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Austin MacGinnis will not make Monday Night Football debut after all

(Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

(Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

With Austin MacGinnis on the practice squad ready to go, it looks like the L.A. Rams will instead go with Matt Gay, a second-year guy picked up off the Colts’ practice squad last week. MacGinnis and Gay are competing for the new opening at starting kicker, and though MacGinnis camped with the Rams and narrowly missed out on the job in September, early evening reports point to Gay getting the job.

Lindsey Thiry from the Rams beat tweeted, “The Rams have promoted DB J.R. Reed from the practice squad, the team announced. No announced move for K Austin MacGinnis, so looks like it’s Matt Gay who will handle kicking duties tonight against the Bucs.”

The Rams promoted JR Reed to the active roster for tonight, but Austin MacGinnis has yet to be elevated. Might be Matt Gay time,” says Cameron DaSilva.

On Sunday a Rams writer for SI.com wrote MacGinnis should be the kicker and called him—“the guy who seemingly won the three-man kicking ‘competition’ during training camp. The Rams anointed rookie Samuel Sloman the ‘winner’, likely because they picked him in the seventh round out of Miami of Ohio.”

Everything we’ve read and heard has said MacGinnis has been L.A.’s best option from the beginning, but a third kicker will get an opportunity before him tonight on Monday Night Football.

This is infuriating. Just give him a try already. I hate the Rams so much.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

9 Comments for Austin MacGinnis will not make Monday Night Football debut after all



  1. mashman 93
    5:57 pm November 23, 2020 Permalink

    I hope the Bucs crush the Rams tonight!!!!



    • BlueSteel
      6:09 pm November 23, 2020 Permalink

      I don’t… I hope it’s a close game with the Bucs clinging to a 23-21 lead… The Rams get the ball with 2:13 seconds left and 1 timeout… they drive all the way down to the Bucs’ 24 yard line… 4th down and 7 seconds left… they are forced to kick a 42 yard field goal – Wide Right!!! That will serve them justice!!



    • CPACAT
      6:24 pm November 23, 2020 Permalink

      Agreed



    • UKBigBlueForever
      10:14 pm November 23, 2020 Permalink

      This kid Matt Gay has already missed his first field goal. I don’t understand why he doesn’t get his chance. It’s a bit ridiculous honestly



  2. cllikeky
    6:50 pm November 23, 2020 Permalink

    Yes!



  3. bigbluerexfan
    7:37 pm November 23, 2020 Permalink

    Ridiculous! Give the guy his shot.



  4. nocode96
    7:46 pm November 23, 2020 Permalink

    There had to be something going on for this guy not to get a shot. The best ever at his position and he can’t find a home in a league where kickers go down every day? Does he get a bad case of the yips during practice or something?



    • goteam94
      8:56 pm November 23, 2020 Permalink

      No code I was thinking the same thing. How can he be as good as KSR says he is as a pro but still not have at least gotten a shot in a game?



  5. bramstoker
    9:48 pm November 23, 2020 Permalink

    i guess he’s austin mcOUTis now! waka waka waka