Titans Sign Punter Brett Kern To Contract Extension

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NASHVILLE, TENN. –** The Tennessee Titans have signed punter Brett Kern to a multi-year contract extension.

Kern completed his first full season with the Titans in 2010 and finished fifth in the AFC with a career-best 39.1-yard net avg. He appeared in all 16 games last season and registered career-highs with 77 punts for 3,302 yards. Over his first three seasons in the NFL, he ranks ninth in the league in net punting average (38.6).

The Titans claimed Kern off waivers from the Denver Broncos on Oct. 27, 2009. The Grand Island, N.Y., native saw action in 10 games for the Titans in 2009 and punted 37 times for 1,665 yards with 18 punts placed inside the 20-yard line. He appeared in the first six games of the 2009 campaign for Denver and punted 27 times for 1,245 yards (46.1 avg.), while placing nine punts inside the 20-yard line. Kern was originally signed by the Broncos as a rookie free agent on April 28, 2008. In 2008, he received all-rookie honors from Pro *Football Weekly/PFWA *and *The Sporting News *after appearing in all 16 games and ranking fifth in the league with a 46.7-yard gross punting average.

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