Official: Chiefs cut kicker Matt Ammendola to make room for ex- Jaguars Matthew Wright

After the loss in last Sunday’s thriller against Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs decided to get rid of Matt Ammendola ahead of week 4, after the kicker allegedly cost them the game against the colts. 

Ammendola, who filled in for the first-choice kicker Harrison Butker in week 2 & week 3, after Butker’s ankle injury in week 1, missed two field goals in both weeks, one of which could’ve been the decider in the week 3 fixture. 

However, the Chiefs found Ammendola’s replacement soon after getting rid of him by signing their third kicker of the season Mathew Wright as the ex-Jaguars kicker is all set to take Ammendola’s place in week 4. 

 “The Chiefs are signing former Jaguars K Matthew Wright to their practice squad, per source.” ESPN’s Field Yates tweeted earlier today.

“He replaces Matt Ammendola as the insurance to Harrison Butker, who has missed the past two games due to an ankle injury.” he further added in his tweet. 

26-year-old Wright who went undrafted earlier this season, made his NFL debut with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2020, starting all three games he played in and making all four of his field goal attempts and seven of his extra-point attempts.

During the last season, he played in 13 games for Jacksonville, kicking 24 out of 27 field goals and 13 out of 15 extra points.

The Chiefs will be looking forward to Wright bridging the gap between Butker’s return and now.


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