The kicking competition barely got off the ground before it became clear there will be no change this weekend.
Nick Folk's struggles have opened the door for rookie David Buehler to challenge for the job. But after Tuesday's practice – when Folk was 2-of-4 and Buehler was 1-of-4, all from 30 to 35 yards into a cold, brisk wind – coach Wade Phillips said Buehler is "a ways away" and presumes Folk will kick against New Orleans.
"The guy has been a good one and is young," Phillips said of Folk. "That makes me think he can come back if he's mentally strong enough. I've talked to him, and he seems to be that way.