Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Packers Sign Former Alabama Punter Cody Mandell

The Packers have signed former Alabama Punter Cody Mandell, the team's official website reports.

Mandell, who joined Alabama in 2010 as a walk-on, was pretty good in college, averaging 42.6 yards per punt while solidly landing 58 inside the 20 yard line. 

He was first-team All-SEC as a senior, as well as finalist for a pair of awards. 

He will wear number 9 with the Packers after a brief stint with the Cowboys last offseason, presumably doing so while competing with Tim Masthay for the starting job. 

The move to acquire him was announced by general manager Ted Thompson. 

1 comment:

Brandon said...

Masthay's had a good couple of seasons with the Packers but he was terrible in 2014. He was ranked 35 out of 37 punters by Pro Football Focus and only three other teams had lower rankings on punts according to Football Outsiders than the Packers. I've got no idea whether Mandell is any better than him, but they've got to either push Masthay to improve or find his replacement.