Sam Koch

In a time of kicking futility in the NFL, Ravens thankful to lean on Justin Tucker

In a time of kicking futility in the NFL, Ravens thankful to lean on Justin Tucker

When assessing the bonds in his football world, Justin Tucker is a Raven first.

But he’s part of another NFL fellowship, one with 32 members and an acute understanding of the league’s intolerance for failure.

So Tucker watched with no particular pleasure Sunday as his kicking brethren made a mess of game after game. Thirteen kickers missed field goals or extra points in Week 2, and several flamed out so brutally that they lost their jobs Monday.

“More than anything, I want to see guys at my position do well,” the two-time All-Pro kicker said. “I know the other guys out there, kicking the ball around the league, feel the same way. We understand there’s a duality that...

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