After releasing Bryan Anger on Tuesday, the Bucs aren’t done making roster moves to the kicking game. According to ESPN’s Dan Graziano, the Bucs are expected to sign former 49ers punter Bradley Pinion to a four-year deal.
PUNTER NEWS! Free-agent punter Bradley Pinion plans to leave the 49ers to sign a four-year deal with the Buccaneers, per source. Pinion was the Niners’ 5th-round pick in the 2015 draft and also handled kickoffs in San Francisco.
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) March 12, 2019
Pinion spent four years on the 49ers and averaged 43.7 yards per punt during the 2018 season. He also handled kickoff duties for the team, which is an important factor for the Bucs that could signal a return of field goal kicker Cairo Santos, who doesn’t have the strongest leg on kickoffs. Pinion could take over that role, letting Santos focus primarily on field goals and extra points if they were to re-sign him.
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