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Colts claim kicker Chase McLaughlin after rookie was waived by 49ers

Colts claim kicker Chase McLaughlin after rookie was waived by 49ers

That didn't take long.

Just 24 hours after being waived by the 49ers, rookie kicker Chase McLaughlin has been claimed by the Indianapolis Colts.

McLaughlin leaves behind a solid resume with San Francisco, making seven of his eight field-goal attempts and was good in all eight of his extra points.

In seven games with both the 49ers and the Los Angeles Chargers this season, McLaughlin has converted 13-of-17 (76.5 percent) of his field-goal attempts.

He did, however, miss a very crucial overtime 47-yard field goal attempt in Week 10 which would have given the 49ers a win over the rival Seattle Seahawks. Instead, his shank ended up leading to a Seahawks victory and the 49ers' first loss of the season. 

And the miss wasn't exactly close.

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The 49ers waived McLaughlin after kicker Robbie Gould returned to the team this week following a three-game absence due to a right quadriceps injury.

49ers waive rookie kicker Chase McLaughlin with Robbie Gould healthy


49ers waive rookie kicker Chase McLaughlin with Robbie Gould healthy

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Kicker Chase McLaughlin made all but one of his eight field-goal attempts in three games with the 49ers.

On Tuesday, the 49ers waived the rookie from Illinois after veteran Robbie Gould returned to action this weekend after missing three games with a right quadriceps injury.

McLaughlin’s one miss with the 49ers left a mark. He badly mishit a 47-yard field-goal attempt in overtime that would have kept the 49ers unbeaten in Week 10 against the Seattle Seahawks. His crucial miss came after he connected on a 47-yarder with :01 remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime.

After McLaughlin missed in overtime, the Seahawks scored the winning points on Jake Myers’ 42-yard field goal to supply Seattle with a crucial 27-24 victory. The Seahawks currently hold the No. 1 spot in the NFC West because of the head-to-head victory. The 49ers and Seattle are both 10-2 with four games remaining on the season.

In addition to making seven of his eight field-goal attempts, McLaughlin also was good on all eight of his extra points.

Gould has struggled this season, hitting just 14 of his 22 field-goal attempts. He had a 51-yard attempt partially blocked in the 49ers' 20-17 loss on Sunday to the Baltimore Ravens.

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The 49ers now have an open spot on the team’s 53-man roster. It is undetermined how the 49ers plan to fill their roster.

The team made a couple of moves on their practice squad, signed wide receiver Chris Thompson and releasing offensive lineman Will Holden. Thompson, 25, appeared in 13 games with the Houston Texans as an undrafted rookie n 2017 from Florida. He averaged 6.5 yards on six punt returns and 21.7 on 17 kickoff returns. He also caught five passes for 84 yards.

49ers' Kyle Shanahan explains offense's end-of-half plan vs. Ravens


49ers' Kyle Shanahan explains offense's end-of-half plan vs. Ravens

BALTIMORE -- Kyle Shanahan had two goals Sunday when the 49ers took over at their own 23-yard line with 1:58 remaining in the first half.

“When we get that ball at the end of the second quarter, our No. 1 goal is to finish with the ball in our hands,” the coach said after his 49ers' 20-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. “We’d love to score, and we also want to work that clock.”

Actually, the 49ers failed twice. They did not score, and a Ravens player touched the ball last when Marlon Humphrey, a starting cornerback, got his hand on Robbie Gould’s 51-yard field-goal attempt as time expired at the end of the first half.

"I think it got a little tipped from what I saw," Shanahan said. "We were short on the field goal. I wish we had gotten closer so we're not short on the field goal."

Trailing 17-14 late in the first half, the 49ers moved the ball 42 yards on seven plays with five pass plays and two called runs. Raheem Mostert had a 19-yard run on the first play after the 49ers took possession. The 49ers huddled up and did not snap the ball again until there was 1:20 left in the half.

Then, the 49ers had a first-and-20 from their own 34 after receiver Emmanuel Sanders was called for an illegal block above the waist. After a short gain on a pass play with 1:13 left in the half, the 49ers did not run another play until there were 32 seconds remaining.

“We were pretty far back there,” Shanahan said. “We wanted to eat up the clock, and once we got to a minute, push it a little bit. And that’s what we did.

"We didn't get enough chunk plays at the end. I wish we had made it [the field goal]."

Mostert ran the ball on a second-and-12 play and picked up 16 yards. In the final 26 seconds, the 49ers picked up 5 yards on a penalty, then attempted three passes before settling for Gould’s field-goal attempt.

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With 10 seconds left in the half, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo hit Mostert on a 3-yard pass on third-and-4 to leave Gould with the long kick. Gould was in his first game back after missing three games because of a right quadriceps injury.

“It’s difficult,” Garoppolo said. “It’s very difficult just dealing with the timeouts and how much time is left. You obviously don’t want to give them another opportunity, so I thought we did a good job with that. We could’ve gotten Robbie a little closer and helped him out.”