The Jacksonville Jaguars are doing anything to get stuck in their rut.
The team uses the fifth kicker of the season this Sunday after promoting Jon Brown to the practice squad before the game against the Detroit Lions But Brown, unlike the veteran kickers used by the Jaguars this season, has no experience in NFL regular season.
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Brown was in the Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers rosters after not being drafted in 2016. He played soccer in Kentucky before moving to Louisville. He moved to football during his junior year and only used it for kickoffs.
Brown made the switch after impressing a kicking trainer in 2014. He admitted to the Courier-Journal in 2018 that he did not kick a field goal or an extra point in a professional, college, high level football game. school or Pop Warner.
Jaguars coach Doug Marrone gave Brown high praise when speaking to reporters last week.
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“We exercise her, she’s beautiful, and [I] let’s just guess we’ll see if he goes out there on Sunday. But there is a difference. I think something about that position that I kind of learned through my experience you can get out there and look good in practice but I think it is a very different ballgame when you get out there on a Sunday and then the pressure [be]come involved, “Marrone said.
The Jaguars started the season with Josh Lambo, but he ended up in the injured reserve with a hip issue since Week 2. Brandon Wright, Stephen Hauschka and Aldrick Rosas all went through but none of them stopped.
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Jacksonville is 1-4 this season.