Kaser joined fellow free agent punters Justin Vogel and Shane Tripucka in auditioning for Minnesota, which is apparently looking to create some competition for incumbent punter Matt Wile. A 2015 undrafted free agent, Wile just completed his first full NFL campaign, one in which he ranked 10th in net punting average. As a team, the Vikings’ punt unit finished eighth in Football Outsiders‘ punting metrics.
Kaser, 26, was selected by the Chargers in the sixth round of the 2016 draft. The Texas A&M product was the Bolts’ full-time punter in both 2016 and 2017, but was cut after struggling in four games last season. Kaser, who ranked 31st in net punting average at the time of his release, briefly latched on with the Packers last November while Green Bay punter JK Scott‘s wife was expecting a baby, but he wasn’t ultimately called on to play.
Free agent punter Austin Rehkow also participated in today’s workout, tweets Chris Tomasson of the Pionner Press. Rekhow, undrafted out of Idaho in 2017, recently played for the Salt Lake Stallions of the Alliance of the American Football.
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