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Rotowire: Aug 24 / 11:08a ET
News: Novak, who experienced some soreness in his leg, watched as Josh Lambo had a huge game for the Chargers in Saturday night's exhibition win over the Cardinals, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Impact: Novak is still the favorite to hang on as the kicker in San Diego, but Lambo, the undrafted rookie from Texas A&M, is pushing hard for a job. For now, this is a situation that bears monitoring as the preseason rolls on.
Rotowire: Jul 30 / 12:28p ET
News: Novak is looking forward to some healthy competition from rookie free-agent Josh Lambo in training camp, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: The signing of an undrafted rookie in camp is apparently not a problem for the veteran kicker. "I love it," says Novak of the Lambo signing. "I love to compete. I think only positive things can happen when you're pushed." Novak is definitely expected to open the season as the Bolts number one kicker. His accuracy has never been a problem with a 86.3 percent conversion rate on field goal attempts in his career, but the Bolts would probably like to see him improve his distance on kickoffs. Novak was last in the league in percentage of touchbacks last season.