Eagles sign former All-Pro punter Brett Kern

Posted on December 13, 2022

After losing punter Arryn Siposs on Sunday, the Eagles have signed Brett Kern as his replacement, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Kern, 36, entered the league back in 2008 with the Denver Broncos. However, Kern is more well known as a Tennessee Titan, where he’s spent 13 of his 15 years in the NFL.

Kern Brings With Him A Solid Punting Resume

Kern’s appeared in 219 total games, kicking 996 punts for an average of 45.9 yards per punt. That’s good for 15th among NFL punters since 1939. He’s also has 395 punts downed within the opponent’s 20, which accounts for nearly 40% of all his punts.

Kern is the Titan’s all-time leader in yards per punt, total punting yardage (42,333), longest punt (79), and punts within the 20 (373), while he’s second in punting net average (40.8).

Kern has quite the resume with three Pro-Bowl appearances and two All-Pro honors, all of which came between 2017 to 2019.

However, Kern also hasn’t appeared in a game since Week 18 of last year. Still, there aren’t many better options, especially at this late in the season.

The team could certainly do a lot worse, and perhaps Kern brings some skill to a special teams squad that has struggled mightily time and time again this year.

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