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It took Cole Tracy just one season in Baton Rouge to become a hero to LSU fans, and the kicker will now get his shot to do the same in the NFL.

Tracy will try out with the Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints during their mini-camps, Tracy told The Advocate on Sunday afternoon.

Tracy said he will try out with the Packers next weekend and then will try out with the Saints in New Orleans the following weekend.

Mini-camps tend to last three days, and players try out to earn a contract with the team as an undrafted free agent.



Only two placekickers were selected in the 2019 NFL draft, both in the fifth round: Utah's Matt Gay (No. 145 overall) and Oklahoma's Austin Seibert (No. 170).

Tracy made 29 of his 33 kicks for LSU and all 42 extra points he attempted. His longest field goal of the season was an LSU-record 54 yards. Tracy began his career at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, before joining LSU as a graduate transfer.

Tracy's efforts set a new LSU record for field goals made in a season.

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Re: LSU placekicker Cole Tracy to tryout with Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints

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It took Cole Tracy just one season in Baton Rouge to become a hero to LSU fans, and the kicker will now get his shot to do the same in the NFL.



Tracy will try out with the Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints during their mini-camps, Tracy told The Advocate on Sunday afternoon.



Tracy said he will try out with the Packers next weekend and then will try out with the Saints in New Orleans the following weekend.



Mini-camps tend to last three days, and players try out to earn a contract with the team as an undrafted free agent.







Only two placekickers were selected in the 2019 NFL draft, both in the fifth round: Utah's Matt Gay (No. 145 overall) and Oklahoma's Austin Seibert (No. 170).



Tracy made 29 of his 33 kicks for LSU and all 42 extra points he attempted. His longest field goal of the season was an LSU-record 54 yards. Tracy began his career at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, before joining LSU as a graduate transfer.



Tracy's efforts set a new LSU record for field goals made in a season.



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Re: LSU placekicker Cole Tracy to tryout with Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints

Not that we really need a placekicker. I am very confident in Wil Lutz. It can however be a good way for Tracey to be able to show off his skills.
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Huh?
I thought we were trying to land Robbie Gould and his franchise-tag contract?
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If you want a kicker who just makes kicks, and is extremely reliable, Tracy should be at the top of the list for any team who needs a kicker. If you want a Sebastian Janikowski type who you can call on to try 60 yard field goals, he's not your guy.

He had to kick the ball low to get it to go more than 50 yards, which is obviously a block risk. But the ball comes out clean, crisp and on line, consistently.
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If you want a kicker who just makes kicks, and is extremely reliable, Tracy should be at the top of the list for any team who needs a kicker. If you want a Sebastian Janikowski type who you can call on to try 60 yard field goals, he's not your guy.

He had to kick the ball low to get it to go more than 50 yards, which is obviously a block risk. But the ball comes out clean, crisp and on line, consistently.
Lutz had a lot of kicks come off low early on until we brought in a kicking coach. Lutz is clutch and I'm not sure why we would invest the time looking for a kicker we don't need. However, Harbaugh did the same thing and basically gave us Lutz for free.
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Lutz had a lot of kicks come off low early on until we brought in a kicking coach. Lutz is clutch and I'm not sure why we would invest the time looking for a kicker we don't need. However, Harbaugh did the same thing and basically gave us Lutz for free.
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But, that had a lot to do with his relationship with Sean, and the fact that he didn't want a rival to get Lutz for cheap. here's looking at you Steelers and your 5 kickers since then
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If he has the choice he should go to the Packers, he isnt replacing Lutz. The mans just signed a new lng term deal
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Lutz had a lot of kicks come off low early on until we brought in a kicking coach. Lutz is clutch and I'm not sure why we would invest the time looking for a kicker we don't need. However, Harbaugh did the same thing and basically gave us Lutz for free.
Right, but I'm saying Tracy HAD to kick it low to get any distance. In other words, he doesn't have the strongest leg. He has adequate leg strength but, again, he had to kick line drives to get the distance for anything at or above 50 yards, and it barely snuck over. But he's extremely accurate.

The Saints don't need a kicker. I'm just saying for any team who is looking for a reliable kicker who will make the one's your supposed to make, Tracy would be a good get. He was considered the top kicker in the draft, by some publications. Obviously, the couple of teams who drafted a kicker cared more about leg strength.

If I had a nickel for every time I heard that, the NFL would fine and suspend me.
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Huh?
I thought we were trying to land Robbie Gould and his franchise-tag contract?


HE WOULD HAVE BEEN THE MISSING PIECE TO GO ALONG WITH QB JIMMY G, MALCOM BUTLER, JOSH ROSEN AND EVERY OTHER "SHOULD WE?" THAT COMES DOWN THE PIKE!!!
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