The Arizona Cardinals made it official today, as they have signed veteran punter Andy Lee to a contract and cut Matt Wile.
This wasn't unexpected, we talked about it on Saturday as being not only a possibility, but almost expected.
Lee is one of the better punters in the NFL, even at 35, from the team:
“Lee (6-1, 185) is a three-time Pro Bowl selection (2007, ’09, ’11) and three-time first-team All-Pro (2007, ’11-12) who has played 13 years in the NFL with San Francisco (2004-14), Cleveland (2015) and Carolina (2016). He has appeared in 201 games with 1,047 punts for 48,507 yards (46.3 yard avg.) and has a 39.5 yard net average and 343 punts landed inside the 20-yard line.
Lee played with the Panthers last season and spent the preseason with Carolina before being released on September 2.
The 35-year old Lee entered the NFL with San Francisco in 2004 as a sixth-round selection (188th overall) in the NFL Draft out of Pittsburgh. He played 11 seasons with the 49ers where set franchise records in punts (941), punting yards (43,468), gross average (46.2), net average (39.5) and punts inside the 20 (300). Lee has finished in the top 10 in the NFL in gross average in 10 of his 13 career seasons and he ranks ninth in NFL history in gross punting average (46.3 yards), 12th in net punting average (39.5 yards) and tied for eighth for punts inside the 20 (343).”
In another corresponding move, the Cardinals have placed T.J. Logan on the injured reserve, which makes him eligible to return if his wrist heals properly.
The Cardinals also filled their 10-man practice squad with the additions of Obum Gwachum and Bryson Albright, both linebackers.