GREEN BAY, WI (WHBL) - The Green Bay Packers signed a third kicker on Sunday to challenge incumbent Mason Crosby and Giorgio Tavecchio in the final week of training camp. Rookie free agent Zach Ramirez was given a try-out, and he did so well that the Packers signed him for at least this week. Coach Mike McCarthy said it reflects how management feels about the kicking situation. In McCarthy’s words, “Someone needs to jump through the door and take it. That hasn’t happened yet.” The Packers called Ramirez last Thursday, after Crosby missed three straight field goal attempts for the third time at camp. Ramirez last played in college at Portland State, where he tore a ligament in his kicking leg during his senior year. He has since recovered, and he booted 10-of-11 kicks at practice on Sunday. Ramirez’ only miss came from 53 yards out. Crosby also hit 10-of-11 yesterday, and Tavecchio 9-of-11.
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