Pat McAfee signs franchise tender

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And then there were two.

Colts punter Pat McAfee has become the sixth franchise player to accept his one-year franchise tender, according to Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star.

McAfee, a seventh-round pick in 2009, will earn a guaranteed salary of $2.977 million in 2013.

In February, McAfee told PFT Live that his dad would “kick my ass” if McAfee refuses to accept the one-year deal.

The only unsigned franchise players are Bills safety Jairus Byrd and Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady.  The franchise tender can be rescinded at any time before it is signed.

5 responses to “Pat McAfee signs franchise tender

  1. Hope they sign him to a decent long term deal, Pat is a character, and hes out in the community also, and he can kick field goals

  2. The only punter in the league right now that is worth $2.977 million is Shane Lechler. He signed a three year $5.5 million deal with Houston…. Even the Bills released Brian Moorman for less then that.

    Hey the Colts only gave there big new wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey a one year deal worth $3 million with incentives.

    I am willing to bet that McAfee will not be on the field as many times as DHB, and if he is something is wrong.

  3. One of the few punters who deserves the recognition he had. His impact to the Indianapolis Colts goes beyond his on field abilities.

  4. So the colts pay players based on off field activities? That’s great, but I am not sure it translates to 3 mil. Irsay is the worst owner in the nfl.

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