New Chiefs punter brings some speed

Florida punter Tommy Townsend could be an extra weapon on special teams as the Chiefs plan their title defense for the fall.

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May 7, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Florida punter Tommy Townsend runs a fake punt for a first down during the University of Florida versus University of Miami college football game at Camping World Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. Photo by Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS

The competition to be Dustin Colquitt’s replacement as the Chiefs punter appears to be between Tyler Newsome and Tommy Townsend.

Newsome is a former Notre Dame punter who was in camp with the Chargers last fall.

Townsend played for the Florida Gators last season, and received a contract with $82,500 guaranteed, including a $7,500 signing bonus, Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network reported.

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