Rams release K Brett Maher amid recent struggles

The Los Angeles Rams are officially making a change at kicker. After Brett Maher missed two field goals and an extra point in Sunday’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Rams released him on Tuesday.

They don’t currently have another kicker on the roster but Sean McVay said Monday that they might bring in candidates this week. With Maher gone, it’s clear they will now have to do that.

Maher has attempted and made the most field goals in the NFL, but he’s gone just 17-for-23 through seven games. He missed kicks from 51 and 53 yards against Pittsburgh, as well as an extra-point attempt. Those seven points were the difference in the game, a 24-17 loss at home.

Though four of his six misses have been from beyond 50 yards, he’s also missed twice between 40 and 49 yards, which is a critical range as an NFL kicker.

Story originally appeared on Rams Wire