Michael Badgley

Detroit Lions
Place Kicker #15
Detroit Lions
Place Kicker #15
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Michael Badgley Re-Signs With Lions

Free-agent kicker Michael Badgley has returned to the Detroit Lions by signing an undisclosed one-year deal with them on Thursday, according to his agent. Badgley only appeared in four games for the Lions in 2023, going 4-for-4 on his field-goal tries while making 13 of his 15 extra-point attempts. The 28-year-old spent most of the season on the practice squad before he replaced Riley Patterson for the final four games of the regular season and the playoffs. In total, he made all seven of his field goals and went 24-for-26 on his extra points last year. Badgley isn't just going to be handed the starting kicker job in 2024, most likely having to compete with another kicker that Detroit brings in this offseason.

Feb 22, 2024 7:16 PM EST

Michael Badgley Not A Strong DFS Option On Wild Card Weekend

Detroit Lions kicker Michael Badgley began kicking for the team in Week 15, and he's averaged just 6.5 fantasy points per game in four starts. The veteran has made all four of his field goal attempts and connected on 13 of his 15 extra-point tries. Since Dan Campbell took over the team in 2021, Detroit has led the NFL in fourth down attempts, meaning their placekickers have often been given limited opportunities to score field goals. Needless to say, Badgley has limited upside against the Rams on Wild Card weekend, so he can be avoided in DFS contests.

Jan 11, 2024 3:43 PM EST

Lions Sign Michael Badgley To Active Roster

The Detroit Lions signed kicker Michael Badgley from their practice squad to the 53-man active roster on Friday. In corresponding moves, the team waived fullback Jason Cabinda, signed offensive lineman Michael Schofield to the practice squad and released defensive lineman Chris Smith from the practice squad. It solidifies Badgley's role as the Lions' primary field-goal kicker for the final two regular season games and the playoffs. The 28-year-old has made his only field-goal attempt and nine of his 10 extra-point tries in two games since taking over for Riley Patterson. The Dallas Cowboys, the Lions' Week 17 opponent, have been pretty generous to opposing kickers in the last five weeks, but overall in 2023 they've been a bad matchup for the position. Fantasy managers should have better options than rolling out Badgley in championship matchups.

Dec 30, 2023 12:18 PM EST

Titans Add Kicker Michael Badgley

The Tennessee Titans agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal with free-agent kicker Michael Badgley on Tuesday and waived kickers Caleb Shudak and Trey Wolff in corresponding moves. Shudak and Wolff had been competing for the kicking job in training camp and the preseason, but the Titans will now go with Badgley, at least to start the year. Badgley was released by the Detroit Lions and Washington Commanders this summer. The 28-year-old made 20 of 24 field-goal attempts as the Detroit Lions' primary kicker last year. He's also spent time with the Colts, Chargers and Bears in his career and has an 81.7% success rate on his 115 kicking attempts over five NFL seasons. Badgley should be left to the waiver wire in 12-team fantasy leagues to begin the year.

Aug 22, 2023 3:18 PM EST

Michael Badgley Released By Commanders

Washington Commanders kicker Michael Badgley was released by the team on Sunday, meaning veteran kicker Joey Slye will handle the kicking duties for the third consecutive season. Slye finished outside the top 20 in total fantasy scoring among kickers in each of the last two seasons, so he won't be on the fantasy radar until further notice.

Aug 20, 2023 1:17 PM EST

Signs on with Washington

The Commanders signed Badgley on Monday, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports.

Jul 24, 2023 4:25 PM EST

Cut by Detroit

The Lions are releasing Badgley on Thursday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Jul 20, 2023 10:02 AM EST

Reaches 100 points in 2022

Badgley converted two of three field-goal attempts and both of his PATs during Sunday's 20-16 loss to Detroit.

Jan 9, 2023 9:16 PM EST

Totals 11 points

Badgley converted two of two field-goal attempts and five of five PATs during Sunday's 41-10 win over the Bears.

Jan 1, 2023 2:04 PM EST

Little work on Christmas Eve

Badgley converted his only field-goal attempt and two of two PATs during Saturday's 37-23 loss to the Panthers.

Dec 25, 2022 8:24 AM EST

Three more field-goal attempts

Badgley converted two of three field-goal attempts and two of two PATs during Sunday's 20-17 win over the Jets.

Dec 18, 2022 2:23 PM EST

10 points against Vikings

Badgley converted two of three field-goal attempts and four of four PATs during Sunday's 34-23 win over Jacksonville.

Dec 12, 2022 4:52 PM EST

Monster day against Jaguars

Badgley converted four of four field-goals and four of four PATs during Sunday's 41-14 win over Jacksonville.

Dec 5, 2022 2:22 PM EST

First miss of season

Badgley converted one of two field-goal attempts and both of his PATs during Thursday's 28-25 loss to Buffalo.

Nov 25, 2022 10:37 AM EST

Held to one FGA

Badgley converted his only field-goal attempt and four of four PATs during Sunday's 31-18 win over the Giants.

Nov 21, 2022 4:24 PM EST

Provides winning kick

Badgley made his only field-goal attempt and all four of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 31-30 win over the Bears.

Nov 15, 2022 1:32 PM EST

Minimal opportunities

Badgley did not attempt a field goal but converted his only PAT during Sunday's 15-9 win over Green Bay.

Nov 7, 2022 11:53 AM EST

Another solid performance

Badgley converted two of two field-goal attempts and three of three PATs during Sunday's 31-27 loss to the Dolphins.

Oct 31, 2022 12:06 PM EST

Officially on active roster

Badgley officially signed a contract with the Lions on Saturday.

Oct 29, 2022 1:21 PM EST

Moves back to practice squad

Badgley reverted to the Lions' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Oct 24, 2022 4:25 PM EST