Chargers bring in three kickers for workout - including Younghoe Koo

Yes, you read that right. Younghoe Koo was indeed brought in by the Chargers for a workout according to ESPN NFL reporter Field Yates. They also brought in veteran kickers Andrew Franks and Jason Myers. The very mention of Koo's name is sure to elicit strong feelings from Charger fans who still have very fresh wounds from Koo's game-losing field goal misses.

Current kicker Nick Novak is apparently dealing with a minor ankle injury but is expected to be fine, so perhaps the Chargers were just updating their emergency list.

After surprisingly being kept on the initial 53-man roster over incumbent starter Josh Lambo, Koo struggled right out of the gate. His last second game-tying field goal attempt in the season opener against Denver was blocked, although it was hardly his fault as the protection broke down and a defender came free up the middle. He had a chance to redeem himself a week later but missed two field goals against the Dolphins, including what would've been a game winner with a few seconds left.

After that, coach Anthony Lynn initially said the team would be sticking with Koo but he was released just two weeks later despite not missing anymore kicks. Following Koo's release, the team turned back to Novak who was the Chargers' kicker from 2011-2014. Novak has made 2/3 field goals and 8/8 extra points since being signed.

Although most fans probably won't want to see him in a Chargers uniform anytime soon, clearly Koo won the initial kicking competition for a reason and the team must still believe he has talent or they wouldn't have brought him in again for this workout. If Novak gets hurt or falters, it's entirely possible that Koo gets another shot at redemption.


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