AFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 10-7-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
1-5-0 6-11-0

2023 Kicking

STATS FG
Field Goals
FGM-A
Field Goals Made - Field Goals Attempted
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
XP
Extra Points
XPM-A
Extra Points Made - Extra Points Attempted
PTS
Kicking Points
Regular Season 6 9 66.7 10 11 28

Top Matt Ammendola News

  • Matt Ammendola: Cast off by Houston

    The Texans cut Ammendola from their practice squad Tuesday.

    Houston's decision to move on from Ammendola signals that the team fully anticipates top kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn (quadriceps) will make his return from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's game against the Titans. Ammendola reverted to the practice squad following the Texans' Week 14 loss to the Jets, after he had handled kicking duties in each of the past five contests. During his time as Houston's kicker, Ammendola converted six of nine field-goal attempts and 10 of 11 extra-point tries.

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  • Texans' Matt Ammendola: Fails on lone attempt

    Ammendola missed his lone extra-point kick in Sunday's 30-6 loss to the Jets.

    Houston's offense was hampered by injuries to key weapons, which resulted in its fewest points scored and yards gained this season. Nico Collins (calf) left early in the first quarter, joining Tank Dell (lower leg) and Dalton Schultz (hamstring). Later, quarterback C.J. Stroud (concussion) was removed from the contest. That all resulted in zero field-goal attempts for Ammendola, who had nine FGA and 10 XPA in his first four weeks as a replacement for Ka'imi Fairbairn (quadriceps). The failed extra-point kick was his first and fourth missed kick overall in the last four games.

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  • Matt Ammendola: Heads back to practice squad

    The Texans reverted Ammendola to the practice squad Monday.

    Ammendola missed his lone extra-point kick in Sunday's 30-6 loss to the Jets, a game when the Houston offense wasn't able to move the ball effectively. Ka'imi Fairbairn (quadriceps) has missed the last five games while on IR, and Ammendola could continue to handle kicking duties if the former is unable to progress enough to suit up for Week 15 against the Titans.

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  • Texans' Matt Ammendola: Called up from practice squad

    The Texans elevated Ammendola to the active roster Saturday.

    Ammendola appears to continue serving as the Texans' kicker for at least another week with Ka'imi Fairbairn continuing to work his way back from a quadriceps injury. Ammendola has made all 10 of his extra-point attempts and has gone 6-for-9 on field goal attempts.

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  • Texans' Matt Ammendola: Likely kicking for another week

    Ammendola will likely serve as the Texans' kicker Sunday against the Jets, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    Ka'imi Fairbairn (quadricep) is eligible to return from injured reserve this week after missing the Texans' last four contests, but the kicker doesn't look as though he's made enough progress in his recovery yet to be ready to play Sunday. As a result, the 26-year-old Ammendola appears set for a fifth straight turn as Houston's kicker. In his first four games with the team, Ammendola has knocked down all 10 of his point-after tries and six of nine field-goal attempts, with two of those misses coming from beyond 50 yards.

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  • Texans' Matt Ammendola: Reverts to practice squad

    Ammendola reverted to Houston's practice squad Monday.

    Ammendola made all three of his field-goal attempts and his only extra-point try in Sunday's win over the Broncos as continues to fill in for Ka'imi Fairbairn (quadricep). Fairbairn is now eligible to come off injured reserve, but head coach DeMeco Ryans said he was still uncertain if Fairbairn will be ready for the Week 14 game against the Jets; therefore, Ammendola could be in line to play once again.

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  • Texans' Matt Ammendola: Ten points in win

    Ammendola converted all three field-goal attempts and his lone extra-point try in Sunday's 22-17 win over the Broncos in Week 13.

    Ammendola nailed three chip shots from 29, 38 and 38 yards and recorded a second double-digit performance in four weeks as a replacement for Ka'imi Fairbairn (quadriceps). It's looking like Fairbairn may return Week 14, so Ammendola's stretch of fantasy relevance may be coming to end.

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  • Texans' Matt Ammendola: Elevated Saturday

    Ammendola was elevated to the Texans' active roster Saturday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    This will mark Ammendola's fourth consecutive game as Houston's kicker. He has gone 3-of-6 on field-goal attempts and 9-of-9 on extra-points. The anticipation is Ka'imi Fairbairn (quadriceps) will be activated next week as the team's eighth and final designated return. Thus, this should be Ammendola's final elevation.

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  • Matt Ammendola: Back on Houston's practice squad

    Ammendola signed with Houston's practice squad Wednesday.

    With Ka'imi Fairbairn (quadriceps) still on injured reserve for at least one more week, Ammendola is expected to be elevated from the practice squad to serve as Houston's kicker Sunday against the Broncos. Ammendola was waived from the Texans' active roster Monday after missing both of his field-goal attempts in a 24-21 loss to Jacksonville in Week 12, though one of the misses was a 58-yard attempt that caromed off the crossbar in the final minute of the fourth quarter.

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  • Matt Ammendola: Cut by Houston

    The Texans waived Ammendola on Monday.

    The move, which occurred after Ammendola missed both of his field-goal tries and all three of his point-after attempts in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Jaguars, opens room on the roster for defensive end Derek Barnett, whom the Texans claimed off waivers Monday. However, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston notes that Ammendola is expected to join Houston's practice squad, assuming he clears waivers. If that's the case, Ammendola could remain the Texans' kicker for its Week 13 matchup with the Broncos while Ka'imi Fairbairn (quadricep) remains on injured reserve for at least one more game.

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  • Texans' Matt Ammendola: Misses two from long distance

    Ammendola missed both of his field-goal attempts and made three of three extra-point kicks in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Jaguars in Week 12.

    Two missed field goals in a one-score game loom large, although each were from deep. Ammendola was wide right from the 50 near the end of the first half, then hit the crossbar on an attempt to the tie the game from 58 yards out with 29 seconds left. Ammendola, who is filling in for Ka'imi Fairbairn (quadriceps), has missed his last three FGA.

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  • Texans' Matt Ammendola: Misses lone FGA

    Ammendola missed his lone field-goal attempt and converted all three extra-point kicks in Sunday's 21-16 win over the Cardinals in Week 11.

    Ammendola was wide left from 48 yards out in the third quarter, his first miss in four tries since becoming the fill-in placekicker for Ka'imi Fairbairn (quadriceps). There were other potential scoring opportunities, but quarterback C.J. Stroud threw two red-zone interceptions in the second half. The Texans are tied for fourth in the NFL with 24 field-goal attempts, so there's potential fantasy value to starting Ammendola. The kicking duties figure to remain his at through Week 13, at minimum.

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  • Texans' Matt Ammendola: Signs with active roster

    The Texans signed Ammendola to their active roster Saturday, Jonathan M. Alexander of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    As expected, Ammendola will operate as Houston's kicker in Week 11 after signing with the team's active roster Saturday. The 26-year-old had no problems stepping in for the injured Ka'imi Fairbairn (quadriceps) last week, as he converted on all six of his attempted kicks (three field goals and three extra points).

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  • Texans' Matt Ammendola: Sent to practice squad

    Ammendola reverted to the Texans' practice squad Monday.

    Ammendola will return to Houston's practice unit for the time being, but he'll likely operate as the team's placekicker again in Week 11 with Ka'imi Fairbairn (quadriceps) on injured reserve. Ammendola went 3-for-3 on field-goal attempts while also making all three of his PATs in Sunday's 30-27 win over Cincinnati.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-9, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Age: 27
School: Oklahoma State
Experience: 2