49ers news: San Francisco signs Chase McLaughlin after Robbie Gould strains quad
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49ers sign Chase McLaughlin after Robbie Gould strains quad

Monday Night Football between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks just got more interesting, as 49ers kicker Robbie Gould is nursing a quad injury that could keep the veteran off the field. Chase McLaughlin is now with the Niners in case Gould isn’t good to go:

McLaughlin spent Weeks 5-8 with the Los Angeles Chargers before getting cut by the team. McLaughlin went 6-for-9 on field goal attempts with the Chargers.

Gould is having a difficult 2019 season with the 49ers, making just 13-of-20 field goals, but he has not missed any of his 26 attempted extra points.

This season’s struggles are in stark contrast to Gould’s 2018 season, when he went 33-for-34 on field goal attempts and 27-of-29 on extra points.

Having a free agent come in and boot during one of the most important games this season could be a major problem for the Niners. San Francisco, still boasting an undefeated record, will take on the 7-2 Seahawks in Santa Clara. One could the game coming down to a game-winning field goal.

Kicking issues are also a thing in Seattle, though, as Jason Myers failed to hit the go-ahead field goal last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before the team won in overtime. Myers is 12-for-17 on field goals this season.

With both teams struggling to find a consistent kicking game, Monday Night’s bout between NFC West rivals could significantly affect the playoff picture.