The Los Angeles Chargers are signing Nick Rose to handle kickoff duties in Sunday’s wild-card game against the New England Patriots, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The move could help a kicking game that allowed the most returns in the NFL during the regular season.
Chargers kicker Mike Badgley had a touchback on only 9 of his 54 kickoffs during the 2018 regular season. That 16.7 percent rate was the worst in the NFL among players with at least 10 kickoffs in 2018.
The Chargers did hold returners to 21.7 yards per kickoff return in the regular season, the eighth-best rate in the league.
Rose kicked in two games for the Chargers at the end of the 2017 season, making 1 of 3 field goals and 5 of 6 extra points. He also played in eight games for the Washington Redskins as an injury replacement for Dustin Hopkins.
Source: “Los Angeles” – Google News