Buffalo Bills sign Canadian punter Jon Ryan

The Buffalo Bills of the National Football League signed punter Jon Ryan of Regina, Saskatchewan to a contract on Tuesday. The Bills become the third team Ryan has played for in the NFL. He previously was with the Green Bay Packers in 2006 and 2007 and then with the Seattle Seahawks from 2008 to 2017.

While with the Packers, Ryan had 144 punts for 6403 yards with his longest punt being 72 yards in the 2007 season. He averaged 44.5 yards per punt.

While with the Seahawks, Ryan had 770 punts for 34480 yards. Ryan’s longest punt was 77 yards, which came in the 2011 NFL season. His average punt with the Seahawks was 44.8 yards.

Also while the Seahawks, Ryan was part of Seattle’s team that won the 2014 Super Bowl. In Seattle’s 43-8 win over the Denver Broncos, Ryan was not very busy as he only had one punt for 45 yards.

It should be noted that Ryan’s punt average in 2017 was 45 yards, which was 0.3 yards more than his career average. That shows that even at the age of 36, Ryan seems to be punting at a very high level.

In addition to his NFL experience, Ryan has significant football experience while playing in Canada. He played university football with the University of Regina and then went on to play two seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2004 and 2005. While with the Blue Bombers in 2005, Ryan was a CFL All-Star and led the CFL with a punting average of 50.6 yards per punt and total punts with 118.

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