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Nate Freese | Place Kicker

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 191
College: Boston College
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Lions waived K Nate Freese.
Freese, a seventh-round rookie, has gone 3-of-7 on field goals so far. This comes after going 20-of-20 at Boston College last year. He'll be replaced by Alex Henery, who lost his job in Philly to Cody Parkey. Mon, Sep 22, 2014 11:31:00 AM

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Nate Freese missed his fourth field goal of the season in Sunday's Week 3 win over the Packers.

This one was a 41-yarder in the friendly kicking confines of Ford Field. Freese, who went 20-of-20 at Boston College last season, is now 3-of-7 through three NFL games. It's time for the Lions to cut losses on their seventh-round pick.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 09:08:00 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Lions are "kicking around idea of new kicker," and have worked out free agents Rob Bironas, Alex Henery and Garrett Hartley.

Seventh-round rookie Nate Freese is just two for his first five on field goals, and on extremely thin ice. Arguably any of the three veterans the Lions worked out would be an improvement.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 03:25:00 PM

Lions rookie K Nate Freese is now 2-of-5 on field goals.

Freese missed two 49-yard attempts at Carolina Sunday and also missed from 43 yards in Week 1. He went 20-of-20 at Boston College last year. It's possible the Lions will be looking into free agent kickers this week.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 10:24:00 AM

Nate Freese has won the Lions' placekicking job for now.

Giorgio Tavecchio was released Monday. The Lions could still bring in another veteran that shakes loose, but they used a seventh-round pick on Freese -- who went 20-of-20 for Boston College last season. He's on the fantasy radar thanks to dome conditions and the Lions' explosive offense.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 12:13:00 PM

Seventh-round rookie Nate Freese is favored to win the Lions kicking job.

The Lions wouldn't have used a draft pick on a kicker if they didn't expect him to easily beat out Giorgio Tavecchio. Freese made all 20 of his field-goal attempts at Boston College last year and will be on the fantasy radar as a dome kicker in an explosive offense.
Thu, Jul 17, 2014 11:13:00 AM

Lions signed No. 229 overall pick K Nate Freese to a four-year contract.

Freese will compete with John Potter and Giorgio Tavecchio to replace David Akers. As a general rule, teams don't use draft picks on kickers they don't expect to win the job. Freese converted 70-of-81 (86.4 percent) field-goal attempts for Boston College.
Thu, May 15, 2014 04:42:00 PM

Lions selected Boston College K Nate Freese with the No. 229 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Freese (5-foot-11, 192) was perfect as a senior, connecting on all 20 of his field-goal attempts. Across his four-year career, he went 70-of-81 (86.4 percent), finishing as BC's all-time leader in both field goals and points (317). He also handled kickoffs. Freese will compete with John Potter and Giorgio Tavecchio for the right to replace David Akers. Freese is the favorite.
Sat, May 10, 2014 06:00:00 PM

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