Former Pack Punter Signs with Buccaneers

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Former Wolf Pack punter Chase Tenpenny has signed a futures contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

A futures contract is like any other in the NFL, but it does not take effect until the start of the next league year. It's a way for a team to claim a player's rights.

Tenpenny had a great senior season at Nevada back in 2013, averaging 44.5 yards per punt. That was tied for the 11th best in the country.

He went undrafted but signed a free agent deal with the San Diego Chargers during the offseason. He made three punts during the preseason, averaging 41.7 yards. He was then released before the regular season began.

Tenpenny will have a chance to compete for a job against Bucs punter
Michael Koenen. Koenen is scheduled to earn $3.25 million in 2015, even though he struggled significantly this season. His 36.9 yard average was the second-worst in the NFL, and his 40.4 gross average was dead last in the league.