A closer look at ... Garrett Hartley

  • Position: Kicker
  • Years in the NFL: 6
  • Acquired: Signed as a free agent on Oct. 29, 2008
  • College: Oklahoma
  • Career highlights: Has hit on 85.7 percent of his field-goal attempts in his career. Kicked field goal in OT that sent the Saints to Super Bowl XLIV, then became the first kicker in Super Bowl history to make three field goals of 40 yards or more in a title game.
  • Strengths: Strong leg, long-range accuracy.
  • Must improve on: Increasing accuracy on medium-range kicks.
  • Projection: Does not have any camp competition after free agent Jose Maltos was cut early in camp, so he appears to be safe after winning a kicking duel with John Kasay last summer.

Sheldon Mickles