Stuck with Freese – Lions give kicker another chance against Packers

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“At this point in time, he is our guy,” Caldwell said before Wednesday’s practice. “I think (he’s) a young guy who has potential. But just like anything else in our business, it’s performance business. And we all certainly understand that thing, and he understands it as well.”

Freese told reporters earlier this week that he believes he’s striking the ball “fine” — a stance he took throughout the offseason as well, even when he struggled during the first few weeks of training camp.

“I can’t really worry about (veteran tryouts),” Freese said. “It’s out of my control. I can only control what I can control.”


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Nate Freese, who didn’t miss a kick last year with Boston College, is 2-of-5 on the season, with a long of 28 yards. Freese missed both attempts, from 49 yards, in a loss Sunday against Carolina. Shortly after the game ended, Coach Caldwell said that the team would be exploring their options at the position.

As it stands right now, Freese will be starting this Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.