Falcons invite CFL kicker to minicamp
Allen Cameron of the Calgary Herald reports that Calgary Stampeders kicker Rob Maver will attend the Falcons mini-camp this weekend. Maver was the fifth overall pick and top pick for the Stampeders on last weekend’s CFL draft.
Per Maver, he agreed to working out with the Falcons due to his shared status with Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff as an alumnus of the University of Guelph. Maver performed both as a punter and kicker there. He led the nation with a 46.1 punt average as a junior earning All-Canadian honors, and connected on 13 of 14 field goals as a senior kicker. He was a four-time all-conference punter and two-time honoree as a kicker.
The 5’11″ 212-pound specialist did 11 bench press reps and ran a 4.97 40 at the Canadian equivalent of the NFL’s Scouting Combine this past March.
This is not the first time the Falcons have looked north of the border at possible kicking candidates. In February, they worked out several CFL kickers, but signed none.
Per Cameron’s report, Maver does not consider his chance to stick in the NFL to be serious as he intends to return to the Stampeders after this weekend, and will continue contract negotiations over the course of it.