Rodrigo Blankenship

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Buccaneers Waive Kicker Rodrigo Blankenship

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers waived kicker Rodrigo Blankenship on Monday. Blankenship lost the kicking battle to Chase McLaughlin in training camp this summer and will now look to latch on with another team before the start of the 2023 regular season. The 26-year-old spent last year with the Indianapolis Colts and Arizona Cardinals, going 4-for-5 on his field-goal tries and 4-for-5 on extra points in just three total games. As long as Tampa doesn't bring in more competition for McLaughlin to close out the preseason, he should enter Week 1 as the team's starting kicker. McLaughlin, 27, made 83.3 percent of his 36 field-goal attempts and made all 21 of his extra-point tries in 16 games with the Indianapolis Colts in 2022. The kicking position in Tampa won't be as exciting in fantasy now that Tom Brady isn't running the offense in 2023.

Aug 21, 2023 6:14 PM EST

Finds new home

Blankenship is signing with the Buccaneers on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Jun 15, 2023 9:44 AM EST

Working out for Tampa Bay

Blankenship is with the Buccaneers for a minicamp tryout this week, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Jun 12, 2023 10:15 AM EST

Waived with injury settlement

Arizona waived Blankenship (undisclosed) with an injury settlement Wednesday.

Nov 2, 2022 11:57 AM EST

Contained to kickoffs in Week 8

Blankenship recorded six kickoffs, all touchbacks, during Sunday's 34-26 loss in Minnesota.

Oct 31, 2022 9:35 PM EST

Active, along with Prater

Both Blankenship and Matt Prater (right hip) are active Sunday in Minnesota, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Oct 30, 2022 8:55 AM EST

Moves to Cardinals' active roster

Arizona signed Blankenship to the active roster from the practice squad Wednesday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Oct 27, 2022 5:43 AM EST

Reverts to practice squad

Blankenship reverted back to Arizona's practice squad Friday.

Oct 21, 2022 6:49 PM EST

Subbing for Prater on Thursday

Blankenship will serve as the Cardinals' placekicker Thursday versus the Saints with Matt Prater (hip) sidelined, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Oct 20, 2022 4:03 PM EST

Joins 53-man roster Thursday

The Cardinals elevated Blankenship from their practice squad Thursday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Oct 20, 2022 2:12 PM EST

Signs to practice squad

Blankenship signed with the Cardinals' practice squad Tuesday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Oct 18, 2022 11:50 AM EST

Cut after missing critical kick

The Colts waived Blankenship on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Sep 13, 2022 11:54 AM EST

Misses potential game-winning kick

Blankenship made two of three field-goal attempts and both of his extra-point tries during Sunday's 20-20 tie with the Texans.

Sep 12, 2022 9:51 AM EST

Beats out Verity for starting job

Blankenship has won the Colts' kicking battle with the team releasing Jake Verity on Thursday, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.

Aug 25, 2022 6:17 AM EST

Operating as starter at OTAs

Colts head coach Frank Reich said Monday that Blankenship is the favorite to win the starting job over Jake Verity, Kevin Hickey of USA Today reports.

Jun 20, 2022 12:03 PM EST

In offseason competition battle

Blankenship is expected to compete with fellow Jake Verity for the Colts' starting kicker job this offseason, Kevin Hickey of USA Today reports.

Jun 1, 2022 3:07 PM EST

Will stay on IR

Blankenship (hip) reportedly lost the Colts' kicking job to Michael Badgley for now, and he will stay on the injured reserve so he can continue to regain strength in his hip, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.

Nov 17, 2021 6:56 PM EST

Placed on IR

Blankenship (hip) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

Oct 16, 2021 10:37 AM EST

Ruled out for Week 6

Blankenship (hip) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Oct 15, 2021 11:00 AM EST

Still absent Thursday

Blankenship (hip) was unavailable for Thursday's practice.

Oct 14, 2021 2:43 PM EST