The Chargers will be venturing into the offseason with one less kicker. Following the team’s divisional-round loss in New England, Nick Rose received his walking papers.
Los Angeles waived Rose days after signing him. Rose played in two games for the Bolts last season and was brought in last week for kickoff purposes. Only one of his three kickoffs against the Patriots reached the end zone.
The Bolts signed Canadian Football League import Ty Long to a reserve/futures deal on Monday.
Rose kicked in eight games for the 2017 Redskins, doing so as Dustin Hopkins‘ injury replacement, before landing with a Bolts team that had experienced rampant trouble at kicker. But with Michael Badgley having helped stabilize the position, the Chargers waived Rose.
Badgley kicked in 12 Chargers games, counting the playoffs, and may have the inside track on keeping the job going into the 2019 season. But only nine of his 60 kickoffs produced touchbacks this season, an NFL-low figure, so the former Miami Hurricane may not have an open-and-shut case to return just yet.
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