Eagles reportedly sign former Steelers punter to practice squad – competition for Siposs?

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JANUARY 08: Philadelphia Eagles punter Arryn Siposs (8) looks on during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles on January 8, 2022 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

The Eagles have signed Punter Braden Mann to the practice squad which could signal the Ned of the Arryn Siposs era. Siposs has been elevated twice this season already and per the NFL’s ruling, players can only be elevated from the practice squad three times in a season before the team is forced to either cut the player or sign them to the active roster.

Eagles looking to replace Arryn Siposs?

Siposs has had a tough go in Philly. Last season he was heavily ridiculed for his lack of efficiency which has been another root problem in the special teams group. Britain Covey could be the next victim of the Practice Squad rules unless the Eagles lose a receiver and sign him onto the active roster.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – NOVEMBER 15: Philadelphia Eagles punter Cameron Johnston (1) holds the ball for Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott (4) during the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants on November 15, 2020 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

Braden Mann was just recently cut from the Steelers during the offseason but he previously served as the punter for the New York Jets over the last three years of his career. In 2022, Mann had a touchback rate of 9.6% last season while also landing 32.5% of his punts inside of his opponent’s 20-yard line.

This is a good move for Philly as the 25-year-old could provide so much-needed help on special teams. It looks like the Eagles could be bolstering up their special teams over the next few days to a week.

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