Mason Crosby

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Finishes with just two points

Crosby did not attempt a field goal and made both extra points he got up in Sunday's victory over the Buccaneers.

Analysis: It appeared Crosby would have several opportunities to put points on the board after the Packers marched down the field on their first three drives, but they turned the ball over near the goal line on the third and did not give Crosby another scoring chance after that. Crosby scored nine points in the Packers' Week 2 victory over the Bears, but he totaled just three points in the two other games his team has played to date.

Sep 26, 2022 7:47 AM EST


Will be available Sunday

Crosby (illness) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.

Analysis: Crosby showed up on the injury report Thursday as a non-participant due to an illness and remained away from the field Friday. Still, there's no worry about his availability for Week 3 action. The Packers' receiving corps may be depleted with Sammy Watkins (hamstring) already ruled out and Randall Cobb (illness) and Christian Watson (hamstring) questionable, so Crosby's prospects Sunday could be dimmed if one or both of the latter duo are unavailable to the offense.

Sep 23, 2022 1:33 PM EST



Misses practice but likely to play

Crosby (illness) was sidelined for a second consecutive practice Friday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Crosby missed Green Bay's last two practices, but Schneidman adds that special teams coach Rich Bisaccia expects Crosby to play Sunday against the Buccaneers. If Crosby were to miss the game, Green Bay would likely promote kicker Ramiz Ahmed from the practice squad.

Sep 23, 2022 10:21 AM EST


Fails to practice Thursday

Crosby (illness) was listed as a non-participant on the Packers' practice report Thursday.

Analysis: Although Crosby failed to participate in Thursday's practice session, special teams coach Rich Bisaccia expects the 38-year-old to be ready to go for Sunday's contest against the Buccaneers, per Matt Schneidman of The Athletic.

Sep 22, 2022 3:34 PM EST


Makes all Week 2 kicks

Crosby made two field goals and three extra points in Sunday's 27-10 victory over the Bears.

Analysis: After scoring just one point in the opener, Crosby surpassed that number with ease in Week 2, hitting a 40-yard field goal on the Packers' first drive and adding six more points after that. He could find points hard to come by again in Week 3, as the Packers will face a Tampa Bay team that has allowed opponents to attempt just one extra point and two field goals to date.

Sep 19, 2022 7:41 AM EST



Scores one point in Week 1

Crosby did not attempt a field goal and made the lone extra point he attempted in Sunday's loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: The 338 yards the Packers racked up on offense were middle-of-the-pack league-wide, but they trailed the entire way, which eliminated the need for field goals and limited Crosby to only one scoring opportunity. In Week 2, Crosby and the Packers will square off against the Bears, a team he totaled two field goals and nine extra points against in two 2021 matchups.

Sep 12, 2022 9:15 AM EST


Cleared for season opener

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said Friday that Crosby (knee) will be the team's kicker during Sunday's season opener against the Vikings, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Crosby missed all of training camp after having his knee scoped in mid-July, but he was activated off the PUP list ahead of the 53-man roster deadline and, as expected, will be full go for Week 1 -- marking his 242nd consecutive regular-season game since Green Bay drafted him in 2007. Despite his struggles last season (career-low 73.5 field-goal percentage), the Packers have confidence their veteran kicker can bounce back in 2022 after addressing his lingering knee pain during the offseason.

Sep 9, 2022 12:13 PM EST


Full participant Wednesday

Crosby (knee) was a full participant during Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Crosby missed all of training camp after having his knee scoped in mid-July, but he was activated off the PUP list ahead of the 53-man roster deadline and appears to be good to go for Week 1. Despite his struggles last season (career-low 73.5 field-goal percentage), the Packers have confidence their veteran kicker can bounce back in 2022 after addressing his lingering knee pain during the offseason.

Sep 7, 2022 2:54 PM EST


Activated from PUP for Week 1

Crosby (knee) has been activated from the PUP list and is expected to play Week 1 against Minnesota, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The Packers are activating Crosby shortly after they waived fellow kicker Ramiz Ahmed. The soon-to-be 38-year-old missed all of training camp and the preseason after having a knee scope in mid-July.

Aug 30, 2022 1:15 PM EST


Not a given for Week 1

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur did not confirm Crosby (knee) would be activated off the PUP list ahead of Week 1's contest against the Vikings, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: This seems to contradict the statement LaFleur made Tuesday suggesting the long-time veteran would be fine entering Week 1. The Packers have until Tuesday to activate Crosby from the PUP list or lose him for the first four games of the regular season. Given the smattering of backup preseason competitors all have had their struggles throughout training camp, Crosby's availability could be relatively important for a team with aspirations of a long postseason run.

Aug 27, 2022 12:41 PM EST


Feels confident for Week 1

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said Tuesday that he likes where Crosby (knee) is at, and the kicker feels confident he'll be ready for Week 1 against the Vikings, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Crosby has ramped up his rehab in recent days and appears on track to suit up for the preseason opener despite sitting out the majority of training camp following an offseason knee procedure. With Crosby sidelined, the Packers have brought in numerous competitors this offseason, but if healthy, the veteran still appears to be Green Bay's go-to place kicker despite his struggles in 2021.

Aug 23, 2022 9:10 AM EST


Getting up kicks

Crosby (knee) "has started kicking," according to Matt Schneidman of The Athletic.

Analysis: The report did not provide any other details regarding Crosby's progress in his recovery from an offseason knee procedure, but it does at least signal that things are moving in the right direction. It's not yet known if Crosby will be ready for Week 1, but he should at least have a shot to take the field. If he does not, Ramiz Ahmed is the front-runner to handle the duties instead.

Aug 23, 2022 6:35 AM EST


Coming off minor knee procedure

Crosby underwent a minor scope procedure on his right knee two weeks ago, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Crosby did not participate in Wednesday's opening practice after he was added to the Packers' active/PUP list ahead of training camp last Friday. The 37-year-old said the scope was meant to address some lingering issues in his right kicking knee and that he doesn't "expect it be to a long, nagging thing." Crosby has yet to miss a single game during his 15-year career, but rookie Gabe Brkic should continue to handle Green Bay's kicking duties in the veteran's absence.

Jul 27, 2022 4:26 PM EST


Lands on PUP list

The Packers placed Crosby (undisclosed) on the active/PUP list Friday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: During Green Bay's mandatory minicamp in June, Crosby didn't attempt a kick, instead spending time with the rehab group on a stationary bike. Whatever impacted him then continues to bother him at the outset of training camp, leaving undrafted rookie Gabe Brkic as the team's only healthy kicker at the moment. Crosby is eligible to practice and play in preseason games, though, giving him plenty of time to reach 100 percent for a Week 1 matchup at Minnesota.

Jul 22, 2022 3:23 PM EST


Not kicking during minicamp

Crosby (undisclosed) appears to be in the rehab group during Wednesday's minicamp practice, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Demovsky noted that Crosby hasn't attempted a kick during the Packers' first two minicamp practices, but the team hasn't released any information about a potential injury. The veteran kicker struggled mightily last season, but he's still the favorite to remain the place kicker in 2022. However, Green Bay signed Dominik Eberle this offseason to provide competition for Crosby.

Jun 8, 2022 10:17 AM EST


Uneven results in 2021

Crosby converted 25 of 34 field goal tries, made 49 of his 51 extra point attempts and scored 124 points over 17 games in 2021.

Analysis: Crosby made his most field goals and finished with his most points since the 2018 season, but he also made just 73.5 percent of his field goal attempts -- his lowest success rate since 2012. The struggles weren't all Crosby's fault, as the Packers had all kinds of issues on special teams, but the results were still not great. While he had an up-and-down campaign, Crosby has been the Packers' kicker since 2010 and is under contract for 2022, so the team may opt to stick with the sure thing. However, they could decide to go in a different direction, and retirement is also on the table for the 37-year-old.

Feb 3, 2022 12:47 PM EST


First miss since Week 12

Crosby made a 36-yard field goal and went 1-for-2 on extra-point attempts in Sunday's 37-30 loss to the Lions.

Analysis: Crosby had not missed since misfiring on a field goal attempt against the Rams in Week 12, but his streak of 24 straight successful kicks came to an end when he pushed the point-after-touchdown try to the right after the Packers' second score of the game. The four points Crosby finished with Sunday were his fewest in a game since he was limited to just one point in the Packers' Week 9 loss to the Chiefs.

Jan 10, 2022 10:00 AM EST


Ties season high with 13 points

Crosby made all three field-goal tries and all four extra points he attempted in Sunday's 37-10 victory over the Vikings.

Analysis: None of Crosby's three attempts to put three points on the board came from further than 37 yards away, but when it was all said and done, he tied his season high with 13 points and remained perfect since the Packers' Week 13 bye. Crosby will have a chance to rack up points again in Week 18 against a Lions team that is ceding the second-most points to opposing kickers, but his opportunities could take a hit if the Packers -- who have already wrapped up the No. 1 seed -- limit the snaps of their top players or hold them out altogether.

Jan 3, 2022 8:16 AM EST


Converts each kick in third straight

Crosby made a 32-yard field goal and all three point-after-touchdown tries he attempted in Saturday's 24-22 victory over the Browns.

Analysis: Crosby made every kick he attempted for a third week in a row, and he is now 3-for-3 on field goals and 13-for-13 on extra points since the Packers returned from their Week 13 bye. In Week 17 he and the Packers will take on the Vikings, who he made a 54-yard field goal and four extra points agains in Week 11.

Dec 26, 2021 8:20 AM EST


Makes all attempts once again

Crosby made a 29-yard field goal and all four point-after-touchdown tries he attempted in Sunday's 31-30 victory over the Ravens.

Analysis: Crosby had a rough go of it in the two months preceding the Packers' Week 13 bye, but he has been automatic since, going 2-for-2 on field goals and a perfect 10-for-10 on extra-point tries over the last two weeks. He will attempt to keep the momentum going in Week 16 against the Browns, who have fared well against opposing kickers over the course of the season but have slipped down the ranks a bit in recent weeks.

Dec 20, 2021 7:25 AM EST


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