Broncos Bringing In Kickers Feely, Barth

November 25, 2014 6:12 AM

Broncos Bringing In Kickers Feely, Barth
" ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Brandon McManus is like many young kickers who stumble in the NFL before finding a foothold. What separates him from most is that he’s playing for a team on a Super Bowl-or-bust mission.

So, clanking a 33-yard field goal attempt off the right upright like he did in Denver’s 39-36 squeaker over Miami on Sunday might just cost him.

The Broncos (8-3) are bringing in veterans Jay Feely and Connor Barth for tryouts Tuesday.

“We’re a performance-based business and regardless of what your job description is you’re expected to perform,” coach John Fox said Monday. “I don’t think he’s the worst kicker in the league by any stretch.”

Actually, McManus’ 69.2 percent conversion rate (9-of-13) this season is dead last among kickers who still have a job in the NFL.

“I don’t know that there are a whole lot of kickers that have made every kick this season,” Fox said. “Whether you are a rookie or a 12-year veteran, you are still expected to perform. That doesn’t matter what position.”

McManus’ miss came at the end of Denver’s seven-minute drive to open the second half after Peyton Manning tripped on third-and-1 from the Miami 7 for a sack "

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