Texans sign former Eagles punter Cam Johnston to 3-year contract

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The Houston Texans are revamping their special teams with the release of punter Bryan Anger and not retaining long snapper Jon Weeks.

According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans signed former Philadelphia Eagles punter Cam Johnston to a three-year contract. after Philadelphia declined to place a tender on the restricted free agent. The deal is worth $8 million and provides Johnston with a $1 million signing bonus and $3 million guaranteed.

Johnston has produced a 47 yards per punt average over the past three seasons with a 42.1 net average. In 2020, Johnston averaged 46.7 yards per punt.

The Geelong, Australia, native played his college ball for Ohio State. Johnston has had just one punt blocked in his career and has also executed two kickoffs for a 59.0 average.