illustrated reports.

Analysis: Lambo missed Thursday's game against the Bengals due to a personal reason. However, the 30-year-old will compete with Matthew Wright for kicking duties ahead of Sunday's Week 5 matchup against Tennessee.

Oct 4, 2021 8:21 AM EST


Ruled out for Thursday night

Lambo (personal) will not play in Thursday's game against the Bengals.

Analysis: With Lambo ruled out, the Jaguars likely will promote Matthew Wright from the practice squad to serve as the placekicker. Wright's only prior NFL action came last year with the Steelers, but he did go 4-for-4 on field-goal attempts and 7-for-7 on PATs.

Sep 29, 2021 1:06 PM EST


Misses two PATs

Lambo made one of three extra-point attempts and did not attempt a field goal during Sunday's 31-19 loss to Arizona.

Analysis: Lambo remains 0-for-3 on field-goal attempts (two of which were beyond 50 yards) this season and can now add a pair of missed PATs to his ledger. The 30-year-old missed only four field goals and six PATs in 43 games across his first four seasons in Jacksonville, but he's enduring some serious struggles in 2021. The Jaguars seem likely to at least try out some kickers this week, and Lambo figures to have a short leash if he receives another opportunity.

Sep 27, 2021 1:09 PM EST


Misses both FGAs

Lambo made his one extra-point attempt and missed both field-goal attempts during Sunday's 23-13 loss to Denver.

Analysis: Lambo didn't receive any easy opportunities as both field-goal attempts came during the second quarter from 48 and 52 yards, but it's certainly not encouraging to see him missing both attempts. The 30-year-old's only attempted field goal during the season opener came from further out at 55 yards, and he has yet to convert through the first two games of the season. Jacksonville's offensive struggles certainly haven't helped, but Lambo is off to a poor start in 2021.

Sep 19, 2021 2:38 PM EST


Perfect finish to preseason

Lambo converted both field-goal attempts and all four extra-point attempts during Sunday's preseason win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: Lambo was 2-for-4 on field goals through the first two exhibition games with the misses coming from 43 and 47 yards, but he got back on track Sunday by converting from 34 and 45 yards. The 30-year-old had some competition early in camp with he and Aldrick Rosas alternating attempts, but the latter was let go and recently signed with the Saints. Lambo is 76-for-80 on field-goal attempts since joining the Jaguars in 2017, and given that accuracy he could be a solid fantasy option this year with the promise of a revamped offense led by rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

Aug 30, 2021 11:25 AM EST


Facing competition

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

Analysis: Lambo is 76-for-80 on field goals since signing with Jacksonville in 2017, but his role isn't guaranteed entering 2021 after missing 12 games last season due to a hip injury. The 30-year-old carries a $4.375 million cap hit but could be cut with a dead cap of $1.75 million, so there would be some cap savings should the Jaguars opt to move on. Lambo remains the favorite for the job, but he may need a solid showing in training camp in order to earn the trust of new coach Urban Meyer.

Jun 26, 2021 6:48 PM EST


Shifts to season-ending IR

The Jaguars placed Lambo (hip) on season-ending injured reserve Monday.

Analysis: Lambo has already come off injured reserve once this season, so he won't be eligible to return again. The 29-year-old aggravated a gluteus medius muscle injury while attempting an onside kick in the final two minutes of Sunday's loss to the Texans. In four appearances with the Jaguars in 2020, Lambo converted all five of his field-goal tries and eight of ten extra-point attempts. Jacksonville signed Aldrick Rosas to the practice squad Monday, and it's always possible that the team could reach back out to Jonathan Brown or Brandon Wright (groin), both of whom previously filled in for Lambo this season.

Nov 9, 2020 11:56 AM EST


Season-ending injury feared

Lambo aggravated his his gluteus medius muscle during Sunday's 27-25 loss to the Texans and is expected to miss the remainder of the 2020 campaign, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The Jaguars expect to place Lambo on injured reserve in the near future. He previously missed five games due to a lesser version of his current injury, so while Jacksonville hasn't yet officially ruled Lambo out for the year, his chances of retaking the field could be slim. In replacement of Lambo, the Jaguars may seek out the returning services of Jonathan Brown, who started Week 6 against the Lions. Alternatively, if Brandon Wright has managed to recover from his groin injury, it's possible that the rookie out of Georgia State could get another chance.

Nov 9, 2020 9:13 AM EST


Injures hip Sunday

Lambo suffered a left hip injury during Sunday's loss to the Broncos, John Shipley of SI.com reports.

Analysis: The 29-year-old sustained the injury on an onside-kick attempt in the final two minutes. Coach Doug Marrone couldn't provide specifics on the injury but indicated it could be a serious issue. Lambo spent a month on injured reserve with an injury to the same hip before returning in late October, and it's possible he's headed back to the shelf. The veteran made field goals from 30 and 59 yards while converting one of two extra-point attempts Sunday.

Nov 8, 2020 1:39 PM EST


Makes lone kick Sunday

Lambo made his lone extra-point attempt in Sunday's 39-29 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: Lambo missed the last four games with a hip injury but returned to action for Sunday's AFC showdown. The Jaguars scored four touchdowns but opted to go for two points three times for strategic reasons, leaving Lambo with an underwhelming fantasy finish. This was more of a case of bad luck than a measure of the coaching staff's faith in Lambo, and he should be a decent fantasy option when the Texans come to town after the Week 8 bye. The Texans have allowed 31 points per game but have a decent red-zone defense, allowing opponents to score on 62.5 percent of trips, 13th in the league.

Oct 26, 2020 2:22 PM EST


Cleared for Week 7

Lambo (hip) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Lambo's return to action was foreshadowed after the Jaguars activated him from injured reserve Thursday and then cut loose Jonathan Brown, the only other kicker on the 53-man roster. The 29-year-old had been out since Week 2 with the hip injury, but Lambo proved his health by practicing Wednesday through Friday without issue.

Oct 23, 2020 12:20 PM EST


Back in action

The Jaguars activated Lambo (hip) to the 53-man roster from injured reserve.

Analysis: Lambo's return to the active roster comes just one day after he was officially cleared for evaluation at practice. The 29-year-old stands to resume serving as Jacksonville's starting placekicker going forward, beginning with Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Oct 22, 2020 2:05 PM EST


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