Undrafted free agent kicker Andrew Mevis hasn’t had a great start to his NFL career.
Four days into his first training camp, Mevis was cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars after missing three field goals during Thursday’s team warmups, according to ESPN’s Michael DiRocco. One of those field goals reportedly missed its target so badly that it hit former Dallas Cowboys head coach Dave Campo in the shoulder, and the other two weren’t even close to the posts. beginning.
Campo, 75, was an assistant coach and defensive backs coach for the Jaguars from 2005-2007 and is currently a USC Trojans consultant and local radio personality. He coached the Cowboys from 2000 to 2002.
Mevis came out undrafted from Iowa State and spent his first three seasons kicking Fordham before playing for the Cyclones. He scored 40-61 field goals in college, including 20-23 in 2021, and scored two extra runs in the 2022 Senior Bowl.
Now, if Urban Mayer had still been the head coach, he might have done more than just take out Mevis. The ex-Jaguars coach allegedly kicked Josh Lambo last offseason before cutting the veteran kicker after Lambo missed several attempts during training camp.
Luckily for Mevis, all he got was a pink slip and a bit of embarrassment when hitting a passerby. That resembles Comments from Josh Allen’s “Professional Locker Room” about the Jaguars’ new regime under head coach Doug Pederson are true, after all.
The Jaguars signed veteran kicker Elliott Fry to compete with Ryan Santoso for the starting kicker position.