49ers To Sign P Justin Vogel

The 49ers appear to have a new punter. Justin Vogel agreed to terms on a 49ers deal, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area notes (via Twitter).

Vogel did not play in 2018 but was the Packers’ punter as a rookie in 2017. That remains his only NFL work. The 49ers, though, will give him a chance to earn their job. They did not bring back Bradley Pinion, who is now the Buccaneers’ punter.

A Pro Bowl alternate after that 2017 season, Vogel traversed the NFL’s workout circuit in 2018. The Packers waived him last offseason, and the Browns followed suit after claiming him. Vogel, 25, averaged 44.4 yards per punt in 2017 — 24th in the league that season.

Pinion served as San Francisco’s punter from 2015-18. He averaged 44 yards per boot in 2016 but did not eclipse that threshold in his other seasons.

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  1. TJECK109

    How in the world did this guy make it as a pro bowl alternate? Other than his net avg he is terrible

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