Rested former Mav eager to return to field

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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 12:00 am

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Greg Zuerlein’s secret is out. The St. Louis Rams’ second-year kicker cheated a bit during his coach-ordered, three-month rest period earlier this year.

Last season as a rookie, Zuerlein came from out of nowhere to convert his first 15 field goal attempts. He bottomed out over the second half, missing eight of his final 16 tries, and special teams coordinator John Fassel attributed the drop-off to fatigue and told Zuerlein to rest from January to March.

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