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Packers Give P Masthay Four-Year Extension

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Packers Give P Masthay Four-Year Extension

The Packers finally found an answer to their punting problems in Tim Masthay, and Friday they rewarded him with a contract extension that will keep him in Green Bay through 2016.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport first reported the news.

Last season, Masthay set franchise records for gross average punt (45.6 yards) and net average (38.6), according to Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. 23 of his 55 punts (41.8 percent) landed inside the 20-yard line.

Masthay has been praised throughout the early portion of training camp, too. On Monday, Masthay put 7-of-9 punts inside the 20-yard line using his Aussie-style pooch kick. For the most part, Masthay has been rock solid in his two-plus years in Green Bay.

Signed in 2010 as a street free agent, Masthay was scheduled to be a restricted free agent after 2012.

Other deals for NFL punters:

Andy Lee, SF: Seven years, $21.5 million ($3.6 million guaranteed)
Shane Lechler, OAK: Four years, $16 million ($9 million guaranteed)
Jon Ryan, SEA: Six years, $9.1 million ($1.6 million guaranteed)

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Evan's picture

Excellent news.

Now on to Jennings, Rodgers and Matthews.

packsmack25's picture

Locked up NastHay. Nice. One of Wolf's biggest errors was letting Hentrich walk. I'm not kidding.

FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

Good news. How do those numbers compare with other upper-echelon punters?

GBP 4 LIFE

Zach Kruse's picture

Added that little bit, Fitz.

FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

Thanks Zach. Sounds to me like we got a pretty good rate.

NoWayJose's picture

That is a bargain! Quietly locking down a key piece of the puzzle.

Point Packer's picture

I hate the fact that the Packers have to pay punters. I really can't think of a better job in the world and especially on the football field. If I have a son the first thing I'm going to have him do the day he can stand is to start kicking a mini-football into the back of the sofa.

That being said, good news.

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