49ers Sign Kicker To Practice Squad, Could Play Sunday

The San Francisco 49ers currently lead the stacked NFC West with a record of 3-2, and if they intend to keep it that way on Sunday as they head to Atlanta to battle the very fun Falcons squad, they may have to do it without one of this generations best place kickers. Robbie Gould got banged up during the 49ers Week 5 win, so in an emergency move, the team have signed Sam Sloman to the practice squad, just in case Gould can't go, and if that's the case, Sloman will be the teams kicker for the Week 6 matchup.

The 25-year old was drafted back in 2020, and San Francisco will become his fourth team in just a few short years, and in the very limited opportunities he's gotten at the NFL level, he has converted 10 of his 13 field goal attempts, with his longest made kick being 47 yards.

Right now, he's not quite proven enough to walk into a starting role in the league somewhere, but with plenty of opportunities out there, stepping up on Sunday would go a long way to showing other teams that he has the potential to land a starting role somewhere. If he does play, the game would take place in his hometown of Atlanta, although the job in San Francisco isn't up for grabs, with a good game, it may just be a matter of time until he lands a starting role somewhere.

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