One of the NFL’s scoring leaders through Week 7 is no longer on the roster after the Los Angeles Rams released kicker Brett Maher on Tuesday, the team announced.
Maher’s release comes after he missed two field goals and an extra point in Sunday’s 24-17 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The crucial mistake in a one-goal game was clearly enough for Sean McVay’s club to move on quickly.
The five-year veteran made 17 of 23 field goal attempts and 12 of 13 PATs in 2023. In a three-way tie for the league lead in FGs with Houston’s Ka’imi Fairbairn and Philadelphia’s Jake Elliott, Maher’s conversion rate was 73.9%. . last among the trio.
The Rams will have work to do in finding a replacement for Maher, who does not have a kicker on the practice squad.
It was Maher’s first season in Los Angeles after signing with the club late last season following a notable playoff run with the Cowboys.