With kicker Rodrigo Blankenship dealing with a nagging hip injury, the Indianapolis Colts are reportedly looking into insurance at the position.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Indianapolis will work out free agent kickers Brett Maher and Michael Badgley this week. Other options could also be considered.
Badgley, who spent time with the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2018, was the Chargers’ kicker from 2018-20. He also kicked for the Tennessee Titans in Week 1 this year and recently worked out for the New York Giants.
As for Maher, he last kicked in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys two years ago. He was Dallas’ primary kicker in 2018 and 2019.
The #Colts are working out kickers today with starter Rodrigo Blankenship suffering from a hip injury that limited him on MNF. Blankenship may miss a little time. The team is working out at least FA Ks Brett Maher and Michael Badgley, sources say. Badgley was once a UDFA in Indy.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 13, 2021
Blankenship, a second-year pro out of Georgia, made only 1-of-2 extra points and 2-of-4 field goal attempts in Monday night’s loss to the Ravens. He is 7-for-8 on PATs and 11-of-14 on field goals for the season.
The Colts (1-4) will take on the Houston Texans at home this Sunday.