Texans cut punter Bryan Anger, save $2.5 million in salary cap space

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The Houston Texans will leave no stone unturned when it comes to saving dollars for the salary cap.

According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans have released Bryan Anger, a move that will save the club $2.5 million in salary cap space in 2021.

Anger punted all 16 games for the Texans in 2020, providing 54 boots for an average of 46.4 yards per punt. Anger also kicked off twice for Houston in 2020.

“Bryan is an especially talented punter, always has been,” former special teams coordinator Tracy Smith told reporters on Oct. 27, 2020. “High draft pick, one of the highest drafted punters of all time. Has got the talent, he came in with that. And he’s a hard worker. He shows up every day. He’s good with the other guys. He’s a good holder, and he works on his craft. He punts and punts and punts. And he’s had good results to show for it.”

The Jacksonville Jaguars drafted Anger in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft from Cal. Anger was the highest-drafted specialist since 2012 until the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted Roberto Aguayo with a second-round pick in 2016.