The Cincinnati Bengals have a new kicker.
With the incumbent Randy Bullock ailing from not one but two injured calves, the Bengals have claimed Austin Seibert off waivers from the Cleveland Browns.
The #Bengals are claiming kicker Austin Seibert off waivers from the #Browns, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 15, 2020
With Randy Bullock’s status in question, Seibert could end up kicking against his old team on Thursday night.
Ironically, Cleveland and Cincinnati face off on Thursday in Round 1 of the Battle of Ohio.
Seibert, now in his second NFL season, was cut this week after he missed an extra point and a field goal in Sunday’s 38-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. He was originally a fifth-round pick by way of the Oklahoma Sooners in the 2019 NFL Draft.
After Seibert was waived, the Browns signed Cody Parky off of their practice squad to kick Thursday against the Bengals. Now it looks like Seibert could very well be kicking against his former team just days after being cut by them.
As for Bullock, it appears his injured calves may actually keep him from playing Thursday. Could it open the door for Seibert to take his spot as the Bengals’ full-time kicker moving forward?