Punter Bryan Anger is no longer unemployed as he signed with the Houston Texans today after three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
This offseason the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut punter Bryan Anger, more of a cap casualty than anything else, and signed free agent Bradley Pinion to a four-year deal to replace him. This move saved the Bucs a few bucks as they had (and still have) their backs against the wall of the salary cap.
Fast forward to today, and Anger has signed a one-year deal with the Houston Texans. While Anger will never be remembered for more than being selected in front of Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson back in the 2012 NFL Draft, he has put together quite a solid career after being selected in the third round by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Texans will be Anger’s third team as he enters his eighth season in the league after spending the past three seasons in Tampa Bay with the Buccaneers. Now on the verge of 31 years old, Anger could see a few more teams throughout his career as punters can play well into their 30s and even into their 40s.
During his time with the Buccaneers, Anger averaged 45 yards per punt, with the longest punt booming to the distance of 64 yards. Surprisingly, last season was the fewest punts Anger has had in his career to this point, booming the ball only 57 times a year ago.
As training camps are starting to take off around the league (and some already starting), Anger signs to his new team just in time to get to every practice. The Buccaneers are also close to starting camp after the rookies and quarterback Jameis Winston are already at One Buc; this time however, it will be Pinion set to punt for the Buccaneers.