Only one month into the 2021 season, the Houston Texans have had to make a lot of changes. They made another one today, this time in a key position. Joey Slye, a field goal kicker, was waived by the Texans on Thursday. The move comes after Slye missed an extra point against the Carolina Panthers last week. Slye had missed a field goal in a 31-21 loss to the Cleveland Browns the week before.
However, the move isn’t completely unexpected. Slye was brought in as a replacement for starting kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn, who had just returned from a leg injury earlier this week. Fairbairn will take over as the starting kicker in the future.
Slye has a 4-of-5 field goal conversion rate and a 7-of-8 extra point conversion rate for the Texans. We’ll see if he can find another team before the end of the season.
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) September 30, 2021
Ka’imi Fairbairn has been the Houston Texans’ starting kicker since 2017 and has never missed a game. He converted 84 times during that time. 6% of his field goals were made, and 92 percent of his extra points were made. He’s also the kickoff specialist for the team. The Texans’ biggest problem isn’t special teams.
The team’s offense and defense are both at the bottom of the league. Davis Mills is already their third-string quarterback, and it’s unlikely that they’ll be favored in any games for over a month. This Sunday, the Texans take on the Buffalo Bills for
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