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.



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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