The Arizona Cardinals have re-signed punter Drew Butler.
As per team policy, terms of the new contract were not disclosed.
The move, which was announced Monday, means the restricted free agent will be back with the team as he looks to be the team’s primary punter for a second consecutive season.
Butler, 26, joined the Cardinals in 2014 while Dave Zastudil battled injury issues, and won the job outright in 2015. In 31 regular season games with the Cardinals, he has 139 punts for 5,903 yards, with 56 of the kicks landing inside the 20-yard line.
In 2014, Butler’s 34 punts inside the 20-yard line tied him with Philadelphia’s Donnie Jones for the most in the NFL.
Butler originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012. He punted in all 16 games for the team that season. In his career, he has punted 216 times for an average of 42.9 yards per kick, with 82 landing inside the 20-yard line.
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