JACKSONVILLE — Riley Patterson is the Jaguars’ new kicker for a number of reasons.
Special teams coordinator Heath Farwell discussed those reasons on Wednesday afternoon. He mentioned leg strength. And accuracy. But Farwell emphasized something else.
“It’s consistency,” Farwell said. “He did it. He had a great year last year.”
Patterson, a second-year veteran who hit 14 of 15 field goals for the Detroit Lions last season, was waived by the Lions Tuesday and officially claimed by the Jaguars on waivers Wednesday. The Jaguars also announced on Wednesday that they had waived kickers James McCourt and Jake Verity.
As the Jaguars are number 1 on the waiver list, they are assured of the rights to any players they claim in the waiver process.
“We had seen several kicker fights as well as other positions,” Farwell said. “Riley is a guy we’ve been targeting for a while. He was a guy that we had hoped would become available. We were lucky he did. We are happy to have him.”
Patterson made his two field goal attempts in the 2022 preseason — from 27 and 28 yards. He played seven games for the Lions last season.
“If you look at the tape, the ball comes off his foot very consistently every time,” Farwell said. “It’s very clean to come off his foot. He’s done it at that level. Jake and James can kick in the NFL. Right now, Riley is giving us the best chance to win.”
Patterson became the Jaguars’ sixth kicker since training camp began in 2022. The others: Rookie Andrew Mevis, Ryan Santoso, Elliott Fry, McCourt and Verity. McCourt made both field goal attempts in the preseason finals against Atlanta and Verity missed his only attempt.
“Both guys did a really good job for us,” said Farwell. “That said, part of our job in making this roster as good as possible is to evaluate other rosters and see what’s best available and see if we can improve our roster in any way.
“Right now it’s all about making the squad better, so we had to take several steps. That is a good thing. We have to keep getting better [regular season opener against the Washington Commanders], we have to be happy.”
Defensive coordinator Mike Caldwell on Wednesday praised rookie inside linebacker Devin Lloyd’s performance in Saturday’s preseason final against the Atlanta Falcons, Lloyd’s first NFL game after missing the first three preseason games with a hamstring injury. “It was good for us,” Caldwell said of Lloyd, the No. 27 overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft. “First, he came out healthy. Second, we saw him flying around. There was no hesitation. He felt good. He was excited to.” play, play happy. It’s been a long road for him. He’s done some good things and we’re happy to see his progress.” Third-round rookie pick Chad Muma played extensively for Lloyd in the preseason. “Right now we’re still working on that,” Caldwell said when asked about the starter and likely replays in the position against the Washington Commanders in Week 1. “Chad had a lot of reps. Everyone will play. We’ll join you in the river. There is no pitch count for him. We’ll just get him out of there and let him go if he needs to go, let Chad go if he needs to go.
Wide receiver Jamal Agnew will be the Jaguars’ punt and kick returner, Farwell said Wednesday. Agnew, who signed with the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent in the 2021 offseason, returned 22 kicks for a 23.9 yards average with a touchdown and 11 punts for a 6.7 yards average last season. He missed the last seven games of the season with a hip injury and did not return in the Jaguars’ four preseason games this season. “Yes, he’s the returnee,” Farwell said. “He’s an elite returner and one of the best in the NFL. I didn’t have to see him [in preseason]. I have seen much. Agnew is also expected to play a big role offensively as a receiver after catching a career-high 24 passes for 229 yards and a touchdown and rushing for 111 yards and a touchdown on seven carries.
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