Michael Badgley

Michael Badgley

Place Kicker #15
Team: Los Angeles Chargers
Ht / Wt:5'10" / 186 lb.
Drafted:2018 / UDFA

Michael Badgley: Perfect from inside 45 yards

Badgley converted on 13 of his 16 field-goal attempts in 2019, and did not miss any of his 19 extra points.

Analysis: A groin injury ultimately cost Badgley the first eight games of the season, but the second-year kicker returned in Week 9 and proceeded to be a reliable option from 45 yards or less. All three of Badgley's misses came from 46 yards or longer, however, but considering the team's struggles to find a consistent kicker in past seasons, it's unlikely the 24-year-old will have much competition at the position in 2020.

January 4, 2020 9:04 AM EST

Michael Badgley: Mundane performance

Badgley converted his lone field-goal attempt and both of his extra-point attempts in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Raiders.

Analysis: Melvin Gordon's ability to capitalize in the red zone ultimately set the stage for another under-performing fantasy day from Badgley. The second-year kicker has attempted just one field goal in each of the last three games, and four of the last six.

December 23, 2019 10:55 AM EST

Michael Badgley: Hardly needed in loss

Badgley connected on his lone field-goal attempt and also extra-point attempt in the 39-10 loss Sunday to the Vikings.

Analysis: The scoreline says it all, as the Chargers fell hopelessly behind early, relegating Badgley to an afterthought. The 24-year-old has yet to miss a kick from 45 yards or shorter in 2019.

December 17, 2019 7:18 AM EST

Michael Badgley: Easy day in win

Badgley made his only field-goal attempt and also converted all six of his extra-point attempts in the 45-10 win Sunday over the Jaguars.

Analysis: It was a pretty easy outing for Badgley as the Chargers' offense was able to terrorize the Jaguars all afternoon. The second-year kicker has yet to miss an attempt from 45-yards or shorter.

December 10, 2019 7:29 AM EST

Michael Badgley: Misses another field goal

Badgley converted two of his three field-goal attempts and also knocked in both of his extra-point attempts in the 23-20 loss Sunday to the Broncos.

Analysis: The missed field goal came after the Chargers failed to generate more than a single yard after a critical fourth-quarter interception from middle linebacker Denzel Perryman, with Badgley's 55-yard attempt clanging off the left upright. The second-year kicker has now missed a field goal in three of his four games this season, although each attempt has come from at least 45 yards or longer.

December 1, 2019 5:28 PM EST

Michael Badgley: Misses crucial field goal

Badgley connected on three of his four field-goal attempts in the 24-17 loss Monday to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Badgley's miss was a critical one, as the Chargers were playing with all the momentum in the first half, only for their multi-year kicking woes to resurface once more. The second-year kicker is now 80 percent on field-goal attempts this season, although both of his misses have come from the 40-to-49 yard-range, and he hasn't even attempted a field goal from 50 or more yards.

November 19, 2019 9:56 AM EST

Michael Badgley: Labeled questionable for Week 7

Badgley (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans.

Analysis: Even though Badgley closed Week 7 preparations with back-to-back full practices, the Chargers apparently aren't fully convinced that he's moved past the right groin issue that has kept him sidelined all season. Chase McLaughlin -- who served as Los Angeles' kicker the past two weeks -- still remains on the roster, so unless he's released before Sunday's contest, Badgley's status will be muddled with a degree of uncertainty.

October 18, 2019 12:30 PM EST

Michael Badgley: Ready to rock

Badgley (groin) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Badgley is practicing in full for the first time since suffering a knee injury Sept 9. Barring any setbacks, he appears on track to make his season debut versus the Titans on Sunday. With Badgley finally operating without limitations, interim kicker Chase McLaughlin's time with the Chargers could be nearing an end.

October 17, 2019 2:49 PM EST

Michael Badgley: Held to limited participation

Badgley (groin) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Badgley was set to start kicking this week, and a limited participation bodes well for his return soon. The Chargers may still take precautions since Badgley already had a setback delay his return, so Chase McLaughlin will remain the kicker as long as Badgley is on the sidelines.

October 16, 2019 4:58 PM EST

Michael Badgley: On track to start kicking again

Coach Anthony Lynn said Badgley (groin) is expected to start kicking at some point this week, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Analysis: Even if Badgley is able to kick this week, that doesn't guarantee he'll be back for Sunday's game against the Titans. In fact, he was expected to return earlier this year but suffered a setback, so the Chargers may choose to be cautious with the second-year kicker. Until he's ready to go, Chase McLaughlin will remain the Chargers' kicker.

October 14, 2019 2:36 PM EST

Michael Badgley: Inactive for SNF

Badgley (groin) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Analysis: Badgley's season debut will be put on hold, as Chase McLaughlin will continue manning the place-kicking duties.

October 13, 2019 4:05 PM EST

Michael Badgley: Listed as doubtful

Badgley (groin) is doubtful for Sunday's tilt against the Steelers, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Badgley is trending towards missing another contest due to his lingering groin issue. He hasn't yet made his 2019 debut. Chase McLaughlin will handle kicking duties once again versus Pittsburgh, assuming Badgley isn't able to suit up.

October 11, 2019 12:59 PM EST

Michael Badgley: Still missing practice

Badgley (groin) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Analysis: Badgley has yet to make his debut this season dealing with the groin injury, and it looks as though his absence could extend. If Badgley is forced to miss Sunday's game against Pittsburgh, it will again be Chase McLaughlin assuming kicking duties.

October 9, 2019 3:52 PM EST

Michael Badgley: Officially out Sunday

Badgley (groin) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Broncos.

Analysis: Badgley wasn't expected to play in this game after being tagged as doubtful. Chase McLaughlin, a rookie out of Illinois, will make his NFL debut in his place.

October 6, 2019 11:44 AM EST

Michael Badgley: Doubtful for Sunday

Badgley (groin) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game versus the Broncos.

Analysis: The Chargers are teasing a chance of Badgley playing by not ruling him out completely, but they also signed Chase McLaughlin to serve as the kicker in his place so don't expect Badgley to beat the odds by Sunday.

October 4, 2019 12:39 PM EST

Michael Badgley: Suffers setback

Badgley (groin) will be out for a few more weeks, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: While the timeline is unclear, the Chargers aren't expecting Badgley back anytime soon, as they signed rookie Chase McLaughlin to handle the kicking duties in the meantime. Previously, Ty Long, the team's punter, filled in, so this looks like it could be a more steady option while Badgley recovers.

October 2, 2019 9:42 AM EST

Michael Badgley: Will not play Sunday

Badgley (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Analysis: Badgley did not practice at all this week, so his absence doesn't come as a surprise. Ty Long is in line to handle the kicking duties once again in Badgley's absence.

September 27, 2019 12:11 PM EST

Michael Badgley: Still not practicing

Badgley (groin) is not practicing Friday, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Badgley has not practiced in any capacity this week, and it looks as though he's in danger of missing Sunday's tilt in Miami. Expect Ty Long to take over kicking duties once again if Badgley can't suit up.

September 27, 2019 10:40 AM EST

Michael Badgley: Misses another practice

Badgley (groin) did not practice Thursday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Badgley practiced in full every day last week, so it's possible that he suffered a setback in his recovery. He appears to be trending towards sitting out Sunday's tilt against the Dolphins. Ty Long will handle kicking duties as long as Badgley remains sidelined.

September 26, 2019 1:45 PM EST

Michael Badgley: Doesn't practice Wednesday

Badgley (groin) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: While there are no reports stating Badgley has suffered a setback, he participated in every practice last week in some capacity, so this is concerning. Ty Long will continue kicking if Badgley can't play in Sunday's game versus the Dolphins.

September 25, 2019 3:54 PM EST

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