The Los Angeles Rams are cutting four-time First Team All-Pro punter Johnny Hekker. This move is reportedly being made to clear $2 million in cap space, at the expense of one of the best punters in the NFL today.
PFF’s Ari Meirov reported the news via his Twitter account on Tuesday morning.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) March 15, 2022
Not only was Hekker selected to those four All-Pro First Teams, which essentially means he was the NFL’s best punter in those years, but also made two All-Pro Second Teams, and was nominated to the Pro Bowl four times. He was also named to the NFL’s 2010s All-Decade team, earning him the honor of being named the best punter in that 10-year span.
Hekker was undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft, but was signed by the then-St. Louis Rams, and has been a member of the Rams ever since. He would go on to play in two Super Bowls for Los Angeles, winning one in 2022. He holds the Super Bowl record for longest punt, at 65 yards.
After being cut, Hekker becomes a free agent that can sign anywhere he wishes.
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