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Younghoe Koo Wins Chargers Kicking Competition, Team Cuts Josh Lambo

Younghoe Koo has won the Chargers place kicking job over Josh Lambo

NFL: San Diego Chargers at Atlanta Falcons Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Throughout training camp and the preseason, veteran kicker Josh Lambo has been engaged in a battle with rookie Younghoe Koo over the rights to the Chargers place kicking job. Today a winner has been declared. As the team trims down to their final 53-man roster, it has been announced that the Chargers have released third-year man Josh Lambo.

Lambo has been incredibly inconsistent in his two years with the Chargers, and they obviously felt like Koo would be a more dependable option at this point. Some will point out that Lambo looked to have the stronger leg on kickoffs during the preseason, as he had more touchbacks than Koo. However, ESPN’s Eric Williams offered this important statistic:

Watching Koo’s preseason kickoffs you will notice the height he is able to achieve, routinely allowing the coverage team time to get down the field and make a play short of the 25-yard line.

And finally, we have this take on Lambo’s release:

What do you think of the Chargers decision to keep Younghoe Koo over Josh Lambo? Feel free to comment below.