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Broncos hold tryout for three kickers

A day after long-tenured Brandon McManus was released, Denver brought in Maher, White, Fry for audition.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The quest to find Brandon McManus' replacement began Wednesday with the Broncos bringing in Brett Maher, Elliott Fry and Parker White for a kicking audition.

Following their workout, the kickers were told no one would be signed until after Memorial Day weekend.

McManus, who had been with the Broncos since 2014, was released Tuesday morning as the Broncos were about to begin their series of OTA practices.

Maher, 33, has an extremely strong leg but struggled with extra-point accuracy in the playoffs last year. He went 16 of 18 in field goals and 10 of 12 in extra points over eight games for Sean Payton's New Orleans Saints in 2021.

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Dallas Cowboys place kicker Brett Maher (19) watches his extra point miss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half of an NFL wild-card football game, Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Maher was having an outstanding season for the Dallas Cowboys last year, converting 29 of 32 field goals, including 9 of 11 from 50 yards-plus. He did miss three extra points during the regular season, then failed on 5 of 6 extra points in two postseason games.

Fry, 28, has kicked sparingly in the NFL, making 5 of 6 field goals combined in 2020-21 for the Falcons, Bengals and Chiefs. He has been part of 10 NFL teams since the offseason of 2019.

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Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Elliott Fry (12) works on his field goal kicking during an NFL football practice, Sunday, July 31, 2022, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

White, 24, has never kicked in an NFL game. He capped a five-year career at South Carolina in 2021 when he made 16 of 17 field goals and all 30 extra points. He was recently waived by the Green Bay Packers.

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South Carolina place kicker Parker White (43) and holder Kai Kroeger (39) watch a field goal against Vanderbilt in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)



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