In his last meaningful action as a member of the Baltimore Ravens, PK Billy Cundiff missed a 32 yard field goal which would have tied the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots. On Sunday, the Ravens sent Cundiff packing as the team started to make roster moves in order to reach the 75-man roster limit by 4 p.m. Monday.
Cundiff led the Ravens in scoring last season, racking up 122 points, a career high. He finished the season perfect on extra point attempts but saw his field goal accuracy slip to 75%, off his 89.7% mark of 2010 which earned him a contract extension.Cundiff is one of the best kickoff kickers in the game but struggles on long field goal attempts.The Ravens will head into the 2012 season with undrafted free agent K Justin Tucker handling the kicking duties.
Prior to his release, head coach John Harbaugh told reporters that Cundiff had had a great camp, perhaps his best camp ever, but he was still released.
Cundiff appeared shocked by the move and spoke about his time with the Ravens to reporters. “I feel like if that’s not good enough, I’ll take my services elsewhere to be perfectly honest. I feel like it’s a really solid track record and I’m not here to deal with hypotheticals.”
No doubt that Cundiff will be kicking for another team in the NFL very soon. If he is not signed in the next week, I fully expect a team to sign him in the early portion of the regular season if their kicker struggles.