Place-kicker Josh Lambo signs 4-year extension with Jaguars
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Place-kicker Josh Lambo has signed a four-year contract extension with the Jacksonville Jaguars, keeping him from hitting free agency next month.
Lambo tweeted a photo of him signing the deal Wednesday on Twitter, adding "Doggone good news!! We'll be in Duval for 4 more years, as I've signed an extension with the Jags!!"
Lambo set a franchise record for consecutive made field goals last season. He converted 24 straight between Nov. 19, 2017 and Nov. 11, 2018.
Jaguars’ Fournette doubtful to play in finale at Texans
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars don't expect running back Leonard Fournette to play in the season finale at Houston.
Coach Doug Marrone listed Fournette (ankle/foot) as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Texans (10-5). The second-year pro has missed practice all week.
Jags place Parnell, Harrison on IR, call up Borders, Thomas
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed right tackle Jermey Parnell and safety Ronnie Harrison on injured reserve and promoted cornerback Breon Borders and offensive lineman Brandon Thomas from the practice squad.
Both starters were ruled out Friday for Sunday's game at Miami. Place-kicker Josh Lambo (groin) and receiver DJ Chark (quadriceps) also were ruled out.
Jaguars sign kicker Forbath in case Lambo can’t play
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed place-kicker Kai Forbath in case Josh Lambo can't play against Washington on Sunday because of a groin injury.
Lambo, the most accurate kicker in franchise history, injured his right groin in practice Thursday.
The Jaguars (4-9) placed rookie linebacker Leon Jacobs (quadriceps) on injured reserve to make room for Forbath on the 53-man roster.
Chargers seek revenge for last year’s loss in Cleveland
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers are the least likely team in the NFL to be overconfident or under motivated when they face the sad-sack Cleveland Browns, who have lost 29 of their past 30 games.
That's because the Chargers were the losers in the Browns' sole victory during that span, and they really don't want to be Cleveland's saving grace again.
Jaguars rally to beat Chargers 20-17 in OT for 3rd straight
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Josh Lambo kicked the ball, watched it clear the crossbar and then took off running the other way.
He didn't stop until he took a soccer-style, celebratory slide on both knees near midfield.
It was a fitting end for a wild and wacky game that was filled with big plays and even bigger mistakes.
Wild, wacky, error-filled ending for Chargers, Jaguars
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Of all the wild and wacky ways to win or lose a football game, this one has to be high on the list.
The Los Angeles Chargers and Jacksonville Jaguars delivered one of the strangest finishes in the NFL this season, maybe in years.
They followed a mistake-filled final two minutes of regulation with more miscues in overtime.
They made poor decisions and questionable plays on both sides of the ball.
Jaguars waive PK Jason Myers after 2 misses, sign Josh Lambo
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have parted ways with kicker Jason Myers, waiving him two days after he hooked two 54-yard field goals in a loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
The Jaguars (3-3) replaced Myers with free agent Josh Lambo. Lambo made 54 of 64 field goals (81.2 percent) and 70 of 78 extra points (89.7 percent) in two seasons with the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers cut Lambo in September and went with rookie Younghoe Koo, who has since been released.
Kicker Younghoe Koo blazes path from South Korea to Chargers
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Younghoe Koo didn't know much about football when he saw his new seventh-grade classmates in New Jersey playing two-hand touch during lunch recess.
Koo got invited to kick off, and the South Korean-born, soccer-loving middle schooler booted the pigskin with authority. So he signed up for tackle football — and he discovered he really liked hitting people, too.
"I just fell in love with the whole thing," Koo said.
LA Chargers drop QB Clemens, K Lambo in final cutdowns
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have released backup quarterback Kellen Clemens and waived kicker Josh Lambo during their final roster cutdowns for the regular season.
The Chargers also released running back Kenjon Barner on Saturday.
Undrafted free agent Younghoe Koo has won the Chargers' kicking job over Lambo, the former soccer goalkeeper who kicked in San Diego for the past two seasons. Lambo made 26 of his 32 field goal attempts in each of his two NFL seasons.
Sunday’s NFL Capsules
CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — The Browns are winless no more.
Cleveland avoided that fate Saturday by beating the San Diego Chargers 20-17 for their first victory in more than a year. San Diego's Josh Lambo missed a 45-yard field goal as time expired, giving the Browns (1-14) their first win in 377 days.
When the kick sailed right, Cleveland's small crowd erupted in celebration and Browns players poured off their sideline as if they had just won the Super Bowl.
Chargers lost Reid to knee injury in OT win at Atlanta
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chargers coach Mike McCoy says defensive end Caraun Reid tore the ACL in his left knee in Sunday's 33-30 overtime victory at Atlanta and will miss the rest of the season.
McCoy also said Monday that rookie tight end Hunter Henry and cornerback Craig Mager suffered concussions.
The Chargers rallied from a 17-point deficit to force overtime before winning on Josh Lambo's 42-yard field goal.
Chargers, Falcons going in opposite directions
ATLANTA (AP) — San Diego and Atlanta look like teams headed in opposite directions — no matter what the standings show.
Josh Lambo's 42-yard field goal in overtime gave San Diego a 33-30 win over Atlanta on Sunday.
It was San Diego's second straight win, and only second road victory in two seasons. The Chargers (3-4) are still last in the AFC West, but have seen their confidence rise with back-to-back wins, including over defending Super Bowl champion Denver last week.
Perryman overcomes sore shoulder to help Chargers rally
ATLANTA (AP) — Chargers linebacker Denzel Perryman kept picking himself back up despite a throbbing shoulder that felt worse as the game wore on.
Perryman watched two defensive teammates, Caraun Reid and Craig Mager, leave with injuries, and he had to take a couple of snaps off to give his shoulder some rest.
Chargers beat Falcons 33-30 in OT on Lambo’s 42-yard FG
ATLANTA (AP) — Josh Lambo said kicking his game-winning field goal — his fourth of the game — was no more difficult than an extra point.
The hard work, according to the kicker, was handled by Denzel Perryman and San Diego's defense.
Lambo's 42-yard field goal in overtime gave San Diego its first road victory of the year, as the Chargers rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons 33-30 on Sunday.
The Chargers will report to training camp July 29 and begin practice July 30. In the U-T's breakdown of positional units, today's group is the special teams.