Sam Ficken is getting another shot to make an NFL roster.
The former Penn State kicker was invited to a tryout with the New Orleans Saints this week, according to Lions247. Ficken signed with the Jaguars last offseason, but he was cut before the regular season began.
Ficken was a fan favorite with the Nittany Lions, and he made 54 career field goals for Penn State. He became the team’s starter in 2012 when Anthony Fera transferred to Texas after the NCAA imposed sanctions against Penn State. Ficken had a forgettable game his sophomore season against Virginia, missing four field goals and an extra point, but he rebounded to have a strong career.
Ficken hit a game-winning field goal against UCF at the beginning of the 2014 season. He also hit a game-ending extra point against Boston College to win the 2014 Pinstripe Bowl — his final kick in a Penn State uniform.
He went undrafted in 2015 and also had a short stint with the Chiefs. However, Ficken has not been able to stick on an NFL roster.