BALTIMORE (AP) — Billy Cundiff has more on his mind these days than the 32-yard field goal he missed last season in the waning seconds of the AFC title game.
The 32-year-old kicker is worried about retaining his job with the Baltimore Ravens.
The veteran is in a duel with rookie Justin Tucker, who took all the kicks in Thursday night’s preseason game against Jacksonville.
Cundiff says he was “shocked” about not being used.
Cundiff is trying to rebound from missing a field goal try that would have tied the AFC championship game against New England. The kick sailed wide left, and the 23-20 victory put the Patriots in the Super Bowl.
Cundiff came to training camp insisting he would not dwell on the past, but now his future is uncertain.
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