The Redskins and punter Tress Way have agreed to terms on a four-year extension worth more than $15MM, sources tell NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport (on Twitter). The new deal, which will be formally inked on Monday, will keep the Pro Bowler under club control through the 2024 season.
Way signed with the Bears as an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma in 2013. After losing out on punting competitions in back-to-back offseasons, he found his home with the Redskins in 2014 when he took over for Robert Malone.
Since then, Way has averaged 46.6 yards per punt. This year, he’s been averaging a career-high 49.2 yards per try, thanks in part to a 79-yard bomb against the Panthers in Week 13. Way was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his work against Carolina and he received his Pro Bowl nod soon after.
Fans of the 3-12 Redskins haven’t had much to cheer for this year, but they do have one of the league’s better punters in Way. On Sunday, Way & Co. will have a chance to spoil the Cowboys’ season in their finale.
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