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Buccaneers sign punter Chas Henry

Brody Wheeler

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made a roster move! They've...err...signed a punter. Okay. A bit odd, but there you go. It fits with Greg Schiano's motto of providing real competition at every position. And even Michael Koenen, perhaps the richest punter in the NFL, is not above some good competition. Henry played his college football at the University of Florida, and spent the past two years with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was cut three games into the 2012 season for reasons unknown. He's been decent but unspectacular as a punter, averaging 37.6 net yards per punt and 44 gross yards per punt. Michael Koenen has been better than him in practically every statistic, and Henry doesn't even handle kickoffs.

One thing to keep in mind: Koenen has no guaranteed money left on his contract, and he counts for $3.25 million against the cap (and in real cash) every season for the next four years. If the Bucs need some cap space or just want to save some money, replacing him with a cheaper punter would be very easy. Although they would then have to make sure that said cheaper punter would also be good on kickoffs.

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