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Los Angeles Chargers release punter Drew Kaser

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The Los Angeles Chargers kicking woes have finally resulted in change, but it is not the change many advocated for and expected. Caleb Sturgis’ many missed kicks this season got someone cut, but it was not him. Punter Drew Kaser, who also holds on field goal attempts, has been released to make froom for Donnie Jones.

Adam Schefter reports via Twitter:

For his career, Sturgis has been a mediocre kicker. Kaser, meanwhile, has been at times a very solid punter. This is certainly an interesting way of going about fixing the Chargers terrible special teams.

If this seems unfair to the Chargers’ young punter, don’t shed too many tears for him. The Chargers punting results have been poor, at best, this season. Some of that is on the blocking in front of Kaser. Some of that is on the coverage team. But some of that is most definitely on Kaser himself.

Now, we just wait to see if Donnie Jones can cure what ails Caleb Sturgis.


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