Packers Get A Punter

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Chris Bryan

How they do it in Australia.

The Green Bay Packers may finally have a punter who can actually fulfill his job responsibilities.

The Packers announced the signing of Australian Rules Football punter Chris Bryan on Tuesday. Bryan received a non-guaranteed three-year deal.

According to ESPN Milwaukee’s Jason Wilde, Bryan played four seasons of Australian football with Carlton Football Club (2005-06) and Collingwood Football Club (2007-08). He worked out for NFL scouts on March 9 and the New Orleans Saints reportedly tried to sign Bryan last season.

Bryan will join Tim Masthay, who was in camp with Indianapolis last season, as the other punter on the Packers roster. The team also met with several punters at the combine, earlier this month.

While the Packers could still draft a punter, if Bryan is as good as advertised, he may be the leader to win the job in training camp.

“I can consistently kick hang time of 4.5 seconds, which is about 50 yards. I’ve also got the bomb there,” Bryan said. “That’s about a hang time of 5.4 seconds, but it’s the consistency that’s the key.”


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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

4 Comments on "Packers Get A Punter"

  1. This will pay off if he can become the next Darren Bennett… one thing about these Aussie rules football players is that you can’t call them soft.

  2. TPS

    Let’s hope Lambeau doesn’t start the “Oh-Lay oh lay oh lay oh lay… OOHHH LAAAYYY OOHHH LAAAYY” chant when this guy punts. Hmmm. I suppose it would be pretty funny.

  3. Ash

    i have known Chris for a long time and i know how much he wants this. he is a great guy and wears his heart on his sleave. Jurgens u r right about AFL players not being soft, This guy hits hard and will do amazing things for the Packers. Good luck Chris! Ash and Tyler

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