2013 NFL Free Agents: Kickers and Punters

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2013 NFL Free Agents – Kickers:

  1. Phil Dawson, K, Browns. Age: 38.
    Signed with 49ers

    Phil Dawson showed no signs of his age this past season, nailing 29-of-31 attempts, including a perfect 7-of-7 from 50-plus.

  2. Rob Bironas, K, Titans. Age: 35.
    Re-signed with Titans (2 years, $6.6 million)

    Rob Bironas connected on 24-of-30 attempts in 2012 – the first time he didn’t drill at least 84.4 percent of his kicks since 2007. He’ll likely rebound; he hit 6-of-7 tries from 50-plus in 2011.

  3. Jason Hanson, K, Lions. Age: 43.
    Announced retirement

    Jason Hanson is somehow still getting it done. He hit nearly 90 percent of his field goals this year with a couple of conversions from 50-plus.

  4. Lawrence Tynes, K, Giants. Age: 35.
    Lawrence Tynes went 33-of-39 in 2012, but only 1-of-3 from 50-plus.

  5. Steven Hauschka, K, Seahawks. Age: 28.
    Re-signed with Seahawks

    Steven Hauschka was 24-of-27 last year, but only 1-of-4 from 50-plus. He’s just 3-of-8 from beyond 50 the past two seasons.

  6. David Akers, K, 49ers. Age: 38.
    Signed with Lions

    David Akers was notorious for blowing tons of field goals in 2012. He went just 29-of-42. On the bright side, he was 4-of-5 in the playoffs. Akers is not ranked low because he dealt with a sports hernia last year. He could easily bounce back.

  7. Nate Kaeding, K, Dolphins. Age: 31.
    Signed with Buccaneers

    Nate Kaeding was one of the most accurate regular-season kickers prior to suffering a plethora of injuries the past two seasons. He went 8-of-10 in 2012, but didn’t try a kick beyond 50.

  8. Josh Brown, K, Bengals. Age: 34.
    Signed with Giants

    Josh Brown hit 11-of-12 kicks in 2012, but he’s one year removed from going just 21-of-28.

  9. Nick Novak, K, Chargers. Age: 32.
    Nick Novak did a good job replacing an injured Nate Kaeding again, hitting 18-of-20 kicks, including 2-of-4 from 50-plus. He converted on just 70.4 percent of his tries in the three years before 2012, however.

  10. Shayne Graham, K, Texans. Age: 35.
    Signed with Browns

    Shayne Graham was a decent 31-of-38 last year with 4-of-9 from 50-plus.

  11. Mike Nugent, K, Bengals. Age: 31. — Re-signed with Bengals
  12. Nick Folk, K, Jets. Age: 28. — Re-signed with Jets
  13. Billy Cundiff, K, 49ers. Age: 33.
  14. Olindo Mare, K, Bears. Age: 40.

2013 NFL Free Agents – Punters:

  1. Britton Colquitt (RFA), P, Broncos. Age: 28.
    Tendered by Broncos

    Britton Colquitt was third in net punting this season.

  2. Kevin Huber, P, Bengals. Age: 28.
    Re-signed with Bengals (5 years)

    Kevin Huber was fourth in net punting among starters in 2012.

  3. Dustin Colquitt, P, Chiefs. Age: 31.
    Re-signed with Chiefs (5 years, $18.75 million; $8.9 million guaranteed)

    Dustin Colquitt was 15th in net punting average, but no one aside from Arizona’s Dave Zastudil placed more punts inside the opposing 20.

  4. Pat McAfee, P, Colts. Age: 26.
    Franchised by Colts

    Pat McAfee ranked in the middle of the pack this season in terms of net punting.

  5. Chris Kluwe, P, Vikings. Age: 31.
    Signed with Raiders (1 year)

    Some will say that Chris Kluwe was released because he was just 17th in net punting last year, but the reality is that his controversial tweets were viewed as a distraction.

  6. Donnie Jones, P, Texans. Age: 33.
    Signed with Eagles

    Donnie Jones ranked 13th in net punting during the regular season.

  7. Shane Lechler, P, Raiders. Age: 37.
    Signed with Texans

    Shane Lechler has been recognized as one of the NFL’s top punters over the years, but he appears to be finished at 37. His net punting average ranked in the bottom 10.

  8. Reggie Hodges, P, Browns. Age: 31.
  9. Mat McBriar, P, Eagles. Age: 34.
  10. Brian Moorman, P, Cowboys. Age: 37.
  11. Nick Harris, P, Lions. Age: 35.
  12. Sav Rocca, P, Redskins. Age: 39. — Re-signed with Redskins (2 years, $2.24 million)

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