Taylor Bertolet

Taylor Bertolet

Place Kicker #1
Team: Minnesota Vikings
Ht / Wt:5'8" / 188 lb.
College:Texas A&M
Age:28
Born:October 24, 1992
Drafted:2016 / UDFA

Taylor Bertolet: Latches on with Minnesota

Bertolet signed with the Vikings' practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: The 28-year-old had a visit with the Packers in early December, but he'll instead be joining their NFC North rival. Bertolet could be called upon if Dan Bailey struggles again Sunday after a disastrous Week 14.

December 19, 2020 5:28 PM EST

Taylor Bertolet: Checking in with Packers

Bertolet is visiting with the Packers this week, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Green Bay's Mason Crosby has missed PATs in back-to-back contests, but he's a perfect 14-for-14 this season on field-goal tries. While the veteran has yet to sit out a game since entering the league in 2007, the Packers are seemingly investigating alternative options in case of an injury or COVID-induced absence. The 28-year-old Bertolet was cut from Carolina's practice squad Dec. 1 and has yet to kick in a regular-season game.

December 7, 2020 3:11 PM EST

Taylor Bertolet: Cut from practice squad

The Panthers cut Bertolet from the practice squad Tuesday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: This has been a weekly occurrence by the Panthers, as Bertolet has been cut and re-signed to the practice squad five times each over the past five weeks. He'll likely be back with the team at some point to serve as the emergency backup kicker once again.

December 1, 2020 3:52 PM EST

Taylor Bertolet: Back on practice squad

Bertolet was signed to Carolina's practice squad Saturday, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Analysis: The 28-year-old was once again signed to the Panthers' practice squad to serve as the emergency kicker heading into Sunday's game. Bertolet likely will be cut early in the week if Joey Slye avoids injury versus the Titans.

November 28, 2020 8:32 PM EST

Taylor Bertolet: Cut from practice squad

Bertolet was released from the Panthers' practice squad Tuesday, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Analysis: The 28-year-old once again served as Carolina's emergency kicker over the weekend, only to be cut from the practice squad a few days later. Bertolot would be re-signed to the practice squad Saturday if the trend continues.

November 24, 2020 8:11 PM EST

Taylor Bertolet: Back on practice squad

Bertolet was signed to Carolina's practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: The Panthers continue the trend of signing Bertolet as the team's emergency kicking heading into the upcoming game. If the cycle continues, the 28-year-old will be cut from the practice squad early next week.

November 21, 2020 8:18 PM EST

Taylor Bertolet: Let go from practice squad

Bertolet was released from the Panthers practice squad Monday, Alaina Getzenberg of the Charlotte Observer reports.

Analysis: With Carolina electing to bring on Tommy Stevens as a practice squad quarterback option, Bertolet was let go in a corresponding move. The 28-year-old has yet to make an appearance in an NFL game, though he spent time with the Broncos and Jets prior to his stint in Carolina.

November 16, 2020 3:34 PM EST

Taylor Bertolet: Back with Carolina

The Panthers signed Bertolet to the practice squad Saturday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Bertolet was cut loose earlier this week, but he's back with the team to serve as its emergency kicker behind Joey Slye. The Texas A&M product has yet to make his NFL debut since entering the league in 2016.

November 14, 2020 6:17 PM EST

Taylor Bertolet: Let go from practice squad

Bertolet was released from Carolina's practice squad Tuesday, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: It's the second time in the past eight days the 28-year-old was cut from the Panthers' practice squad, but he was re-signed to the team's practice squad Saturday. Bertolet has yet to see NFL action since going undrafted out of Texas A&M in 2016.

November 10, 2020 4:53 PM EST

Taylor Bertolet: Back on Carolina's practice squad

Bertolet signed to the Panthers' practice squad Saturday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The 28-year-old was cut from Carolina's practice squad Monday, but he'll rejoin the organization Saturday. Bertolet is unlikely to make his way to the active roster without an injury to starter Joey Slye.

November 7, 2020 5:57 PM EST

Taylor Bertolet: Let go from practice squad

Bertolet was released from Carolina's practice squad Monday, Myles Simmons of the Panthers' official site reports.

Analysis: The 28-year-old signed to Carolina's practice squad with Joey Slye on the reserve/COVID019 list ahead of Week 7, but he's been let go after spending a week with the team. Bertolet has yet to see NFL action since going undrafted out of Texas A&M in 2016.

November 2, 2020 3:53 PM EST

Taylor Bertolet: Inks practice squad deal

The Panthers signed Bertolet to the practice squad Saturday, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: This may have been in the works for a few days because Joey Slye was on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Slye has been lifted and will kick for the Panthers on Sunday against the Saints, however, so Bertolet will simply add depth at kicker.

October 25, 2020 7:30 AM EST

Taylor Bertolet: Cut in favor of Vedvik

The Jets are cutting Bertolet, who was replaced by Kaare Vedvik on Sunday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

Analysis: Bertolet botched three field-goal attempts and two extra-point tries during the preseason, missing out on an opportunity to lock down the kicker job after Chandler Catanzaro's unexpected retirement. Vedvik will handle the job Week 1 against Buffalo.

September 1, 2019 10:11 AM EST

Taylor Bertolet: Outstanding against Saints

Bertolet converted both of his field-goal attempts -- from 48 and 56 yards -- along with his lone PAT try in Saturday's 28-13 preseason loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Bertolet's excellent performance has him on pace to lock down the Jets' kicking job, as he's given the team little reason to bring in outside competition.

August 25, 2019 12:08 PM EST

Taylor Bertolet: Misses two PATs Thursday

Bertolet converted one of three extra-point attempts and made his long field-goal attempt in Thursday's preseason game in Atlanta.

Analysis: Bertolet signed with the Jets on Sunday after Chandler Catanzaro suddenly retired following the preseason opener, but the change in kickers didn't yield improved results. Bertolet is currently the lone kicker on the roster so he remains the favorite for the starting job, and according to Brian Costello of the New York Post, coach Adam Gase said, "Right now this is where we're at. This is who we're going with." It's not exactly a major vote of confidence, so the team seems likely to continue searching for outside remedies, especially if the 26-year-old continues to struggle.

August 16, 2019 6:48 AM EST

Taylor Bertolet: Signs with Jets

Bertolet signed a contract with the Jets on Sunday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Bertolet was picked up by the Jets after Chandler Catanzaro unexpectedly retired after the first preseason game. Bertolet is the only kicker on the Jets roster currently and, barring the team brings in further competition, could hold some fantasy value entering the regular season.

August 11, 2019 9:29 AM EST

Taylor Bertolet: Waived by Denver

The Broncos have waived Bertolet.

Analysis: In a corresponding move, the Broncos signed punter Justin Vogel. In the wake of letting Bertolet go, Brandon McManus is now the team's only placekicker.

July 23, 2019 1:14 PM EST

Taylor Bertolet: Heading to Denver

Bertolet signed a contract with the Broncos on Monday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.

Analysis: Bertolet spent the preseason with the Jets last year but ended up losing the kicking job to Jason Meyers, and eventually kicked for Salt Lake Stallions in the now-defunct AAF. The 26-year-old has not seen regular-season action since going undrafted out of Texas A&M in 2016.

April 29, 2019 2:27 PM EST

Taylor Bertolet: Waived by Jets

Bertolet was waived by the Jets on Saturday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

Analysis: Jason Myers beat out Bertolet for the kicker job after converting a 58-yard field goal in the preseason finale. It's been a while since a Jets kicker deserved fantasy consideration as anything more than a bye-week replacement.

September 1, 2018 2:18 PM EST

Taylor Bertolet: Competing with Myers

Bertolet is now competing with Jason Myers for the kicking job, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

Analysis: With Cairo Santos (groin) unable to stay healthy, the Jets put in a waiver claim on Myers, who was let go by the Seahawks on Monday. Bertolet should have the advantage, considering he's made all three of his field-goal attempts and all three of his PATs during the preseason. It's hard to imagine a Jets kicker warranting roster consideration as anything more than a bye-week replacement this year.

August 21, 2018 1:58 PM EST

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