2021 NFL Free Agents: Kickers and Punters

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2021 NFL Free Agency: Star rating is out of five. Age listing as of Sept. 1, 2021.
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  1. Younghoe Koo, K, Falcons. Age: 27.
    Re-signed with Falcons (1 year)

    Younghoe Koo was one of the top kickers in the NFL last year. He hit 37-of-39 attempts in 2020, including a sterling 8-of-8 from 50-plus!

  2. Stephen Gostkowski, K, Titans. Age: 37.
    Stephen Gostkowski got off to a rough start in 2020, but he finished strongly. He was 18-of-26 overall, but hit 7-of-8 tries from 50-plus.

  3. Matt Prater, K, Lions. Age: 37.
    Signed with Cardinals (2 years)

    Matt Prater is coming off his worst season since his second year in the NFL. He was 21-of-28, but should be able to rebound.

  4. Nick Folk, K, Patriots. Age: 36.
    Re-signed with Patriots (1 year, $1.225 million)

    Nick Folk missed just two field goals last year, going 26-of-28, including 2-of-3 from 50-plus. He missed three extra points.

  5. Cairo Santos, K, Bears. Age: 29.
    Re-signed with Bears (5 years, $16 million)

    Cairo Santos was very accurate last year, going 30-of-32 with the Bears. However, he’s not a long-distance kicker. He’s 3-of-8 from 50-plus in the past four seasons.

  6. Randy Bullock, K, Lions. Age: 31.
    Randy Bullock has done a good job as Cincinnati’s kicker, drilling at least 80 percent of his attempts in the past four years. He’s been just 7-of-14 from 50-plus in that span, however.

  7. Zane Gonzalez, K, Lions. Age: 26.
    Signed with Panthers

    Lil’Zane Gonzalez is coming off a down year. He was 31-of-35 in 2019, but was 16-of-22 last season.

  8. Michael Badgley, K, Chargers. Age: 27.
    Michael Badgley had a great start to his career, but struggled since, especially in 2020 when he went 24-of-33.

  9. Dustin Hopkins, K, Redskins. Age: 30.
    Re-signed with Redskins

    Dustin Hopkins is coming off a down year, going 27-of-34 in 2020. He was 25-of-30 the season before.

  10. Ryan Succop, K, Buccaneers. Age: 34.
    Re-signed with Buccaneers (3 years, $12 million)

    Ryan Succop missed five extra points in 2020, but he was 28-of-31 on field goals. He was 1-of-2 from 50-plus.

  11. Cody Parkey, K, Browns. Age: 29. — Re-signed with Browns (1 year)
  12. Dan Bailey, K, Vikings. Age: 33.
  13. Ryan Santoso, K, Panthers. Age: 26.


  1. Bryan Anger, P, Texans. Age: 32.
    Signed with Cowboys (1 year)

    Bryan Anger finished 12th in net punting last year. And the Jaguars still drafted him instead of Russell Wilson in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

  2. Cameron Johnston (RFA), P, Eagles. Age: 29.
    Signed with Texans (3 years, $8 million)

    Cameron Johnston has ranked 11th and ninth in net punting over the past two seasons.

  3. Jordan Berry, P, Steelers. Age: 30.
    Signed with Vikings

    Jordan Berry has been ranked in the middle of the pack in net yardage over the past couple of years.

  4. Matt Haack, P, Dolphins. Age: 27.
    Signed with Bills

    Matt Haack has been in the middle of the pack in net punting average over the past couple of years.

  5. Kevin Huber, P, Bengals. Age: 36.
    Re-signed with Bengals (1 year)

    Kevin Huber finished seventh in net punting last year after ranking 18th the season earlier. However, he’s now 36.

  6. Andy Lee, P, Cardinals. Age: 39.
    Re-signed with Cardinals

    Andy Lee was second in net punting in 2019, but dropped to 22nd in 2020. He’s nearing 40, so perhaps this fall wasn’t a fluke.

  7. Thomas Morstead, P, Saints. Age: 35. — Signed with Jets
  8. Pat O’Donnell, P, Bears. Age: 30. — Re-signed with Bears (1 year)
  9. Michael Palardy, P, Panthers. Age: 29. — Signed with Dolphins
  10. Britton Colquitt, P, Vikings. Age: 36.
  11. Dustin Colquitt, P, Jaguars. Age: 39.

Return Specialists:

  1. Jamal Agnew, KR, Lions. Age: 26.
    Signed with Jaguars (3 years, $21 million)

    Jamal Agnew is one of the top kick returners in the NFL, scoring five special teams touchdowns in as many years.

  2. Cordarrelle Patterson, KR, Bears. Age: 30.
    Signed with Falcons

    Cordarrelle Patterson hasn’t been a viable receiver despite being chosen in the first round, but he’s made a career for himself as a great kick returner.

  3. Isaiah McKenzie, KR, Bills. Age: 26.
    Re-signed with Bills

    Isaiah McKenzie scored a return touchdown and also found the end zone five times as a gadget player offensively.

  4. Dwayne Harris, KR, Bears. Age: 33.
  5. Kenjon Barner, KR, Buccaneers. Age: 32.

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