Titans punter news!
The Tennessee Titans are working out former Jets Punter Lachlan Edwards this Tuesday. He could be a solid addition to the team with the roster in its current shape.
The Tennessee Titans have had some trouble on special teams so far this season. Adding Former Jets punter Lachlan Edwards could help move the group in a positive direction with Brett Kern likely out this weekend.
Brett Kern is an All-Pro punter, and one of the best in the league, so it will be tough to replace him. But Edwards can bring a new energy to the team this weekend that can have special teams looking good.
Brett Kern is fifth in the league in punt average at 48.3 yards per punt. He isn’t having his best season, but it’s still a good one nonetheless.
Even with Kern’s success, the special teams have not been great. The Titans are 14th in yards per punt return at 7.1, and 32nd in yards per kick return at 17.1. Therefore much of the struggles are not on Kern’s shoulders.
Who is Lachlan Edwards?
The 28-year-old Australian native has played for the New York Jets his whole career and really has not been that bad of a punter.
In his first season, he punted 75 times for 3286 yards with an average of 43.1. Quickly the next two years, Lachlan Edwards would establish himself as a decent punter, and average 45.9 yards a punt.
Lachlan Edwards has only had his punt blocked once in his career. It came in 2016, during his rooking season.
Lachlan Edwards has yet to play in 2020 and hasn’t played a game since the last week of 2019. At the end of the 2019 season, the Nets would move on without Edwards to save some salary cap.
Lachlan Edwards is by no means the All-Pro punter that Brett Kern is. However, he is good enough to fill the void while Kern is out.
Also of note
Aside from Edwards, the Tennessee Titans are also working out two punters that you might know.
Dustin Colquitt played his college football in Tennessee before a decade and a half in Kansas City and then a brief stint with the Pittsburgh Steelers. For UT fans it would be some fun nostalgia to see him in the stands.
Then you may be able to guess where Ryan Allen has played before in the NFL, I’ll give you a second to guess…did you say New England? If so then you nailed it.
The one other thing you might know about him is that he is “left-footed” something that Bill Belichick really likes because the ball spins in a different way than it does with most punters who are “right-footed”. That change leads to muffed punts and more opportunities for offenses.