Eagles Re-Signing Specialist on Second Day of Free Agency

The Philadelphia Eagles brought back Braden Mann, who helped stabilize the team's punting duties this past season.
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The Philadelphia Eagles made a couple of splash moves to open up free agency on Monday, signing Bryce Huff and Saquon Barkley to massive multi-year deals. 

However, Philadelphia knows they can’t rest on those big moves and need to make the smaller moves to get this team back to the Super Bowl. On the second day of free agency, the Eagles made a notable move on special teams that will make fans excited.

Eagles News: Philadelphia Inks Braden Mann to Two-Year Deal

Pro Football Network’s Adam Caplan reported that the Eagles and punter Braden Mann have agreed to a two-year, $4.2 million contract. Mann could make up to $5 million, with $2.775M guaranteed.

It’s not a shock to see the Eagles bring back the 26-year-old Mann, who did a tremendous job handling the punting duties last season. The former 2020 sixth-round pick joined Philadelphia’s practice squad last September after being cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Mann took over for 31-year-old punter Arryn Siposs, who struggled to start the 2023 season and in Super Bowl LVII against the Kansas City Chiefs. 

The 5-foot-11 Mann averaged 49.8 yards per punt this season, which was a career-high. Additionally, he had one punt that resulted in a touchback and 15 punts that landed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line.

The re-signing of a punter usually doesn’t make the news unless, but Mann brought stability to a special teams unit that was the best on the Eagles.

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