Titans Pro Bowl punter thinks Tennessee tenure may end

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Three-time Pro Bowl punter Brett Kahn is Tennessee’s longest-serving player and the 25th player to punt just four times. NFL history 1,000 for his career.

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Tennessee claimed Khan lifted the wave from Denver in 2009. Punter, who is currently ranked third in franchise history with 197 games played, is an undrafted rookie from Colorado State with one of the strongest legs Khan has ever seen. You may lose your job.

“Maybe we can flip a coin,” Khan said after watching Saturday night’s 26-23 win from the sidelines Ryan Stonehouse punted to retain the extra point and field goal. “I feel I hit the ball well in this camp and Stoney is doing really, really well. I understand how business works, we’ll see what happens. “

The Titans won’t be open to the media on Monday.

Roster decisions are never easy. With Tennessee finishing his 12-5 season and becoming the No. 1 seed in the AFC, those choices will try to balance when to transition from an experienced veteran to an unpolished rookie. is becoming more and more difficult.

According to Spotrac.com, the Titans have about $6.8 million in cap space for the top 51 players. Khan, 36, final year of his contract And with a deadcap hit of $550,000, it works out $2.75 million against the salary cap.

Khan knew this was going to be a grind when he first saw Stonehouse’s punts in April. It’s on the down punt.

So Khan may have overreacted a bit during Saturday night’s preseason finale.

“If I’m here, I’m ready to go,” Khan said. I have for the rest of my life. Nashville is home now. ”

Khan only beats Bruce Matthews (296) and Ervin Betea (210) for most games played in the franchise. He has had his nine seasons, including his sixth straight, with a net punt average of at least 40 yards. No other punter in the history of the franchise has done that for even one season.

Last season, Khan ranked third in the NFL in punt downs within 20 compared to touchbacks. He placed his 59.5% of his punts (22 of 37) within his 20, the best result of any punter since 1991 when he made at least 30 punts.

Khan also holds several franchise career records, including most punts (923), 45.9 gross yards per punt average, 40.8 net average, and 373 punts within 20. 44.6 net average in 2017.

Aside from his strong legs, Stonehouse has a good punt of 4+ seconds and an impressive airtime of around 5 seconds. The rookie is starting to show more touches against Arizona, where he had two punts for 64 yards, but within 20 yards he had three successful punts.

“It was invaluable to learn from someone like him and it was great to compete with him,” Stonehouse said.

Rookie Nicolas Petit-Frère, a third-round draft pick from Ohio State, earned his first job at right tackle, general manager John Robinson said on Saturday night’s telecast. Frere defeated Dillon Raduntz, a second-round pick from North Dakota in the 2021 draft.

Another pressing decision that shouldn’t be too difficult is backing up Ryan Tannehill. Vrabel said on Sunday that both Liberty’s third-round pick Malik Willis and Tannehill’s backup Logan Woodside for the past two seasons have played well.


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