The Kansas City Chiefs had an obvious problem with their special teams unit last week in the loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
However, it looks like they are trying to solve that problem. Of course, we all know by now the struggles that took place last week.
Starting kicker Harrison Butker was out with an ankle injury, so backup kicker Matt Ammendola was up next.
Ammendola would go on to score just three points on Sunday, missing an extra point and a field goal attempt. It was clear that Ammendola wasn’t the right fit for the Chiefs.
On Tuesday, they signed Matthew Wright, formerly on the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Wright played in 14 games last season and was pretty successful while on the field. He was 13/15 on extra points, and 21/24 on field goal attempts. From 50 yards or more he was 4/6.
#Chiefs signed former #Jaguars Kicker Matthew Wright to the practice squad today.
— Justin Churchill (@ChurchillAtoZ) September 28, 2022
If Butker has to be out again, I’m confident in Wright’s ability to get the job done for another week.