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Redskins extend punter Tress Way

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 12:  Punter Tress Way #5 of the Washington Redskins kicks the football during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 12, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Redskins 30-20.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Redskins have signed punter Tress Way to a five-year contract.

Way won the job in 2014 and has averaged 46.8 yards per punt in two seasons. His 47.5 yard average in 2014 was best in the NFL.

Way, 25, is a left-footed punter who played collegiately at Oklahoma. He was an exclusive rights free agent, and the long-term extension is a vote of confidence from the team.

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14 Responses to “Redskins extend punter Tress Way”
  1. bassplucker says: Mar 12, 2016 5:06 PM

    One that got away from my Bears. We had him in camp but dropped him in favor of the incumbent who went on to have a very less-than-good season. Glad this kid got another chance and has made the most of it.

  2. larryboodry says: Mar 12, 2016 5:23 PM

    I remember thinking it then, the Bears would regret letting him go, and now I’m happy for his sake that the potential I saw has asserted itself.

    All that being said, Phil Emery was an idiot.

  3. llcamino says: Mar 12, 2016 5:37 PM

    Welcome to the new Scott McCloughan Redskins. Free Agent splash—Punter!

  4. dlr4skins says: Mar 12, 2016 5:59 PM

    Should have made the probowl.

  5. bassplucker says: Mar 12, 2016 6:16 PM

    I’ve always felt if you have a left footed punter you have an advantage. Returners hate fielding them because the ball spins the opposite way they’re used to. I’m pretty sure the percentage of muffs on left footed punts is significantly higher than from right footers.

  6. skins1970 says: Mar 12, 2016 6:39 PM

    Nice to see the Redskins finally have a reliable punter we have had issues with that for a while. BTW thanks for saying Redskins!

  7. skinsrock says: Mar 12, 2016 7:23 PM

    The Redskins are going to build their team like the Nationals… From the bottom up with no expensive FA for now, but will buy them later after the foundation has been laid. I expect another 10 players in the draft this year with at least 6-8 making the team. Nice to see them lock up the best punter in the league… but…. Sure would be nice to lock up Galette for another year.

  8. smokehouse56 says: Mar 12, 2016 7:31 PM

    I hope they do a better job than the Nationals. They were a mess last summer.

  9. raiderapologist says: Mar 12, 2016 9:46 PM

    Tress? His parents could have named him Right Of, or Wrong. Wasted opportunity.

  10. 1standinches says: Mar 12, 2016 11:26 PM

    I noticed this post said “Redskins”. Now we know who you’re talking about.

  11. defscottyb says: Mar 13, 2016 1:27 AM

    He deserves it

  12. jackburton77 says: Mar 13, 2016 8:06 AM

    Uh oh you said Redskins. Boss is going to get mad!

    Seriously though, why not call all teams by their respective city? Otherwise you are just creating drama and drawing more attention to the “offensive” name.

    Strange logic but consider the source.

  13. halfie6 says: Mar 13, 2016 12:56 PM

    jackburton77 says:

    Seriously though, why not call all teams by their respective city? Otherwise you are just creating drama and drawing more attention to the “offensive” name.

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    Because New York.

  14. jake6879 says: Mar 13, 2016 10:59 PM

    =================

    Because New York

    _________________

    haha.. “Al Michaels here as New York faces off against a solid New York team here in New Jersey..”

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