In the same week as a judge dismissed Josh Lambo’s lawsuit against the Jacksonville Jaguars for emotional distress caused by Urban Meyer, the former franchise kicker is set to make his debut with the Jaguars’ biggest rival.
Lambo signed to the Tennessee Titans’ 53-man roster on Wednesday and is expected to kick for them against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night in Week 11.
Lambo, who the Jaguars released last October after kicker Matthew Wright landed a game-winning kick against the Dolphins to snap a 20-game losing streak, Lambo began suing the Jaguars in May following the allegation of Lambo that the former coach kicked him.
According Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay TimesLambo “was seeking his $3.5 million salary for 2021, plus damages for emotional distress. The lawsuit says Lambo’s performance suffered from kicking and verbal abuse from the head coach of the era, Urban Meyer.”
“The lawsuit, filed in the Duval County 4th Circuit Court on Tuesday, alleges that Meyer and the Jaguars created a hostile work environment,” Stroud said. wrote. “Since Lambo reported the incident to Jaguars legal counsel, his subsequent release violated Florida’s private sector whistleblower law, the lawsuit alleges.”
According to Associated Press, “Florida’s 4th Circuit Judge Gilbert Feltel Jr. in Duval County dismissed the lawsuit without prejudice on November 8. He gave Lambo 21 days to amend and refile the lawsuit. Lambo’s attorney , Betsy Brown, said on Wednesday that she intended to do it.”
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The Jaguars filed a lawsuit in July to have Lambo’s lawsuit dismissed.
The Jaguars released Lambo on Oct. 19 last season after starting preseason in a slump and continuing through the regular season, before being replaced by Matthew Wright after Week 6.
Lambo struggled out of the gate in 2021, missing multiple kicks in the preseason and then going 0-for-3 on field goals in the first three games of the season. In Lambo’s last game with the Jaguars, he also missed two extra point attempts.
Lambo’s accuracy issues led to Wright being signed by the Jaguars before Week 4. Wright made three PATs in Week 4, but he and Lambo would compete over the next two weeks of practice to earn the right to be named starting kicker for game days. .
Wright won the contest both weeks. He struggled in Week 5, missing a field goal attempt from over 50 yards and a PAT. But in Week 6, Wright was automatic, making 3 of 3 field goals and making field goals for 54 and 53 yards in the final four minutes of the game.
Wright’s three field goals against the Dolphins were the Jaguars’ first kickers last year. Lambo, the fourth-most accurate placekicker in NFL history, missed a field goal attempt in each of the Jaguars’ first two preseason games.
Lambo played 46 games during his five years with the Jaguars. Meanwhile, Lambo was one of the most accurate kickers in the league, including leading the NFL in field goal percentage in 2019.