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Masthay Finally Ends Punting Merry-Go-Round

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Who's the best punter since midseason last year? That would be Tim Masthay, who has outkicked the next two punters on the list and stymied three of the NFL's top returners this season. His Aussie-style kick is a major reason why he ranks so highly in many categories.

Ted Thompson could build a football team but he couldn't find a punter. "We've struggled during my tenure (to find a punter)," general manager Ted Thompson said during training camp. "I'm sure it's been pointed out by all of you guys. If you have one, then you kind of say it's easy to find those guys. It's when you're looking for one when it gets hard." For Thompson, it was hard. In 2005, he...

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