It took nearly a month, but free agent K Alex Henery finally has a new home.
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Nate Freese, the seventh-round pick who has already missed four field goals this season and ranks dead last in the NFL in field goal accuracy, is on the way out. The Lions will sign Alex Henery to replace him, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Freese was already struggling before missing a 41-yard attempt at Ford Field on Sunday. Freese has been very bad this year, going 3-for-7 with a long field goal of just 30 yards. The Lions use punter Sam Martin on kickoffs, so Freese wasn’t giving them anything in that area either.
Alex Henery played three straight seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles before being cut in the preseason. In his first two seasons, Henery had a combined 87.9% FG percentage, but in 2013 number dropped to 82.1%, giving him a career percentage of 86.0%.