Packers Sign Former Rival as New Punter After Letting Corey Bojorquez Walk
The Green Bay Packers switched things up at punter last offseason by acquiring Corey Bojorquez from the Los Angeles Rams. Though he turned in an impressive year, Green Bay made the decision to not bring him back in free agency due to cap constraints.
It turns out the Packers will turn to a division rival as their replacement at punter.
Packers New Punter
Green Bay has signed former Chicago Bears punter Pat O'Donnell to take over at the position. This move serves as payback after Chicago signed former Packer offensive lineman Lucas Patrick earlier in free agency.
O'Donnell's experience makes the veteran a great addition to a unit that's looking to turn things around after a disastrous showing in 2021. O'Donnell played eight seasons for the Bears since being drafted by the team in 2014, recording a career punt average of 45.1 yards, the best in Chicago's history.
He's coming off a year where he averaged 46.2 yards per punt (No. 17 in the league), though he ranked T-No. 22 in punts inside the 20.
Hopefully O'Donnell will thrive with new special teams coach Rich Bisaccia in town.
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