LA Chargers Release Kicker Caleb Sturgis, Promote Michael Badgley as His Replacement

Caleb Sturgis (6) with the Eagles. Photo by Shane Roper/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Are the Los Angeles Chargers struggling with kickers? Well, there is nothing strange about that. Chargers, who historically have worst kickers in the league, decided to fire Caleb Sturgis on Monday.

Sturgis delivered another poor performance for the Chargers, missing two extra points and a 42-yard field goal in a 25-17 win over the Seattle Seahawks. He now has six missed PATs, and four missed FG attempts, so the team decided to move away from the 29-year-old before he costs them a playoff win or something like that.

Caleb Sturgis signed a two-year deal with the Chargers back in March 2018, after spending the previous three years with the Philadelphia Eagles. Throughout his NFL career, Sturgis made 120 field goals from 150 attempted for 80.0 percent conversion.

In order to fill the void left by releasing Caleb Sturgis, LA Chargers decided to promote Michael Badgley from their practice squad to active roster. Badgley, who went undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft, played two games this season for the Chargers, filling in when Sturgis was out with a strained quad. In those two games, Badgley had 100 percent efficiency, scoring three field goals out of three attempted and converting all seven extra points.