Vizcaino reverted back to New England's practice squad Monday.
Analysis: The kicker played just four special teams snaps handling all four kickoffs in Sunday's loss. He's played in three games with the Patriots this season, two of which have been strictly as a kickoff specialist.
Dec 26, 2022 8:30 PM EST
The Patriots are elevating Vizcaino from their practice squad ahead of Saturday's game against the Bengals, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Vizcaino offers the Patriots another option to handle kickoffs in Week 16, thus potentially easing the load on veteran placekicker Nick Folk, who has made 30-of-35 field-goal attempts for the team through 14 games to date.
Dec 23, 2022 1:44 PM EST
Vizcaino reverted to the Patriots' practice squad Friday, per the NFL's transaction log.
Analysis: Vizcaino was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster for Week 13 and handled two of the Patriots' three kickoffs, with Nick Folk handling the lone onside try and all of the place-kicking responsibilities. Folk wasn't listed on the injury report ahead of Thursday's matchup with Buffalo, but he did leave a 46-yard attempt short to end the first half, which suggests he may be limited by some underlying issue. If that's the case, Vizcaino would be a candidate for elevation again in Week 14.
Dec 2, 2022 3:23 PM EST
The Patriots have elevated Vizcaino from the team's practice squad ahead of Thursday night's game against the Bills, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Per Reiss, Vizcaino offers another option to handle kickoffs Thursday, thus potentially easing the load on veteran placekicker Nick Folk, who is not on the Patriots' Week 13 injury report.
Dec 1, 2022 1:41 PM EST
Vizcaino was signed to the Patriots' practice squad Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: After going 5-for-5 on kick opportunities while filling at kicker for the Cardinals in Week 10, Vizcaino will return to New England's practice unit. The 26-year-old will once again serve as an emergency depth option behind Nick Folk.
Nov 21, 2022 9:59 AM EST
Arizona released Vizcaino on Tuesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Analysis: After he was signed to the 53-man roster last week, Vizcaino stepped in for Matt Prater (illness/hip) during Sunday's game against the Rams to handle kicking duties for the Cardinals. Vizcaino did his part by converting all five of his kicks, but the Cardinals' decision to release him signals that Prater is expected to be ready to go for the team's Week 11 matchup with the 49ers on Monday night. Arizona replaced Vizcaino on the roster with guard Rashaad Coward.
Nov 15, 2022 1:14 PM EST
Vizcaino made both field-goal attempts and all three point-after tries during Sunday's 27-17 victory at the Rams.
Analysis: The Cardinals signed Vizcaino to the active roster Saturday before downgrading regular kicker Matt Prater (hip/illness) from questionable to out before Sunday's game. Vizcaino was perfect in his first appearance since Week 6 of the 2021 season as a member of the Chargers, and as long as he's employed by Arizona, he's a candidate to fill in for Prater.
Nov 14, 2022 9:15 PM EST
Vizcaino will handle kicking duties for Arizona in Sunday's game against the Rams after Matt Prater (hip/illness) was downgraded from questionable to out for the contest, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Analysis: Though Prater received a questionable tag Friday on the Cardinals' final Week 10 injury report, Arizona telegraphed that the veteran kicker wouldn't be available this weekend when Vizcaino was elevated from the practice squad Saturday after Prater didn't travel with the team to Los Angeles. Given that Prater has previously missed three games this season on account of the same hip issue, it's possible that he's dealing with a setback that could force him to miss additional time beyond Sunday's contest. A strong showing against the Rams would likely make Vizcaino the Cardinals' top option to step in at kicker if Prater ends up missing more games.
Nov 13, 2022 9:03 AM EST
The Cardinals signed Vizcaino to their active roster Saturday ahead of Sunday's game at the Rams, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: With regular starting kicker Matt Prater (hip) listed as questionable for Week 10, Vizcaino will probably handle kicking duties for Arizona on Sunday. In 2021, he converted on a healthy 85.7 percent of his field-goal attempts but just 66.7 percent of his point-after tries.
Nov 12, 2022 1:23 PM EST
The Patriots cut Vizcaino from their practice squad Tuesday, per the team's official site.
Analysis: Vizcaino will now search elsewhere for kicking opportunities, after he spent two separate stints on New England's practice squad since June in an emergency depth role.
Nov 1, 2022 3:55 PM EST
The Patriots re-signed Vizcaino to the practice squad Wednesday.
Analysis: Vizcaino has seven NFL appearances under his belt between the 49ers and Chargers, and he previously spent time on New England's practice squad this season. He's made nine of 10 field-goal attempts in his career.
Oct 27, 2022 7:46 AM EST
The Patriots cut Vizcaino from their practice squad Tuesday.
Analysis: Vizcaino signed with New England in June, was cut loose at the 53-man roster deadline in August, and eventually re-signed with the team's practice squad in September. However, the 26-year-old was once again let go from New England's practice squad Tuesday, meaning he'll now search elsewhere for another chance to kick in the NFL.
Oct 18, 2022 3:45 PM EST
Vizcaino was cut by the Patriots on Tuesday.
Analysis: Vizcaino was brought in by New England this June to provide extra depth at kicker this preseason. However, he was unsurprisingly unable to prove himself over returning starter Nick Folk, who made 78 of his 86 total kicking attempts last season. Vizcaino could ultimately return in a reserve role on the Patriots' practice squad, should he fail to secure a contract with an active roster elsewhere.
Aug 30, 2022 7:33 PM EST
The Patriots signed Vizcaino on Friday.
Analysis: Vizcaino worked out with the Patriots during the team's minicamp practices this week and apparently did enough to supplant Quinn Nordin, who hasn't been practicing this spring, per Mike Reiss of ESPN.com. With Nordin being let go, Vizcaino will likely head into training camp as the primary backup to Nick Folk, who signed a two-year, $5 million deal this offseason.
Jun 10, 2022 1:14 PM EST
Vizcaino is participating in New England's minicamp this week, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Apparently the Ravens plan to work Vizcaino out next week too if he's not signed by then. The Patriots signed Nick Folk to a two-year, $5 million contract in March, so it's unlikely he's in any real danger of ceding his position as the team's placekicker.
Jun 7, 2022 11:52 AM EST
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
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
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
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
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
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