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Jaguars add new punter to replace Bryan Anger


As the Jaguars try to exorcise the demons of past drafts gone bad, it makes sense to get rid of the most visible reminder of the team’s prior ineptitude.

A third-round pick in 2012, punter Anger became a Jaguar despite the presence of the following players in the draft pool: Olivier Vernon, Russell WilsonMohamed SanuNick FolesT.Y. HiltonLamar MillerTravis BenjaminKirk CousinsJaye Howard, Malik JacksonJosh NormanMarvin JonesAlfred Morris, and Danny Trevathan.

Anger, now a free agent, likely won’t be back with the Jaguars. On the first day of free agency, they signed Brad Nortman.

It’s a four-year, $8.8 million deal, with $1.65 million fully guaranteed. The deal includes a fourth-year option that must be exercised before the first day of the 2019 league year, at $2.25 million.

Nortman, a sixth-round pick who spent four seasons with the Panthers, gets a middle-of-the-pack deal which reflects the basic reality that, as one league source recently explained it, there are three great punters in the NFL, three bad punters in the NFL, and the rest are interchangeable.

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10 Responses to “Jaguars add new punter to replace Bryan Anger”
  1. edelmanfanclub says: Mar 9, 2016 11:16 PM

    You guys really love trolling Jag fans with the 3rd round punter pick.

  2. tokyosandblaster says: Mar 9, 2016 11:19 PM

    I bet the old guy is mad.


  3. gadgetdawg says: Mar 9, 2016 11:33 PM

    Yes but can you name those six? Most fans (myself included) probably can’t name 6 NFL punters without resorting to Google (unless they are on your team).

  4. Modern Day Einstein says: Mar 9, 2016 11:46 PM

    Awwwww come on Jags you gotta double down and own that one!

    Super weak.

  5. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Mar 9, 2016 11:49 PM

    So they try to exorcise the ghosts of past bad decisions by signing a free agent punter to an $8.8m deal?

    Sure, that’d oughta do it.

  6. jerranamo says: Mar 10, 2016 12:20 AM

    There you go Jags.. add that Superbowl talent! Lol.

    Go Jags. The team is better with the four signings: Jackson, Ivory, Nortman and Gipson.

  7. kylexitron says: Mar 10, 2016 1:08 AM

    Coulda had Russell Wilson. . ..

    instead draft punter who isn’t even good.

    Ladies and gentlemen, the Cleveland Br. . . .oh…wait, what?

  8. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 10, 2016 1:18 AM

    Flip side is that they drafted a 4 year starter at his position. I bet there are dozens of teams who took players ahead of Anger in 2012 who can’t say the same thing. He was probably about average value for the spot he was drafted in. Don’t make it seem like something it isn’t.

  9. jshawaii22 says: Mar 10, 2016 1:54 AM

    That’s some list, but again, it’s the Jaguar’s we’re talking about, so it makes perfect sense.


  10. rcottle81 says: Mar 12, 2016 11:27 PM

    I haven’t looked up the stats, but I don’t recall seeing the Panthers punt a whole lot last year. However, I’m sure this guy punted plenty the previous three. He must be doing something right with that contract.

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