John Harbaugh: No Decision Yet On Ravens Kickers


With the first round of cuts coming on Monday, the Ravens have not made a decision yet on whether they will keep veteran Billy Cundiff or rookie Justin Tucker as their kicker.

Head Coach John Harbaugh also said they have not determined if they will make the decision by Monday or wait until after the fourth preseason game.

"We'll see," Harbaugh said. "I don't think we have made any decision yet. We're on schedule. We learned what we needed to learn, but it's not an easy decision."

The Ravens decided that Tucker would handle all of the kicking duties in Thursday's preseason game against Jacksonville, and he made a strong case for the job by connecting on field goals of 33 and 53 yards.  Cundiff was disappointed and surprised by the decision.

The incumbent has also made all of his kicks during the preseason, and he is a known commodity that the Ravens signed to a long-term deal before last season.

"If it was an easy decision, we would have made it," Harbaugh said. "It's not an easy decision. Obviously, both guys bring something to the table."

Both kickers have performed well during training camp practices, with Tucker having the edge over Cundiff, especially on field-goal attempts longer than 50 yards.

Cundiff said that coming into training camp the coaches told him the job was his to lose, but Tucker's consistency and big leg have made the competition come down to the wire.

"I don't think it's complicated as to what the factors are," Harbaugh said. "We will just have to make a decision, but we don't have to make a decision before we have to make a decision. So, why should we rush that? We'll get as much information as we can."

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