Texans sign Brad Maynard

The Houston Texans have a new punter.

Brad Maynard, formerly of the Bears, has agreed to a deal with the Texans.

Maynard told WSCR in Chicago, “I’m happy for this new and exciting challenge. Thankful to the Texans for the opportunity.”

Maynard had been the Bears’ punter since 2001, but Bears told him last week that they’ve decided to move on without him.

The 37-year-old Maynard has a knack for landing punts inside the 20-yard line, but he lacks a strong leg, finishing 32nd in the league with 40.1 yards a punt and 29th in the league with a net average of 35.2 yards.

Matt Turk, the Texans’ punter for the last four seasons, signed with the Jaguars last week.

10 responses to “Texans sign Brad Maynard

  1. What a shame that colleges don’t use punters anymore, and teams are forced to call AARP to find a punter for the season…

  2. This has to be the most surprising, interesting, and exciting news of the day.

  3. nakedboot7 says:
    Aug 1, 2011 10:12 PM
    Jesus I thought that picture was of the Texans’ GM.

    The Texans’ GM is black…

  4. Turk still punts? Can you draw social security and still be paid that much?

    Mr. Maynard’s photo is straight out of the sex offenders list.

  5. there are a lot of older punters in the league now.

    i’m curious if this has always been so, or my generation didn’t have enough devoted punters.

    i’d be curious to see how much mls players make, maybe one of them would like to sign a luxurious nfl contract to do much less running (good deal to me)

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