The Los Angeles Rams have made a swift and significant decision, releasing kicker Brett Maher just two days after his challenging performance, marked by two missed field-goal attempts and an extra point during a narrow seven-point loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Rams, with a current record of 3-4, did not immediately announce a replacement for Maher, who had joined the team on August 30th, following the conclusion of training camp.
During the Rams' recent 24-17 loss to the Steelers, the 33-year-old Maher struggled, missing a 53-yard field-goal attempt, a 51-yarder, and an extra point. These issues have compelled the Rams to make a change.
Maher, during his time with the Rams, was successful on 17 out of 23 field-goal attempts, with all of his misses occurring on kicks from 46 yards or longer. Notably, his final four misses, including two against the Indianapolis Colts and two against the Pittsburgh Steelers, occurred in conditions that were considered ideal due to playing under roofs.