Punter Chris Hanson who joined the New England Patriots officially on Thursday, may be back in the free agency market soon. The New England Patriots worked out four punters on Friday; one day after Hanson punted for the Patriots against the New York Giants in their season finale.
New England signed Hanson to replace young punter Danny Baugher who was released earlier in the day. It appears that Hanson's performance wasn't up to the Patriots level of expectations despite punting 4 times for a 35.0 yard average with two punts inside the 20.
The four punters who had tryouts yesterday were: Sean Douglas, Paul Ernster, Ken Parrish and Sam Paulescu.
Hanson spent six seasons in Jacksonville (2001-06) before being replaced on the Jaguars roster by 2007 Draft pick, Adam Podlesh. Hanson also spent time with the Green Bay Packers and the Miami Dolphins. He was acquired by the Saints in May of 2007 and released last week.
Although the Patriots have yet to make an announcement on Hanson's future, the parade of free agents through Foxboro does not bode well for the punter.
Patriots Insider members learned about the possible future of Hanson prior to the New York GIants game, the same day he was signed. For more information, be sure to ASK AN INSIDER.
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