NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Titans agreed to terms Saturday on a multi-year contract with veteran punter Brett Kern.
"I am truly honored and blessed to be a Titan for five more years," Kern posted on one of his social media accounts. "I cannot describe the excitement I have to represent the fans, the city of Nashville and the Titans organization."
One of the most consistent and productive punters in franchise history, the 6-foot-2, 214-pound Kern appeared in all 16 games in 2014, setting a franchise record with a 40.8-yard net average. He punted a career-high 88 times for a career-best 4,118 yards (46.8 avg.) with 28 kicks placed inside the opponents' 20-yard line. In addition, Kern boomed 37 punts of 50 or more yards, and his 46.8 gross average was the third-highest of his career.
In 2013 Kern placed a career-best 32 punts inside the 20-yard line with a career-low two kicks as touchbacks, while in 2012 he ranked fifth in the AFC with career-best 47.6 gross punt average.
Originally signed by the Denver Broncos as a rookie free agent in 2008, Kern was named to the All-Rookie team by Pro Football Weekly/PFWA and the Sporting News in 2008, when he ranked fifth in the league with a 46.7-yard punting average.
The Titans claimed Kern off waivers in the middle of the 2009 season. By 2011, he had already set new Titans/Oilers franchise records with his 39.4-yard net average and 31 punts inside the 20-yqrd line.
Titans Online looks back at the 2014 season of veteran punter Brett Kern. (AP Photos)