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  1. Buccaneers bring in competition at punter

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- We generally don't bring you every practice squad move. But we're making an exception today because this one could have some implications. The Bucs signed punter Jacob Schum to their practice squad, while placing linebacker Jeremy G...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  2. Bucs' punting game is struggling

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- At a salary of $3.25 million this season, Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Michael Koenen is among the league's top paid punters. But that doesn't mean he's among the best punters. In fact, the numbers suggest Koenen is the worst punter in the...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  3. Why Michael Koenen's numbers are off

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- If you just take a quick glance at Michael Koenen's statistics, it looks as if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' punter is having a bad year. He's averaging 42.5 yards per punt. For context, Koenen averaged 44.2 yards last season and was ju...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  4. Panthers make roster moves

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Carolina Panthers began trimming their roster Saturday. Quarterback Colby Cameron, punter Jordan Gay, cornerback Nick Hixson, kicker Morgan Lineberry, receiver Dale Moss, defensive end Louis Nzegwu, linebacker Ryan Rau, safety Ricardo Silva an...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  5. NFC South afternoon update

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a spin through some odds and ends from around the division: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS The team moved punter Michael Koenen to the active roster. Koenen had been on the inactive list at the start of camp due to a toe injury. Martin Fennel...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  6. Live from the Georgia Dome

    Pat Yasinskas

    ATLANTA -- I'm in the Georgia Dome, where things are quiet for the moment. The gates aren't open to fans yet and the only players I see on the field loosening up are Atlanta kicker Matt Bryant and punter Matt Bosher. But the atmosphere is going...

    Blog | January 20, 2013
  7. Three from NFC South win fan vote

    Pat Yasinskas

    Three NFC South players won the fan vote for the Pro Bowl. Atlanta's Tony Gonzalez led all NFC tight ends, Tampa Bay's Ronde Barber won at free safety and New Orleans' Thomas Morstead was the top vote getter at punter. Fan voting counts for one...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  8. Update on Pro Bowl voting

    Pat Yasinskas

    If Pro Bowl voting ended right now, the NFC South would have only four starters in the all-star game. Atlanta tight end Tony Gonzalez, Tampa Bay free safety Ronde Barber and New Orleans punter Thomas Morstead each are the NFC leaders at their posi...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  9. NFC South afternoon update

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a quick run through some odds and ends from all around the division: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS In this Insider post , Vince Verhei takes a look at how the Bucs have put themselves in the playoff picture. Along with some positives, he points...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  10. Matt Bosher is Punter of the Week

    Pat Yasinskas

    As I watched Atlanta's Matt Bosher on Sunday, I couldn't help but think how patience paid off for the Falcons. Early last season, a lot of fans were screaming for the Falcons to dump their rookie punter. His punts were short and so were his kickof...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  11. Panthers go with youth at kicker, punter

    Pat Yasinskas

    Olindo Mare, who received a huge contract from the Carolina Panthers last year, won't be handling the kickoff duties for the team this year. The Panthers announced Monday that Mare has been released. Presumably, that means former Canadian League p...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  12. NFC South afternoon update

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a quick look at the day's headlines from around the NFC South: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Tampa Bay punter Michael Koenen said he would not have minded if the Atlanta Falcons had given permission to use their trademarks in the "Rebirth" s...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  13. Breaking down Morstead's new contract

    Pat Yasinskas

    I just got a look at the full details of the contract extension New Orleans punter Thomas Morstead received from the Saints last week. Morstead got a six-year extension that keeps him under contract through 2018 and the total deal is worth $23.16 ...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  14. Another Viking rips on Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    Minnesota punter Chris Kluwe isn't the only member of the Vikings to say that New Orleans linebacker Jonathan Vilma should be permanently banned by the NFL for his role in the Saints' bounty program. NFC North colleague Kevin Seifert reports Minne...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  15. Punter: Ban Jonathan Vilma for life

    Pat Yasinskas

    Forget the feud between Warren Sapp and Jeremy Shockey. That's old news. It's time for a new chapter in the sad saga that is the fallout from the New Orleans Saints bounty program. Now, it's Minnesota punter Chris Kluwe telling a Minnesota radio s...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  16. Panthers cut punter for cap room

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Carolina Panthers just announced the release of punter Jason Baker. This one is not a huge surprise. "We talked to Jason and his agent and told them that it came down to a salary-cap decision," general manager Marty Hurney said. "We appreci...

    Blog | March 14, 2012