The Jaguars officially released kicker Josh Lambo today, the team announced this morning.
Yesterday, Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer stated that the team would meet to decide on roster decisions when asked about Lambo’s position with the team. He also stated that Wright would be the team’s starting kicker, noting that the 25-year-old “earned” that right following his performance on Sunday.
Lambo’s release comes just two days after Wright was able to convert all three of his field goals, including a 54-yard kick and a 53-yard game-winning field goal as time expired on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins in London.
Lambo, a seven-year veteran, originally signed with the Jaguars in 2017, and quickly became one of the most accurate kickers in team history. In 43 games played from 2017-20, Lambo converted on 95% of his field goals, making 76 out of 80 of his kicks. He was one of the most accurate kickers in the league during that span.
This season, however, Lambo missed on all three of his field-goal attempts and would miss two extra points in his final game this season against the Arizona Cardinals. The team decided to move forward, signing Wright as insurance following that game.
Wright, entering his second season in the league, has missed one field goal this year and one extra point, but has converted on all of the rest of his kicks thus far this season.