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Monday, June 15, 2009
Ranking the NFC South kickers

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

We resume our NFC South position rankings with the kickers:

  1. Jason Elam, Atlanta. The bottom-line question I asked in making this call was: "Which kicker would you want out there with the game on the line?" That's why I went with Elam.
  2. John Kasay, Carolina. I certainly wouldn't mind having Kasay if Elam wasn't available.
  3. Matt Bryant, Tampa Bay. Appears the Bucs aren't certain about this guy. But after kicking through a personal tragedy last year, I wouldn't mind having him on my team.
  4. Garrett Hartley, New Orleans. Did a good job solidifying a shoddy kicking game when he joined the Saints last year.
  5. Mike Nugent, Tampa Bay. Brought in to compete with Bryant. Had shown a big leg before suffering an injury with the Jets.