Joey Slye to handle kicking duties for Texans

Ahead of their Week 1 contest against the Jaguars, the Texans have promoted kicker Joey Slye to the roster from the practice squad.

Ka’imi Fairbairn has been placed on the IR while dealing with a tweak of a leg muscle. Fairbairn had already been ruled out for Week 1 prior to being placed on IR by head coach David Culley.

Slye served as the Panthers kicker the last two seasons and while he features a powerful leg he has connected for just 79.4 percent of his field goals. Slye has connected for 90.1 percent of his extra-point attempts.

The Panthers waived Slye on Aug 28 after acquiring Ryan Santoso.

 

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