August 30, 2016

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers have a new punter after claiming Jacob Schum off waivers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and releasing veteran Tim Masthay.

General manager Ted Thompson made the move on Tuesday, two days after Tampa released Schum. The second-year player averaged 41.9 yards per punt last season for the Bucs, playing in all 16 games.

His first appearance for the Packers will likely come in Thursday night's preseason finale against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The release of Masthay came a day after he had seemingly won the punting job when the Packers released Green Bay native Peter Mortell. Masthay played in 96 regular-season games for Green Bay since 2010, averaging 44.2 yards on 390 punts.

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