The Denver Broncos have released former CFL kicker Brett Maher, according to multiple local reports.
The 33-year-old signed with the team last month and went four-for-six on his field goal attempts during the preseason. The Broncos traded a seventh-round pick to the New Orleans Saints for veteran kicker Will Lutz, prompting Maher’s release.
The Nebraska product spent four seasons in the CFL as a member of the Ottawa Redblacks (2014-15, 2017) and Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2016) and made 107-of-137 field goal attempts (78.1 percent). He also punted 368 times with an average of 45.8 yards.
Maher has since been a member of the Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, Washington Football Team, Houston Texans, Arizona Cardinals, New Orleans Saints, and Broncos. He has connected on 94-of-116 career NFL field goal attempts for an average of 81 percent with a long of 63 yards.
Sean Payton, who became the head coach of the Broncos this past off-season, coached Lutz for six years with the Saints. Lutz has made 165-of-195 career field goal attempts for an average of 84.6 percent with a long of 60 yards.