Cam Johnston, Texans conform to contract


There weren’t an entire lot of brilliant spots on the Eagles’ roster final season, however one fairly dependable contributor was punter Cameron Johnston. Heading into the offseason, Johnston was a restricted free agent, however the crew didn’t tender him, and now he’s headed to the Houston Texans on a three-year, $8 million deal.

Johnston was with the Eagles for 3 seasons and by no means missed a recreation, which is spectacular as a result of he was used fairly a bit within the years for the reason that crew’s Tremendous Bowl win. He averaged over 46 yards per punt in every of his three years, and in 2020, had a career-high 3,318 yards on 71 punts.

The punter set a single-season franchise document in 2018 with 48.1 gross yards per punt and 42.7 web yards per punt. In 2019, he punted for 3,292 yards, ending his first two seasons with the best gross (47.2) and web (42.5) punting averages in Eagles historical past.

Along with being among the best punters within the league final season, Johnston additionally had numerous standout performances throughout his time in Philly, together with an 81-yard bomb in the course of the 2018 preseason, and completely leveling returners on multiple event.

The Eagles will transfer ahead with a brand new punter. Arryn Siposs is their just one at the moment beneath contract.

(Compensatory choose observe: Johnston will NOT rely in direction of the Eagles’ formulation since he was initially a restricted free agent and Philly opted to not tender him.)

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