JACKSONVILLE – Riley Patterson sees his role as simple.
He had to kill – and he did so often. So, when the Jaguars’ new kicker was asked during the wild weekend on Thursday about his strength, it was his focus.
“I would say making field goals is my biggest strength,” Patterson said Thursday after the Jaguars’ final practice of the week after the preseason bye. “I’m trying to really hit the ball. The football — that’s my biggest goal. I usually have direct kickoffs. I’m consistent about that. I try to be.”
Patterson, a two-year veteran who played at Memphis, joined the Jaguars on Thursday after being waived on Wednesday. He became the Jaguars’ sixth player since the start of 2022 training camp.
Head Coach Doug Pederson said Patterson’s consistency played a role in the decision, as did discussions with Patterson’s previous coaches.
“We’re still trying to find the right guy in that position,” Pederson said. “Patterson is one of the guys that even during the summer we wanted and we considered them, and we followed his work. When he got it, we wanted to take advantage of it.
“We will always look for the best, to create another competition. This is a good opportunity for him.”
Patterson, who signed with the Minnesota Vikings shortly after the 2021 NFL Draft, spent time on the New England Patriots’ squad in 2021 after being waived by the Vikings. He played with the Detroit Lions in the final seven games last season, converting 13 of 14 field goals.
He competed with Austin Seibert for the Lions’ shooting guard position in 22 training camps and the preseason before being waived Tuesday.
“I’m very focused on Detroit,” he said. “I’m focused on doing a good job, in the moment, every shot, every day. In the end, that’s what it is: If you do your job, eventually something will happen.”
He learned of the claim while he was at his Detroit home with his wife, Claire.
“I quickly packed, got on the plane that day and landed here,” he said. “Luckily, we have a month (lease) and my wife will take everything (Friday).”
He laughed when asked about letting his wife pack and move.
“I have to,” he said. “She said she will forgive me. I will buy her dinner.”
Patterson becomes the 13th Jaguars player since 2020, a list that includes Josh Lambo (2020-2021), Steven Hauschka (2020), Aldrick Rosas (2020), Jonathan Brown (2020), Brandon Wright (2020), Chase McLaughlin (2020), Matthew Wright (2021), Andrew Mavis (2022), Ryan Santoso (2022), Elliott Fry (2022), Jake Verity (2022) and James McCourt (2022).
He said, “That is many men.” “Hopefully, I can bring stability to the position. That’s my goal. I’m all from Jacksonville and I’m ready to go. In fact, I’m very happy to be here. I want to do well here for this. team.”
JACKSONVILLE – Riley Patterson is the new Jaguars quarterback for many reasons.
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- EDGE Josh Allen (78.6) Bob Self/Florida Times-Union. …
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|1||Sebastian Janikowski Kicker 2000: R1, #17||$53,285,137|
|2||Adam Vinatieri Kicker 0: Not done||$51,131,999|
|3||Robbie Gould Kicker 0: Not scheduled||$47,779,977|
|4||Mason Crosby Kicker 2007: R6, #193||$44,498,884|
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