Patriots Sign Punter Sauerbrun

The New England Patriots signed a new punter today, 33-year old Todd Sauerbrun. Sauerbrun, who has has some off-the-field issues in his past, joins New England after Ken Walter was placed on injured reserve this week. The Patriots addressed the off field issues as a non-factor, opting to sign Sauerbrun as the best available punter out there.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Free agent punter Todd Sauerbrun signed with the New England Patriots today. Sauerbrun, a 12-year veteran, was signed to replace Ken Walter who was placed on injured reserve with a leg injury this week.

"We looked at all our options, and feel like this one is the best one for the football team," coach Bill Belichick said in his Friday press conference. "It's what I said earlier in the week we would do, and that's what we tried to do. Do what's best for the football team. That's always number one."

Sauerbrun, 33, will be the third punter for the Patriots this season. Josh Miller, the team's normal starter, injured his shoulder mid season and was placed on injured reserve. Walter was signed to replace Miller, but suffered an injury of his own. After Walter injured his leg against the Texans, the team worked out some free agents, namely Thomas Malone (Rookie -USC) and Sean Landeta (UFA – Eagles). Malone was signed to the Patriots practice squad.

In addition to Sauerbrun, the Patriots have two punters on the practice squad in Malone and Danny Baugher (Rookie – Arizona). Recommended Stories

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