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Lions training camp preview: Special teams

LOOKING BACK The special teams were in disarray the first month after allowing both a punt return and a kick return for touchdowns in back-to-back weeks. Danny Crossman, the special teams coordinator, was under fire with some calling for him to be canned immediately. The coverage units quietly got their act together and finished the season out respectably, but the return game and...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions training camp preview: Special teams

LOOKING BACK The special teams were in disarray the first month after allowing both a punt return and a kick return for touchdowns in back-to-back weeks. Danny Crossman, the special teams coordinator, was under fire with some calling for him to be canned immediately. The coverage units quietly got their act together and finished the season out respectably, but the return game and...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions sign punter Clingan

The Detroit Lions have signed punter Blake Clingan. Clingan has never punted in an NFL game, but he averaged 39.9 yards in four seasons at Central Florida from 2007-10. The Lions announced the move Tuesday. Detroit ranked last in the league in yards per punt last season. Ben Graham hurt his left calf in a September loss at Tennessee, forcing kicker Jason Hanson to take over during...
Via Fox Sports
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions sign punter from tryout

Could a pharmaceutical salesman be the Detroit Lions' next punter? Hey, it couldn't be any worse than the production they got out of their punters last season. Blake Clingan, who last played football in 2010 at the University of Central Florida, was impressive enough during a tryout Tuesday that he was signed to a one-year contract by the Lions, according to the club'...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions can improve D with stronger punter

It's been a long time since the Detroit Lions have had a lock-down defense. That's probably not going to change significantly next season. They could be improved by making some sharp offseason moves, but there's a lot of holes to fill. The focus is primarily on the secondary, defensive end and even linebacker; however, there's actually another much quicker, easier...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions can improve D with stronger punter

It's been a long time since the Detroit Lions have had a lock-down defense. That's probably not going to change significantly next season. They could be improved by making some sharp offseason moves, but there's a lot of holes to fill. The focus is primarily on the secondary, defensive end and even linebacker; however, there's actually another much quicker, easier...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers cut veteran kicker Mare, punter Harris

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Panthers have released veteran kicker Olindo Mare just one year after giving him a four-year, 12 million contract. Justin Medlock, a journeyman kicker who last played for the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, appears to have won the Carolina job. Medlock displayed a stronger leg at training camp than Mare, who was 22 of 28 on field goals attempts last year...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
August 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Panthers cut veteran kicker Mare, punter Harris

The Panthers have released veteran kicker Olindo Mare just one year after giving him a four-year, $12 million contract. Justin Medlock, a journeyman kicker who last played for the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, appears to have won the Carolina job. Medlock displayed a stronger leg at training camp than Mare, who was 22 of 28 on field goals attempts last year with two key misses...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2012  |  Discuss

PK Mare, P Harris among Panthers' cuts

Place-kicker Olindo Mare was released by the Panthers just one season into a four-year, $12 million deal. Justin Medlock is the only other kicker on the roster, although Carolina could bring in more competition with veterans such as Josh Brown and Neil Rackers on the free-agent market. Mare, 39, made 22 of 28 (78.6 percent) of his field-goal attempts in 2011, with two of his six...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Both Carolina kicking spots up for grabs at camp

For the first time in 18 seasons, the Carolina Panthers enter the preseason with their kicker and punter positions both up in the air. After years of stability with kicker John Kasay and punters Jason Baker and Todd Sauerbrun, the Panthers have an open competition at both spots. Veteran kicker Olindo Mare, who had a pair of costly late-game misses against Minnesota and Atlanta...
Via AP on Fox
August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Dropping Back In NFL History: QB's Under the Gun

In 1964 Joe Namath was drafted by the NFL's St. Louis Cardinals and the AFL's New York Jets. Even without the then record 4-year, $427,000 contract that the Jets offered it's difficult to imagine Joe Namath taking the world by storm in St. Louis. Namath and New York were made for each other. Playing for the Cardinals Namath would never have found himself in the situation...
Via Football Nation
July 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Panthers sign P Harris

Punter Nick Harris signed with the Panthers and is expected to compete with rookie Brad Nortman. Harris was released by Jacksonville after the Jaguars drafted Pat Angerer last month. A 12th-year veteran, Harris averaged 42.7 gross yards in 11 games last season and 37.9 net with 13 punts downed inside the 20-yard line. He has a career gross average of 42.5 yards and net of 35.7.
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Jaguars release 2 punters

The Jacksonville Jaguars, who drafted punter Bryan Anger in the third round of the NFL Draft on Friday, have released two punters who were on their roster, Nick Harris and Spencer Lanning, according to the Florida Times-Union. The Jaguars drafted Anger, who played at Cal, with the 70th pick of the draft. That is the earliest a punter has been drafted since 1995. Harris, an...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Jaguars Release Kassim Osgood, Re-Sign Nick Harris, Will Host Henne, Robinson

Just hours before the 2012 NFL Free Agency frenzy kicked into full swing at 4:00pm EST on Tuesday, the Jacksonville Jaguars announced that they will be releasing wide receiver and special teams standout Kassim Osgood and re-signing punter Nick Harris. Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times Union first reported the news of Harris’ re-signing.  The 33-year-old punter was with the...
Via Gridiron Grit
March 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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