Report: Eagles work out three punters, still searching for Siposs replacement
Here it is, the news we’ve all been waiting for — the Eagles are working out PUNTERS.
Incumbent punter Arryn Siposs entered the summer competing against UDFA Ty Zentner. Siposs didn’t necessarily win the competition; Zentner just wasn’t much better. As a result, the Eagles cut ties with Zentner during camp, but that doesn’t mean Siposs is safe.
On Tuesday’s roster cut deadline, Philadelphia released Siposs but later brought him back on the practice squad. If a more appealing option doesn’t present itself, Siposs will be called up for Week 1.
Amidst their search, the Eagles have worked out punters Blake Gilliki, Pat O’Donnell, and Colby Wadman, first reported by KPRC2’s Aaron Wilson.
Eagles worked out three punters with NFL experience: Blake Gillikin, Pat O'Donnell, and Colby Wadman.— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) August 31, 2023
Philly fans might remember Gillikin as Penn State's punter from 2016-2019. https://t.co/PBp41PWr4k
Below are each punter’s stats thus far in their NFL careers:
- 47.0 yards average
- 38.1% inside 20
- 6.9% touchback
- 41.7 net/punt
- 45.1 yards average
- 36.4% inside 20
- 6.2% touchback
- 39.2 net/punt
- 44.5 yards average
- 35.7% inside 20
- 7.7% touchback
- 38.7 net/punt
- 44.7 yards average
- 33.3% inside 20
- 6.1% touchback
- 38.7 net/punt
There may not be a stark difference between the numbers, but Siposs only pinned 19 out of 44 punts inside the 20 last season, which ranked 27th in the NFL. His poor punt in the Super Bowl set up a 65-yard return by Kadarius Toney and an eventual Kansas City touchdown three plays later.
Siposs can’t be trusted, especially by a team with championship aspirations. There has been some buzz surrounding the “Punt God” Matt Araiza, but the Eagles reportedly won’t bring him in. Araiza was accused of sexual assault in August of last year and was later found not guilty during trial.
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