The Broncos have traded a 7th-round pick to the Giants in exchange for K Brandon McManus. Denver needs a kicker for the first 4 games with Matt Prater suspended. It looks like McManus is their guy. The rookie nailed his only 2 preseason FG attempts, 46-and 47-yarders, and has a booming leg. He drilled a 75-yarder in practice, according to the New York Times' Bill Pennington. McManus will be an intriguing fantasy spot starter kicker for Denver's high-powered offense. The Giants, meanwhile are sticking with K Josh Brown.
The Jaguars are signing former Broncos K Brandon McManus to a one-year deal. Jacksonville is also waiving K Riley Patterson. McManus finished 2022 well behind Patterson in FG conversion rate, hitting just 77.8% of his kicks (29th in the league) vs. Patterson's 85.7% (tied for 17th). But has been better than that overall (81.9% career) and averaged 5 FGs of 50+ yards across seven full year's as Denver's kicker. Landing in the ascending Jaguars offense makes McManus a top-10 option in our updated kicker rankings.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Broncos are releasing K Brandon McManus. He spent the past nine years in Denver, converting 81.4% of his career FG attempts. McManus has been especially valuable from deep. He hit 23 FGs from 50+ yards away over just the past three seasons. McManus has also missed just 9 extra-point attempts for his career. He is coming off his third-worst FG rate (77.8%), which ranked 29th in the league. We'd still bet on the 32-year-old landing another opportunity. We'll see who Denver turns to at the position.
Broncos K Brandon McManus (quad) isn’t listed on the final injury report for Sunday’s game vs. the Chiefs. He put in a full practice on Friday, so the quad shouldn’t be an issue.
Broncos K Brandon McManus (quad) did not practice on Wednesday. We'll see if he's able to play vs. the Chiefs this weekend, but we'd look elsewhere for your Week 14 fantasy kicker.
Broncos K Brandon McManus has been activated from the COVID list. He'll be available for Saturday's finale vs. the Chiefs.
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