Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 5:44pm
Wide receiver Demarcus Ayers, a seventh-round draft pick, thought he was on the verge of a promotion to the 53-man roster two weeks ago. Then, an abdominal injury to kicker Chris Boswell forced the Steelers to sign Randy Bullock, and Ayers had to wait.
With Boswell healthy again, the Steelers promoted Ayers from the practice squad Monday and released Bullock.
Coach Mike Tomlin said Ayers was promoted because “we've been leaking a little bit at the wide receiver position.”
Two days after missing his sixth field goal of the season and having a point after attempt blocked – the fourth straight game in which a PAT was missed – the Cincinnati Bengals finally ran out of patience with Mike Nugent.
On Tuesday afternoon, the club released the 12th year veteran and signed Randy Bullock.
In 13 games, Nugent converted a career-low 79.3 percent of his extra point attempts. Bullock was with the Pittsburgh Steelers from Dec. 4-12 as an injury replacement for Chris Boswell, going 3-for-3 on field goals and 1-for-1 on point after attempts. He began the year with the New York Giants, going 2-for-3 on PATs.
“If Boswell is healthy, he kicks,” coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday at his weekly press conference.
Tomlin said Bullock, who was signed Saturday as an insurance policy after Boswell injured his abdomen Friday, will remain with the team this week while Boswell recovers.
On Saturday, the Steelers were dealt a little bit of adversity when Chris Boswell was placed on the questionable list with an abdominal injury. If he can’t go Sunday against the New York Giants, the Steelers will turn to journeyman Randy Bullock who was signed as a free agent.
Bullock, who has spent six years in the league with Houston, the New York Jets and Giants, has made 80.6 percent of his field goals (73 of 95) and 95.7 percent of extra points (90 of 94). His career long is 55 yards.
Free agents Kai Forbath and Randy Bullock were among the legs the Vikings tried out after Walsh, the fifth-year pro, missed two kicks and botched a kickoff at the end of the Vikings’ overtime loss to the Lions on Sunday.
Patience has been tested after Walsh’s 27-yard miss that knocked the Vikings out of the playoffs last season. Walsh has missed four of his 16 field goal attempts this year for a 75 percent conversion rate that ranks 24th in the league. Walsh is also tied for a league-worst three missed extra point attempts, including one that bounced off the right upright on Sunday.
Robbie Gould was about to go to his son’s swim lesson in Chicago Thursday night when the Giants called and asked him to make a slight change in his plans – get on a plane and fly eight hours to London, and kick for his new team tomorrow, when it faces the Los Angeles Rams in Twickenham Stadium.
He replaces Josh Brown, who did not make the overseas trip at the team’s behest after documents were released in Washington State this week regarding Brown’s domestic violence arrest in May 2015. Randy Bullock kicked for the Giants in the season opener in Dallas because Brown was suspended for one game. Yesterday, The NFL placed Brown on the Commissioner Exempt list.
Gould was released on Sept. 4 by the Chicago Bears, for whom he played 11 seasons and established himself as the best kicker in franchise history.
Monday, August 22, 2016, 6:12pm
Two days after Tom Obarski pulled a short field goal to the left in an ugly 21-0 preseason loss to the Bills, the Giants have made a move to bolster their unconventional kicking situation, waiving Obarski and signing veteran Randy Bullock after a successful tryout on Monday. Bullock's signing was first reported by The Record's Art Stapleton.
The organization is not wavering in its support of the embattled Josh Brown, who will be suspended for the season opener due to a violation of the personal conduct policy stemming from his May 22, 2015 arrest on a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence after an altercation with his then-wife in Woodinville, Wash. The charge was dismissed five days later, the story said.
Gang Green signed former Texans leg Randy Bullock to replace Nick Folk, who bowed out of Sunday's win over the Jaguars with a right quadriceps strain. The Jets placed Folk in injured reserve in a corresponding move.
Thursday, August 21, 2014, 4:04pm
Texans coach Bill O’Brien indicated Thursday that Bullock is “in the lead” in the kicking battle, according to Deepi Sidhu of HoustonTexans.com.