“I mean, you get criticized for taking a kicker in the fifth round until you line up with four seconds left and they make a 55-yarder to win a game,” Arians explained, via JoeBucsFan.com. “‘Oh, what a great pick.‘”
Arians added that he expects a good competition this summer between Gay and veteran Cairo Santos.
“Well, the distance, the strength of his leg, you know, from 58 [yards] in,” Arians said. “Cairo [Santos] has been very consistent 40 [yards] in. It’ll be a good battle. And I believe in competition breeds success. It’ll be a heck of a battle between those two guys.”
- Vaughn McClure posted the full list of tryouts for the Falcons during the team’s rookie camp.
- Falcons signed first-round OT Kaleb McGary and fourth-round CB Kendall Sheffield. (NFLTR)
The Carolina Panthers announced some changes to their football operations department on Thursday including:
- Mark Carrier – executive director of football staff
- Rob Rogers – executive director of player finance/football research
- Jeff Morrow – director of player personnel
- Erik Stokes – director of college scouting
- Chris Herbert – director of video