Report: Saints hold kicking tryouts after Hocker’s late Week 4 miss
The New Orleans Saints were staring a 30-yard field goal in the face at the end of Week 4 against the Dallas Cowboys. The opportunity to grab their first win of the season was on the foot of kicker Zach Hocker, but he nailed it right off the left upright.
While the Saints went on to win the game on the second play of overtime, thanks to an 80-yard touchdown pass from Drew Brees to C.J. Spiller, it seems that the team may not be happy with Hocker.
According to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports, the Saints are planning to hold kicker tryouts this week.
— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) October 5, 2015
Obviously, that doesn’t bode well for Hocker, as he won’t get much of an opportunity to fight for his job at this point. If the Saints choose to move on, then that’s pretty much a wrap. This is definitely a situation worth monitoring moving towards Week 5.