Tristan Vizcaino

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Let go by New England

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


Inks deal with New England

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



Working out with Pats

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


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


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