After releasing Derrick Frost on Monday, the Green Bay Packers signed his replacement today (Wednesday), Jeremy Kapinos. Kapinos was a Ray Guy Award finalist at Penn State in 2007 and beat out three other punters that were trying out for the job in Green Bay.
Kapinos joined the Jets as a rookie free agent last year and was released before the start of the regular season. He was then signed to the Jets' practice squad and was later activated for three games, punting in one game against Tennessee. He averaged 41.6 yards gross and 36.4 net on his five attempts.
Kapinos will practice for the first time with the Packers on Thursday.
Asked what he expected out of his new punter, coach Mike McCarthy said, “I want him to punt the ball in the right direction.”
The Packers also signed free agent wide receiver Lorne Sam to their practice squad. Sam was previously with the Denver Broncos.