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Arizona Cardinals sign punter Tyler Newsome

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 29 CFP Semifinal at the Cotton Bowl Classic - Clemson v Notre Dame Photo by John Bunch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

We were waiting to see who the Arizona Cardinals signed with their open roster spot.

Now we know.

The Arizona Cardinals have signed punter Tyler Newsome to a one-year contract.

From the team:

The Arizona Cardinals Football Club today announced that the team has signed punter Tyler Newsome to a one-year contract. In accordance with club policy, terms were not disclosed.

Newsome (6-3, 219) played collegiately at Notre Dame and entered the league with the Chargers as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2019. He also spent time during the 2020 offseason with Kansas City. The 25-year old Newsome played 50 games at Notre Dame and punted 225 times for 9,909 yards (44.0-yard avg.) with a career long of 71 yards. He ended his Notre Dame career as the school’s record-holder for career punting average and single-game punting average. Newsome had 72 punts of 50+ yards and landed 75 punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line.

Seems like an offseason fill-in to keep veteran Andy Lee fresh, but I guess we will see if it is anything more.

Welcome to the desert, Tyler.