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Saints extend kicker Lutz

Posted: 2:57 PM, Mar 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-13 15:57:12-04

METAIRIE, LA (AP) The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms on a new five-year contract with kicker Wil Lutz.

Lutz made 28 of 30 field goal attempts and 52 of 53 extra points in 2018, his third year with the Saints.

Lutz’s 93.3 percent field-goal accuracy ranked fifth in the NFL last season. He made a club-record 26 consecutive attempts. His streak of 36 games in a row with a field goal, the second-longest string in NFL history, ended when he didn’t have an attempt in the final regular-season game.

Lutz ranked third in the league with 64 touchbacks on kickoffs.