The Arryn Siposs era may be over. The Eagles have finally done what every fan has been asking for and signed a punter. They added former Jets and Steelers punter Braden Mann to their practice squad. Adam Caplan was the first to report.
Through 2 games, Sippss is 24th in Punt Average and 22nd in Punt Net Average. Of his 8 punts, only 2 were pinned behind the 20-yard line. Not inspiring stuff. The Eagles had been activating Siposs off of the practice squad every week to avoid using a spot on their 53-man roster on him. He still has one more Practice Squad activation left before they would have to keep him on the 53-man roster, but it seems they have seen enough.
Braden Mann is a former Ray Guy Award winner and received All-America honors while at Texas A&M. He spent his first 3 seasons with the Jets. In those 3 seasons, he pinned 60 punts behind the 20-yard line. Siposs pinned just 35 punts behind the 20 in the same amount of time. His average Punt distance, and Net distance, are not too much better than Siposs. But he at the very least is way better at the finesse-style punts where you are just trying to pin the other team deep.
As of now, Siposs has not been cut. So he could still be the Punter on Monday when they use the last of his elevations. They may just be stowing Braden Mann knowing that after the Buccaneers game, they may have to cut Siposs. They aren’t adding Mann just to have depth though. At some point, he is likely to be replacing Siposs as the Eagles punter. Even if he won’t actually be punting for them until week 4.
The Eagles play Monday night in Tampa vs. the Bucs. Nick Sirianni speaks to the media later today, and we may get more insight into who the Eagles punter will be vs the Bucs from him. Knowing Sirianni though, we won’t learn anything. Wouldn’t want to waste the competitive advantage of the Bucs not knowing who the Eagles punter will be.
The Eagles have released Arryn Siposs.
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