Bengals that could be on their way out: Kicker Randy Bullock
Randy Bullock has been able to hang on to his roster spot with the Bengals since 2016, but it looks like Cincinnati has finally decided it’s time to find his replacement this offseason. The journeyman kicker started off his career in stripes fairly well, successfully converting roughly 86% of his field goals in his first four seasons with the team.
However, the 2020 campaign has been another story. Bullock is making just north of 80% of his field-goal attempts, and his misses have come at times when the franchise needed him the most. Most notably, his inexplicable miss from 31 yards out in week one cost the Bengals the game against the Los Angeles Chargers, and played spoiler to Joe Burrow’s professional debut.
After a number of other misses, special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons finally pulled the plug in week 14, opting to bench Bullock in favor of Austin Seibert, who hasn’t proven to be a long-term answer either.
Bullock’s contract is set to expire, and there’s virtually no chance he’ll be brought back. It’s time for fans to begin mocking their favorite collegiate kickers to the Bengals in the seventh round.