Thursday, July 28, 2011
Jaguars now in market for a punter
By Paul Kuharsky
There was a presumption by some in Jacksonville that Adam Podlesh would be back. Re-signing the punter, some fans said based on team comments, was a mere formality.
Free agent signings are never mere formalities.
And Chicago has agreed to terms with Podlesh on a five-year deal that Sean Jensen reports is worth over $10 million.
I don’t know if the Jags were in the running. But they put a serious premium on special teams, so this is a bit of a blow because they liked Podlesh.
Well one of their 24 undrafted rookie free agents is Brian Saunders from Virginia Tech.
He put up some nice numbers as a senior, but saw no action in his first three seasons. (Side bonus: He has a degree in horticulture.)
There are free agents to sort through as well. Scouts Inc. ranks Ben Graham, Daniel Sepulveda and Steve Weatherford as just a bit better than Podlesh.
Weatherford played five games for the Jaguars in 2008.