In seemingly eternal search for a punter to replace Adam Podlesh, the Jacksonville Jaguars have decided to replace Brian Saunders, the undrafted free agent from Virginia Tech, with Durant Brooks, who was drafted in the 6th round by the Washington Redskins in the 2008 NFL Draft,
Brian Saunders was signed July 26th as an undrafted free agent after the NFL Lockout. He has spent a brief time in training camp as a punter and a holder for Josh Scobee. From what I saw of him in training camp, his punts didn't seem to carry very far (About 35 yards each time), even though the punts themselves sounded good. That probably drove the Jaguars to go for someone with a bigger leg.
Durant Brooks, a teammate of Dawan Landry, was a highly regarded prospect coming out of college. He won the Ray Guy award in 2007(Awarded to the nation's best punter) and was a two-time All-American before being selected in the 6th round by the Redskins. However, his success has failed to translate to the NFL level with a career average of 39.6., which is a shame when he had punts like this in college.
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