Packers add kicker to make three-way battle
Kicker Mason Crosby.Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Packers announced Sunday morning they have added kicker Zach Ramirez to the roster.
Ramirez, a rookie, kicked at Portland State was was named the NCAA FCS level's best kicker in his junior year of 2011.
A knee injury sidelined him for much of his 2012 senior season.
The move comes after a subpar 2012 season by Mason Crosby and an up-and-down summer for both Crosby and Tavecchio in their race to get the kicking job with the Packers.
Each kicker took part in an end-of-practice kicking competition Sunday, with Crosby coming out on top. They kicked as far away as 63 yards, an NFL record-tying length.
"I think it heightens (competition)," said McCarthy after practice.
"Competition's good. Mason had probably one of his best days (Sunday)...Giorgio kicked the ball really well. I liked the competition aspect of it tomorrow...we're trying to get to a position where we can make a decision."