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  1. Shane Lechler listed as day to day

    Tania Ganguli

    HOUSTON -- Texans coach Bill O'Brien referred to punter Shane Lechler as day to day with an unspecified soft tissue injury. "Any of these guys that have what I would term as soft tissue whether it's hamstrings or hip flexors, quad strains or whate...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  2. Bironas' death hits home with Pat McAfee

    Mike Wells

    JACKSONVILLE -- Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee's mind was in other places before Sunday's game. His mind was on the family of former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas, who died Saturday night in car accident near his home in Nashville, Tenn. ...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  3. Zastudil out for second straight game

    Josh Weinfuss

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- When the Arizona Cardinals re-signed punter Drew Butler, it meant starter Dave Zastudil was still on the mend. Zastudil was ruled out of Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers a few hours later with a left groin injury after...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  4. Giants practice report: No Weatherford

    Kieran Darcy

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford was not on the field Friday, during the portion of practice open to the media. Weatherford, who has been playing through a high ankle sprain, sat out Wednesday's practice but worked...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  5. Atlanta Falcons extend punter Matt Bosher

    Vaughn McClure

    Punters often are overlooked in the NFL, but such isn't the case with Matt Bosher. The Atlanta Falcons appreciate Bosher's ability to have an impact on games, which is why they rewarded him with a contract extension. The Falcons signed Bosher t...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  6. Redskins notes: Hatcher as advertised

    John Keim

    Some leftover notes from Monday: Punter Tress Way deserves a mini game ball for what he did Sunday, not only averaging 49.8 yards per punt with a net of 42.5 but also finishing with three touchbacks while kicking off. With Kai Forbath injured, Wa...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  7. Bengals' Huber picked punter of the week

    Coley Harvey

    CINCINNATI -- Thanks to one 49-yard punt and a pair of late-game drives that were downed near the Atlanta Falcons' goal line, Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber earned this week's ESPN.com punter of the week honors. The punter of the week is na...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  8. How I Prepare: Punter Sam Martin

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. - Sam Martin is more of a punter with a plan this season instead of his rookie year, when he showed up each day and decided what to do. "It's different," Martin said. "You can say it all you want but once you're here, it's a 16-w...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  9. Weatherford questionable, plans to play

    Kieran Darcy

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Who said punters can't be tough? Steve Weatherford was back on the practice field Friday, less than a week after tearing ligaments in his left ankle. Weatherford is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game ag...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  10. Practice report: Steve Weatherford working

    Kieran Darcy

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford was on the field and punting during the portion of practice open to the media on Friday. Weatherford suffered a high ankle sprain in the team's season-opening loss to the Detroit Li...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  11. Antonio Brown fined $8,200 for kicking Cleveland Browns punter Sp...

    Scott Brown

    Pittsburgh Steelers star receiver Antonio Brown has been fined $8,200 for kicking Cleveland Browns punter Spencer Lanning in the face during a punt return, a source confirmed to ESPN.com on Thursday night.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2014
  12. Josh Brown ready to punt if necessary

    Dan Graziano

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Josh Brown hasn't punted in an NFL game since 2004, but the New York Giants' placekicker was practicing it Wednesday just in case he needs to do it Sunday. Giants punter Steve Weatherford sprained his ankle in Monday's gam...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  13. Lechler and the doctor in the gorilla mask

    Tania Ganguli

    HOUSTON -- At a team luncheon when he was with the Oakland Raiders, Houston Texans punter Shane Lechler got to see behind the mask. The gorilla mask, to be exact. "That guy is a doctor in San Jose," Lechler said, of one the many members of the ...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  14. Cleveland Browns punter Spencer Lanning says he never talked to A...

    Pat McManamon

    Browns punter Spencer Lanning was confused when he heard that Steelers returner Antonio Brown had talked to him Sunday in Pittsburgh about Brown's karate kick to Lanning's facemask.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2014
  15. Carpenter gets AFC special-teams honor

    Mike Rodak

    It's been a good week in the Buffalo Bills' special-teams room. After punter Colton Schmidt was named ESPN's Punter of the Week for his debut Sunday, the Bills have another honor for their special-teams unit. The NFL named kicker Dan Carpenter ...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  16. Antonio Brown of Pittsburgh Steelers smoothed over jump kick with...

    Scott Brown

    Antonio Brown of the Steelers sought out Spencer Lanning last Sunday afternoon to assure the Cleveland Browns punter that he had no intent to injure him with a jump kick.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2014