Broncos to work out Jay Feely, Connor Barth

Last updated: Nov 24, 2014 4:53 PM

According to Mike Klis, the Broncos will work out Jay Feely and Connor Barth on Tuesday. Brandon McManus has struggled on field goals, making nine and missing four on the season.

His misses have come from 33, 41, 53, and 53 yards, while his longest make was from 44. McManus's 33-yard miss after halftime on Sunday caromed off the right upright and prevented the Broncos from cutting Miami's lead to one.

Although McManus has been woefully inconsistent on field goals he has added value on kickoffs, as only two kickers have averaged better than his 72.3 yards per attempt. Likewise, only two kickers have a better touchback rate than McManus's 75%.

Matt Prater, whom McManus replaced, has had his own struggles, making only 12 of 16 attempts for Detroit this season.

Feely is 13th among active kickers in terms of career FG accuracy, and would likely draw a prorated portion of a $955K minimum salary. He made 30 of 36 kicks in 2013, but only 38.4% of his kickoffs went for touchbacks.

Barth is ninth in accuracy, having spent one season in Kansas City and four with Tampa Bay before a torn Achilles cost him the 2013 campaign. But the Bucs did not use Barth for kickoffs after 2010, instead preferring the stronger leg of punter Michael Koenen. That year, Barth had zero (!) touchbacks among his 77 kickoffs, when he averaged just 61.5 yards.

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