Falcons Sign Bosher, Harris to Extensions

Posted Sep 17, 2014

Falcons punter Matt Bosher and long snapper Josh Harris have been signed to contract extensions, the team has announced Wednesday

The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have signed punter Matt Bosher to a five-year contract extension and long snapper Josh Harris to a four-year contract extension.

Bosher, 6-0, 208 pounds, was selected by the Falcons in the sixth round (192nd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. In three-plus seasons with the Falcons, Bosher has punted 207 times for 9,426 yards with a 45.5 yard average and a 40.2-yard net average. He has dropped 77 punts inside the 20-yard line with just 12 landing in the end zone for touchbacks. Bosher has also kicked off 261 times with 126 touchbacks, and a 48.3 touchback percentage. He broke his own franchise record with a 41.1 yard net punting average in 2013.

Harris, 6-1, 224 pounds, was signed by the Falcons as a college free agent out of Auburn following the 2012 NFL Draft. In two-plus seasons with the Falcons, he has played in all 34 games serving as the Falcons long snapper on place kicks and punts. During that time, K Matt Bryant has hit 61-of-69 field goals (88.4 pct.), including 26-of-31 from 40-plus yards.

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