What to know about the kickers the Colts worked this week due to Rodridgo Blankenship injury

Akeem Glaspie
Indianapolis Star

The Colts giving former Chargers kicker Michael Badgley a physical, a source close to the situation told IndyStar Colts Insider Joel A. Erickson. The team could sign him to the practice squad then activate him on gameday if regular kicker Rodrigo Blankenship (hip) is unable to play.

Blankenship played through the pain, but the hip injury suffered in pregame warmups before Monday's game against the Baltimore Ravens has the team lining up possible replacement.

According to NFL Network reporters Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport, the Colts also worked out veteran kickers Brett Maher, Aldrick Rosas and Riley Patterson. Blankenship didn't use the hip as an excuse, but the normally accurate kicker struggled against the Ravens, missing an extra point and the potential game-winning field goal. He also had a field goal attempt blocked. 

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Brett Maher

Maher last kicked in an NFL game in 2019 with the Dallas Cowboys. Maher signed with the New Orleans Saints this offseason but was waived/injured Aug, 17 and placed on injured reserve. He became a free agent Aug. 21. For his career Maher is 49-of-66 (74%) on field goals and 68-of-69 on PATs. He is an impressive 10-of-15 on 50-plus-yard field goals but 12-of-16 on 30- to 39-yarders and 8-of-15 on 40- to 49-yarders. Maher worked out for the 49ers and Patriots earlier this season according to published reports. 

Michael Badgley

Badgley enjoyed some success with the Chargers early in his career before losing his job to Tristan Vizcaino this season. Badgley also known as the "Money Badger" kicked for the Tennessee Titans in Week 1, missing an extra point and his lone field-goal attempt. He was released the next day. For his career, Badgley is 52-of-66 (78.8%) on field goals. He is 14-of-14 on field goals less than 40 yards but just 10-of-19 on 40-plus-yarders.

The former Miami Hurricane signed with the Colts after going undrafted in 2018. He was released before the regular season. He's also worked out for the Giants and 49ers this season, according to published reports.

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Aldrick Rosas

Rosas kicked in four games for the Saints this season, making just 1-of-4 attempts and all 13 of his PATs. He was a Pro Bowler in 2018 with the Giants, making 32-of-33 field goals -- with his only miss from more than 50 yards -- and 31-of-32 PATs. But he was just 1-of-5 on 40-plus-yard kicks in 2019 and did not return. He appeared in six games with Jacksonville last season. Rosas is 71-of-90 on field goals in his career.

Riley Patterson

Patterson has not kicked in the NFL but was 64-of-83, 77.1%, on field goals at Memphis from 2017-20. His best season came in 2019 when he made 23-of-25 attempts, falling off to 15-of-22, 68.2%, in his final season. He kicked a school-record-tying 56-yard field goal at Memphis. Patterson has reportedly worked out for the Patriots and Titans, and was in trai

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