49ers Sign P Jeff Locke

The 49ers have signed punter Jeff Locke, according to Adam Caplan of SiriusXM (on Twitter).

Locke spent the early part of 2017 with the Lions as he filled in for Sam Martin. He was released in October when Martin made his way back to the roster and did not hook on with another team, despite auditioning for a few.

The 49ers have relied on Bradley Pinion, a former fifth-round pick, as their punter for the last three seasons. It’s not clear whether Pinion will be a part of a competition with Locke or if he will be out of the picture altogether.

Last year, Locke averaged a career-high 45.3 yards per punt in a limited sample.

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5 comments on “49ers Sign P Jeff Locke

  1. Thronson5

    Strange. I thought pinion was a decent Punter. Don’t look at the detailed stats like some people do but I watch every game and he did seem like a decent punter. Wonder if they are working on a trade with pinion included or they plan on releasing pinion.

    • dandan

      Dude has a huge leg. I’m with you, doesn’t make much sense. There’s a reason I’m not working in a front office though.

    • terror661

      I agree on Pinion. He was our best player before Jimmy G activated the offense.


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