Nate Kaeding Fantasy News
Friday, December 21, 2012, 7:09pm
Dolphins K Dan Carpenter (right groin, out) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday and is out for Week 16. The Dolphins signed Nate Kaeding to kick in the final two games.
Friday, December 21, 2012, 11:34am
Dolphins K Dan Carpenter has been placed on reserve/injured list and the team has signed K Nate Kaeding.
The Bills represent a decent matchup for Kaeding so he isn't a bad pick-up-and-start kicker this week.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 2:06pm
The end of Nate Kaeding's nine-year run in San Diego has arrived. The Chargers kicker passed a team physical Tuesday morning and will be placed on waivers. If claimed, that team must pay the remainder of his 2012 contract.
Nick Novak will remain the Chargers kicker for the remainder of the season.
Monday, October 22, 2012, 1:35pm
Nate Kaeding will be placed on IR. Chargers are required to release him when he's healthy.
Although injury prone, Kaeding was 7-for-7 in 2-plus games this season for the Chargers, so someone is likely to take a chance on him. Nick Novak will continue to kick for the Chargers.
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 8:55pm
WR Matthew Willis (non-injury), LB Keith Brooking (concussion), T Ryan Clady (hamstring), WR Demaryius Thomas (hip), Chris Gronkowski (thigh), CB Chris Harris (ankle), G Chris Kuper (forearm), CB Tony Carter (illness), RB Lance Ball (ankle)
K Nate Kaeding (groin)
T Jared Gaither (groin), CB Shareece Wright (foot)
WR Eddie Royal (hamstring), WR Malcolm Floyd (groin)
T Jeromey Clary (foot), RB Ryan Mathews (ankle)
Both Floyd and Royal returned to practice on Saturday, so they should be on track to play on Monday night. Mathews also looks good to go, though his matchup with the Broncos isn't great. Denver is #4 in RB aFPA.
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 6:15pm
Chargers K Nate Kaeding (groin) missed practice on Saturday and will not kick against the Broncos on Monday night.
Friday, October 12, 2012, 7:06pm
Chargers K Nate Kaeding (right groin) missed practice again Friday. Nick Novak will continue to kick for the Chargers.
Friday, October 5, 2012, 6:21pm
Chargers K Nate Kaeding (right groin, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 5. Nick Novak will kick again for the Chargers. He is a good start against the Saints.
Thursday, October 4, 2012, 6:49pm
Chargers K Nate Kaeding (right groin) did not practice Wednesday. Nick Novak is kicking for the Chargers at this point.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 9:26pm
Chargers have decision to make on K Nate Kaeding. Saw specialist and is "week to week." But no room for 2 kickers.
Nick Novak would be the Chargers kicker if Kaeding can't play this week or is put on the IR. He had a great game last week filling in and did very well last year when Kaeding was lost on the opening kickoff of 2011.
Saturday, September 29, 2012, 6:02pm
The Chargers signed kicker Nick Novak on Friday, after Nate Kaeding cut practice short because of a groin injury, a source said.
Novak will handle kicking duties Sunday. Drop Kaeding for another option if you have him.
Friday, September 28, 2012, 6:45pm
Chargers K Nate Kaeding (right groin, questionable) was limited Friday after taking full reps earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 4. Fantasy owners may want to have a backup plan in place. The Chargers play early on Sunday.
Thursday, July 26, 2012, 8:59pm
Peter King offered some thoughts on the Chargers:
K Nate Kaeding has legit camp challenge from Nick Novak ... Eddie Royal could catch 75 balls here.
We have Royal ranked 89th among WRs and projected to catch 40 balls...