The Detroit Lions have released their second kicker in three weeks.
The Lions cut Alex Henery on Monday, two weeks after signing him to replace rookie Nate Freese, who the team kept after the preseason.
Henery was 1 of 5 on field goals, including three misses Sunday in a 17-14 loss to Buffalo. He missed a 50-yard attempt with 21 seconds left that would have given the Lions the lead. Bills kicker Dan Carpenter later split the goal posts from 58 yards with 4 seconds left to give Buffalo the come-from-behind victory.
Combined, Freese and Henery are 4 of 12 this season – worst in the NFL this season. Only two other times since 2001 has a team made only 33.3 percent of their field goals through five games of a season.