The Cincinnati Bengals may have a new kicker on Sunday, albeit a temporary one.
With Randy Bullock battling a back injury, the Bengals are keeping their options open at kicker for Week 9. That’s why the team is working out kickers heading into the weekend, according to NFL reporter Howard Blazer.
Bengals try out three kickers: Andrew Frank, Marshall Koehn, Jason Myers.— Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) November 2, 2017
Marshall Koehn spent the 2016 season on the Miami Dolphins’ practice squad after going undrafted out of Iowa. He then joined the Minnesota Vikings in 2017 and was in the heat of a kicking battle with Kai Forbath, but the veteran won out, leading to Koehn being cut.
According to Google, Andrew Frank is a professor at Florida State, so I’m guessing Blazer meant Andrew Franks, a free agent kicker who spent the 2015 and ‘16 seasons with the Dolphins. He converted 29 of his 37 attempts before losing his job to Cody Parkey this year.
Jason Myers actually opened the 2017 season with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but he missed far too many kicks (four field goals and two extra points) and was eventually cut. He is the least desirable of the three kickers mentioned in this workout.
These workouts don’t necessarily indicate Bullock is out this week, but it’s not a great sign either. My guess is the Bengals will see how well Bullock looks Friday before deciding to add another kicker.