The Los Angeles Rams (6-6) will be visiting Baltimore for a Week 14 matchup against the Ravens (9-3) and knowing they will have to face the greatest kicker to ever play football in the NFL in Justin Tucker, they have decided to sign another living legend at the position to try and catch up with the Ravens' superstar.
The Rams recently made the official announcement of the addition of veteran kicker Mason Crosby to their practice squad, although it's quite clear what they're planning to do on Sunday.
The Rams' intention, of course, is to elevate Crosby to the active roster shortly, as reported by NFL insider Mike Garafolo on Wednesday and looking forward to this weekend's matchup at Baltimore where Crosby will make (most probably) his debut for Los Angeles as the designated kicker for the Rams.
This move, however, is significant in that it marks a first for the 39-year-old Crosby, who has spent 16 years as the Green Bay Packers' kicker and never played for another team in the NFL to date.
Crosby was selected by Green Bay all the way back in the 2007 draft with the 193rd overall pick. So far, he ranks 56th in the accuracy leaderboard with an 81.4% success rate on field goal attempts.
The veteran kicker has never missed a game throughout his career since entering the league, and most recently (last three seasons) he's kicked 79 field goals scoring 66 of them for an 83.5% success rate. That span includes a perfect 2020 year in which he went 16-for-16 hitting all field goals he attempted.
Crosby is also known for his long-distance accuracy, having scored four, three, and one field-goal attempt from 50+ yards in the past three seasons respectively including going 4-for-4 and 3-of-4 in 2020 and 2021 respectively.
Crosby has yet to appear in a football game this season, however, as his contract expired at the end of the 2022 campaign and Green Bay decided not to extend his tenure in Wisconsin. It's taken Crosby a while to find a new home, but he's done so just in time to find a fellow superstar K in Baltimore Ravens' Justin Tucker.