Los Angeles Rams place kicker Brett Maher Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

After missing three kicks in the team’s 24-17 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Rams have officially released kicker Brett Maher. Multiple reports Tuesday indicated that the Rams would be moving on from Maher, who missed two field goals and an extra point in the Week 7 loss.

A report from ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter indicated that Los Angeles was waiting to find Maher’s replacement before officially releasing him. 10 minutes after Schefter reported the news of Maher’s release, he announced that the Rams were planning to sign former Colts kicker Lucas Havrisik off the Browns’ practice squad.

This is the same Maher, who missed four of five extra-point attempts during the Cowboys’ Wild Card Game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Jan. 16, 2023. Maher’s brutal day at the office turned out to be record-setting, as his dismal playoff performance concluded with the most missed extra points in a game (regular season or playoffs) since extra points were first tracked in 1932.

Nine months later, Maher’s struggles found him again. Coming into Sunday’s game, Maher had made 16 of 20 attempts (80%) and was a perfect 12-of-12 on extra points. But those previous misses were overshadowed by the fact that they came in two wins, ones that the Rams were able to overcome. The Rams were unable to overcome his many miscues in Week 7, ultimately leading to his release.

Those in the NFL world were quick to react to the Rams’ major roster move.


The Rams are probably kicking themselves right about now for letting Matt Gay walk in free agency.

[Adam Schefter on X]

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