K John Kasay was held out of Thursday’s practice with what Fox called a “tight left groin.” That’s not something they take lightly, since Thursday’s the main day of preparation for the field goal team each week.
Kickoff man Rhys Lloyd said he expected Kasay would be fine, but was preparing to kick field goals if need be.
“Sunday? I’m not used to kicking on Thursday,” Lloyd cracked. “I’m exhausted. Hopefully John’s going be OK.”
Lloyd hasn’t kicked a meaningful field goal since his college days at Minnesota, other than a few in NFL preseasons.
Kasay hasn’t missed a game since the middle of the 2004 season, when he was out two games with a sore right calf. He was replaced then by Jeff Chandler, who missed his only two field goal attempts, but hit all eight extra points.