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WhoDat!656 05-01-2013 08:39 PM

Former LSU kicker Josh Jasper gets tryout with Saints
 
This should get Hartley's attention!

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Former LSU placekicker Josh Jasper will try out with the New Orleans Saints next week at a four-day rookie mini-camp beginning May 9. Jasper is the most accurate placekicker in LSU history with an 83.9 success rate.

"I'm excited about trying out with them; I'm happier to be here than somewhere else," said Jasper, who made a school-record 28 of 34 field goals and led the Tigers with 120 points as a senior in 2010. "I've been training non-stop and keeping in shape waiting for this opportunity.

"I'm pretty sure they are bringing in a couple of other kickers. But I don't know who they are."

The Saints aren't in dire need of help at kicker. Garrett Harley is the Saints kicker and is under contract for the next three seasons. He is scheduled to make $734,000 and has a salary cap figure for this season is $1.2 million.

The Saints brought two kickers to training camp last season, Hartley and John Kasay, who replaced an injured Hartley the season before. Hartley won the job last year and made 18 of 22 field goal attempts.

Jasper went to training camp with Tampa Bay in 2011 before being released and also tried out with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.

In addition to a school record, Jasper's 83.9 career percentage is second in SEC history. He made 47 of 56 career attempts, which includes five of seven from beyond 50 yards. His longest field goal was 53 yards.
Jasper also holds the school record for most field goals in a game when he made five against Mississippi State in 2010.


Jasper doubled as the Tigers short-range punter with great success. He averaged 39.8 yards per kick and 25 of his 41 career kicks were downed inside the opponents' 20-yard line.

Former LSU kicker Josh Jasper gets tryout with Saints | NOLA.com

QBREES9 05-01-2013 08:48 PM

Re: Former LSU kicker Josh Jasper gets tryout with Saints
 
Bring him in.

Seer1 05-01-2013 08:56 PM

Re: Former LSU kicker Josh Jasper gets tryout with Saints
 
However, why isn't he already with a team?

|Mitch| 05-01-2013 09:00 PM

Re: Former LSU kicker Josh Jasper gets tryout with Saints
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Seer1 (Post 500358)
However, why isn't he already with a team?

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers
On July 26, 2011, Jasper said he had agreed to terms with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a rookie free agent deal.[18] He was released on August 5.

Toronto Argonauts
On October 4, 2012, Jasper was signed by the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He was released by the team on October 17, 2012
Must have some issues...

homerj07 05-02-2013 07:18 PM

Re: Former LSU kicker Josh Jasper gets tryout with Saints
 
Is that percentage really that good?

jeanpierre 05-02-2013 09:58 PM

Re: Former LSU kicker Josh Jasper gets tryout with Saints
 
We need poise...

...now kid, it's real simple, can you deliver clutch kicks?!?

rezburna 05-02-2013 10:33 PM

Re: Former LSU kicker Josh Jasper gets tryout with Saints
 
What do they mean kicker isn't a dire need? Hartley is garbage.

The Dude 05-02-2013 10:53 PM

Re: Former LSU kicker Josh Jasper gets tryout with Saints
 
If he can't make it as a kicker in Canada my hopes aren't too high. Still Hartley needs a fire under his ass. Hell I wish he would just go away, there is just nobody else out there.

alleycat_126 05-03-2013 04:34 AM

Re: Former LSU kicker Josh Jasper gets tryout with Saints
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jeanpierre (Post 500624)
We need poise...

...now kid, it's real simple, can you deliver clutch kicks?!?

Na, do you miss extra points!!!!

hagan714 05-03-2013 08:44 AM

Re: Former LSU kicker Josh Jasper gets tryout with Saints
 
hartly just has not been the same since his injury


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