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Rookie Mesko the Only Punter in Pats Camp

Yahoo Sports brought up an interesting tidbit, about how the only punter the Pats have in camp is rookie Zoltan Mesko:

Zoltan Mesko impressed the New England Patriots so much that they made him the first punter drafted this year. And now he’s the only player at that position in the team’s camp. The job seems like his to lose, but he sees it as his to win. “The NFL is a business, so you never know when your job is on the line, and I haven’t made the team,” Mesko said Tuesday. “I feel I’ve improved, but there’s still a lot of work left to be done.” He averaged 42.5 yards per kick in four seasons at Michigan and 44.5 yards as a senior. Now he has to work on kicking the ball exactly where his coaches want it – out of bounds, very high to force a fair catch or over the head of the returner. “It has to be quality over quantity,” Mesko said, “because in the game you’re called for one punt and you’ve got to deliver and I’d like to deliver for this team.”


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