Jaguars waive kicker Andrew Mevis after missed field goal hits ex-Cowboys coach

Jaguars waive kicker Andrew Mevis after missed field goal hits ex-Cowboys coach

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Former Iowa State kicker Andrew Mevis was cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars Friday after missing three field goal attempts, one of which hit former Dallas Cowboys head coach Dave Campo. 

The blunder happened Thursday after several days of struggles, according to an ESPN report. 

Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Andrew Mevis (12) during Jacksonville Jaguars OTA workouts May 31, 2022, at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla.

Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Andrew Mevis (12) during Jacksonville Jaguars OTA workouts May 31, 2022, at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. (David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Mevis, signed by the Jaguars after going undrafted, hit Campo with one of his attempts while the former head coach was talking to a team official. 

Campo served as head coach of the Cowboys from 2000-2002. 

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Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Andrew Mevis (12) during training camp July 26, 2022, at Episcopal School of Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Fla.

Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Andrew Mevis (12) during training camp July 26, 2022, at Episcopal School of Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Fla. (David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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ESPN’s Michael DiRocco tweeted a picture of Campo on Friday, joking that he was “alive and well” after getting hit in the shoulder.

The Jaguars later announced the team had waived Mevis and signed Elliott Fry, who has appeared in three NFL games for the Atlanta Falcons, Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears. 

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Kansas City Chiefs kicker Elliot Fry (9) kicks from the hold of punter Johnny Townsend (8) before a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Dec 26, 2021, at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. 

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Elliot Fry (9) kicks from the hold of punter Johnny Townsend (8) before a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Dec 26, 2021, at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.  (Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Fry was the all-team leading scorer at South Carolina with 359 points.

 

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