Dan Bailey

Ravens kicker Justin Tucker not taking 59-yard field goal vs. Washington for granted

Ravens kicker Justin Tucker not taking 59-yard field goal vs. Washington for granted

After tying an NFL record with 10 successful field goals from at least 50 yards out last season, Ravens kicker Justin Tucker opened the 2017 preseason by nailing a 59-yarder as time expired in the first half in Thursday night’s 23-3 victory over the Washington Redskins.

While it appears that Tucker is already in midseason form, he cautioned against taking his long-distance field goal for granted.

“I don’t think any kick is routine or ho-hum,” he said. “I think every single kick where we happen to play presents a variety of challenges. It’s about compartmentalizing that one kick, that 1.3 seconds into smaller, simpler pieces...

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