Garrett Hartley Fantasy News
Saints cut Garrett Hartley, sign Shayne Graham
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 10:22am
Hartley was up and down this season and his downs were ugly. He was coming off a game where he missed a 26-yarder and had another kick blocked against the Rams, so this was pretty easy to see coming. Graham should get his chances to put up points and will likely be a top play the next two weeks.
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 9:29am
When Saints HC Sean Payton was asked specifically about K Garrett Hartley, who missed two field goals Sunday, Payton responded with a general answer: "Listen, I think we're looking closely at every element. You know, I told the players today in the team meeting we're looking closely at each aspect of this team. And not trying to read into my answer, I just think it's important for us to do that.
"Whether it's [the kicker], the tackle position, whether it's a player on defense, the one thing I know I don't want to do is just repeat the process over and over again. So we're gonna look closely at what our options are and what gives us the best chance as we get ready to play this coming week and then obviously one week remaining."
Hartley missed an easy 26-yarder last week and had another FG blocked. Last month when Hartley was going through a rough patch, the Saints brought in five kickers for tryouts to update their emergency list -- including longtime veterans Neil Rackers and Shayne Graham. Even if Hartley plays this week in a must-have game, he's going to be risky.
Thursday, August 8, 2013, 11:01am
K Garrett Hartley probably had his worst practice of training camp just as the Saints waived kicker Jose Maltos, who was Hartley's only competition in camp. Hartley missed two 40-yard attempts midway during practice with the second being worst than the first.
Hartley did make both of his attempts at the end of practice during two-minute team drills. So all isn't too bad. The two earlier misses were too much to ignore, though.
Owners who draft Hartley to be a part of the Saints' high-octane offense need to be aware that he's not having the best camp.
Saturday, September 1, 2012, 11:23am
According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Garrett Hartley has won the Saints’ placekicking job.
He was 6-of-7 in preseason games and thanks to the Saints’ explosive offense, he’ll be a fantasy kicker to target in your drafts.
Monday, August 13, 2012, 12:42pm
The Garrett Hartley vs. John Kasay kicker race for the Saints will be won during preseason games and not the practice field as both players are proven veterans, even though Kasay is much more veteran than Hartley.
They've rotated on every kick during the preseason regardless of situation. But it's ended up with Kasay seeing the vast majority of field-goal attempts so far. The lefty is 2 of 4 on field goal tries in his first two games as he made kicks from 22 and 46 yards while missing from 41 and 54 yards. Hartley connected on his only attempt with a 27-yard kick.
Even though both kickers are listed as No. 1 on the depth chart, Kasay probably will have to beat out Hartley considering age and that Hartley has four years left on his latest contract. So it's Hartley's job judging by the early numbers.
The winner of this battle will likely be a highly-coveted kicker in your league. The only problem is the Saints are too good at converting drives into TDs, but regardless, whomever wins will get a lot of chances and points.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 9:25pm
And then in August, the kicker injured himself on a routine kick, an extra point that proved anything but routine.
All Kasay did for the Saints was finish with the most points he has ever had. His 34 field goals was 10th-most in the NFL and tied for third-most in his career.
The question now is what the Saints do with the position. Carrying an extra kicker isn’t out of the ordinary for New Orleans. But it is a luxury, one most teams can’t afford.
The youngster is likely the first-team kicker heading into camp. But Kasay is there nipping on his heels. If the Saints can afford the roster spot, we see both at least starting the season with the team.
Kicker by committee? Let's hope this gets situated before drafts, because any Saints kicker given the starting job will have value in this high-scoring offense.
Saints Inactives for Thursday Night Football
Thursday, September 8, 2011, 7:53pm
Injury report for Thursday Night Football - Saints @ Packers
Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 7:24pm
New Orleans Saints
WR Adrian Arrington (knee), DT Tom Johnson (calf)
Green Bay Packers
CB Davon House (ankle), LB Vic So'oto (back), LB Frank Zombo (shoulder)
DE Mike Neal (knee)
Monday, September 5, 2011, 3:39pm
Garrett Hartley out at least 6 weeks
Thursday, September 1, 2011, 10:24pm
Varney on Twitter: "K Garrett Hartley hopes to be out 6-8 weeks but it could be 8-10 weeks, league source says. Hartley in considerable pain with hip flexor."
Fantasy owners should obviously steer clear of Hartley. John Kasay has value now as his replacement.
John Kasay expected to sign with Saints
Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 10:57am
John Kasay is on his way to New Orleans and expects to sign with the Saints. New Orleans hasn’t released any information on the severity of Garrett Hartley’s injury, but this clearly isn’t a great sign.
Monday, August 29, 2011, 12:41am
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said not kicking extra points during Sunday night's game with Oakland was a precaution because kicker Garrett Hartley tweaked his hip. Payton said he didn't think the injury was serious.
Hartley is one of the better kickers to add to your roster, so this Bears watching.
Thursday, March 3, 2011, 7:33pm
Saints reach 4-year deal with Pierre Thomas
Thursday, March 3, 2011, 7:28pm
Not more than 30 minutes after believing all was quiet on the signing front, New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton learned Thursday on his drive across the Causeway to his home in Mandeville that General Manager Mickey Loomis had signed veteran running back Pierre Thomas to a four-year contract.
No other terms have been disclosed.
Thomas’ signing to a long-term deal caps a productive week for Saints officials as they tried to complete as much business as possible before the CBA deadline expires and a lockout commences.
On Monday, the Saints signed veteran free agent defensive tackle Shaun Rogers to a one-year, $4 million contract. Earlier Thursday, they announced the signing of kicker Garrett Hartley to a new five-year contract.
They also tendered offers to eight other unrestricted and restricted free agents, including WR Lance Moore, LT Jermon Bushrod, SS Roman Harper, G Carl Nicks, DT Remi Ayodele, TE David Thomas, S Usama Young and DE Jeff Charleston.
Monday, December 20, 2010, 11:14am
Garrett Hartley made his only field-goal attempt from 47 yards in the third quarter, and he has made seven in a row and 13 out of 14.