Tristan Vizcaino

Los Angeles Chargers
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Tristan Vizcaino News

Reinstated to practice squad

Vizcaino (undisclosed) was restored to the Chargers' practice squad from the practice squad COVID-19 list Wednesday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: It's a significant development for Vizcaino and the Chargers, as kicker Dustin Hopkins tested positive for the virus Tuesday. Hopkins still has a chance to clear the health and safety protocols in time to play Sunday against Denver, but Vizcaino is set to take over if Hopkins is unavailable.

Dec 29, 2021 9:40 PM EST

Added to COVID-19 list

Vizcaino (undisclosed) was placed on the practice squad COVID-19 list Thursday, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Analysis: Vizcaino has been on the Chargers' practice squad since being cut by the team in late October. He'll now sidelined for at least several days, though he could be restored to the practice squad in relatively short order if he's vaccinated.

Dec 23, 2021 6:57 PM EST

Sticking with Chargers

Vizcaino was signed to the Chargers' practice squad Thursday, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Analysis: The 25-year-old was cut in favor of Dustin Hopkins on Tuesday but will remain with the organization on the practice squad. Vizcaino went 6-for-7 on field goals and 10-for-15 on PAT through six games, and he'll now serve as a reserve kicking option going forward.

Oct 28, 2021 2:23 PM EST

Cut by Chargers

Vizcaino was waived by the Chargers on Tuesday, Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus reports.

Analysis: Vizcaino missed his fifth extra point of the season Week 6 against the Ravens, and the Chargers are now deciding to go in a different direction after the bye week. The 25-year-old went 6-for-7 on field-goal attempts, with his miss coming from 44 yards out. Dustin Hopkins was signed by Los Angeles to take over kicking duties.

Oct 26, 2021 3:38 PM EST

Another extra-point miss

Vizcaino missed his long extra-point attempt in Sunday's 34-6 loss to the Ravens.

Analysis: At this point the Chargers have some serious issues at kicker, a phrase that's been too often repeated over the years. While Vizcaino never got a chance to attempt a field goal given the dismal performance from the offense, he did tack on another missed extra point, his fifth miss in the last four games. There's been no talk about replacing Vizcaino at this stage of the season, but these types of errors likely can't be repeatable for much longer.

Oct 20, 2021 5:28 AM EST

Gaffes nearly costly

Vizcaino made just three of his five extra-point attempts in Sunday's 47-42 win over the Browns.

Analysis: That's now four missed extra points over the last three weeks for the second-year kicker. While coach Brandon Staley expressed some level of confidence in Vizcaino, the Chargers' notorious kicking issues certainly appear to be rearing its ugly head. Given the high potency of the Chargers offense, Vizcaino might be a relevant fantasy asset if he's able to become more accurate.

Oct 11, 2021 5:35 PM EST

No field-goal attempts

Vizcaino made all four of his extra-point attempts in Monday's 28-14 win over the Raiders.

Analysis: Vizcaino didn't need to attempt any field goals given the Chargers' proficiencies in the red zone. The second-year kicker has had his struggles to start the year, but given his role in a high-powered offense, Vizcaino is likely due for better fantasy days ahead.

Oct 5, 2021 11:56 AM EST

Misses two more

Vizcaino made his only field-goal attempt but missed two of three extra-point tries in Sunday's 30-24 win over the Chiefs.

Analysis: Vizcaino had a costly miss in Week 2 and added pressure to Sunday's contest by failing on a couple PAT tries. Although the Chargers were able to hold on and win, Vizcaino's job security could be threatened if he continues to struggle. His 24-yard field goal and lone successful extra point Sunday brought his tally to 21 points through three games this season.

Sep 28, 2021 12:54 PM EST

Miss proves crucial in loss

Vizcaino (illness) made three of his four field-goal attempts and did not attempt an extra point in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: Vizcaino never attempted a kick longer than 46 yards, but the missed 44-yard field goal to essentially end the first half predictably came back to haunt the Chargers. The offense has been dynamic with quarterback Justin Herbert throwing 300-plus yards in back-to-back games, but struggles near the red zone have allowed Vizcaino to attempt six kicks through two games. It's hard to imagine that changing much in a likely high-octane matchup against the Chiefs in Week 3.

Sep 20, 2021 7:48 PM EST

Good to go for juicy matchup

Vizcaino (illness) practiced fully Friday and doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Analysis: Vizcaino was limited Thursday by a non-COVID illness, but he was able to bounce back Friday. The rookie kicker could be in for a busy afternoon in what's expected to be one of the higher-scoring games of Week 2.

Sep 17, 2021 1:31 PM EST

Limited at practice

Vizcaino (illness) was limited at practice Thursday.

Analysis: Friday's injury report will reveal whether Vizcaino's Week 2 availability is in any question. He's currently the only kicker on the Chargers' roster, active or practice squad.

Sep 16, 2021 3:38 PM EST

Wins job over Badgley

Vizcaino won a job battle with Michael Badgley, who was cut by the Chargers on Tuesday, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.

Analysis: Vizcaino thus figures to enter Week 1 as the team's kicker, attached to an ascending offense led by QB Justin Herbert, WR Keenan Allen and RB Austin Ekeler, along with a revamped offensive line that got three high-profile additions in the offseason. However, Vizcaino has just one NFL appearance to his name, and fantasy mangers aren't wrong to be wary of an untested kicker in a Chargers uniform. A Week 1 trip to Washington isn't appealing, but Vizcaino could enter streaming consideration for potential shootouts in Week 2 (vs. DAL), Week 3 (at KC) and Week 4 (vs. LV). Of course, he's one or two bad games away from losing his job, and the Chargers may even keep a kicker on the practice squad.

Aug 31, 2021 11:47 AM EST

Heading to Los Angeles

The Chargers signed Vizcaino on Friday.

Analysis: Vizcaino has seen the field one time in his NFL career, during which he made all three of his field-goal attempts and added two extra points in the 2020 season. The kicker will aim to see more action as he is now signed with the Chargers.

Mar 5, 2021 1:10 PM EST

Inks practice squad deal

The Bills signed Vizcaino to the practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: Vizcaino will add organizational depth at kicker behind starter Tyler Bass. A Washington product, Vizcaino has played just one game since entering the league in 2018, connecting on all three field-goal attempts and both extra-point tries.

Jan 23, 2021 2:54 PM EST

Tries out in Buffalo

Vizcaino worked out for the Bills on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Tyler Bass is the only kicker under contract with the Bills. With the continued uncertainty regarding COVID-19, Vizcaino could serve as the emergency backup while the Bills compete for their first Super Bowl championship. Vizcaino played in one game during the 2020 season, connecting on all three field-goal attempts and both extra-point tries.

Jan 12, 2021 3:49 PM EST

Shuffles back to practice squad

Vizcaino reverted to the 49ers' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: An undrafted free agent in 2018, Vizcaino finally made his NFL debut in Sunday's 26-23 loss to the Seahawks. The Washington product put together a perfect outing, connecting on all three field-goal attempts, including a 47-yarder, and both extra-point tries. This was a solid tryout for Vizcaino, so he could get some looks this offseason.

Jan 5, 2021 12:55 PM EST

Snagged by 49ers

San Francisco signed Vizcaino from the Vikings' practice squad Wednesday, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Vizcaino could be thrust into the starting role versus Seattle in Week 17, with Robbie Gould (undisclosed) having been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. He's still looking for a chance to make his NFL debut.

Dec 30, 2020 10:58 AM EST

Let go from practice squad

The Vikings cut Vizcaino from the practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: The Vikings likely will bring in another kicker to add depth behind Dan Bailey, who has been flaky of late. Vizcaino has yet to make his NFL debut since entering the league in 2018.

Dec 15, 2020 1:49 PM EST

Heading to Minnesota

Vizcaino signed to the Vikings' practice squad Saturday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Analysis: Vizcaino spent training camp in Cincinnati but is now receiving an opportunity in Minnesota. The 24-year-old could make his way to the active roster if Dan Bailey picks up an injury.

Nov 21, 2020 5:55 PM EST

Let go by Bengals

Vizcaino was waived by Cincinnati on Wednesday.

Analysis: Vizcaino got the chance to compete for the kicking job against Randy Bullock in training camp, but he was unable to win the job. Vizcaino has now been let go by both the Cowboys and Bengals this season, but he could be in the mix for an opportunity to compete for a job elsewhere.

Aug 26, 2020 4:17 PM EST

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