Bengals re-sign punter Kevin Huber to multi-year deal
The Bengals have re-signed punter Kevin Huber and long snapper Clark Harris to ive-year deals. Both players were set to become unrestricted free agents on March 12.
|The Bengals re-signed Kevin Huber to a five-year deal on Friday. (USATSI)|
The Bengals have re-signed punter Kevin Huber to a multi-year deal, according to Kevin Huber. Huber broke the news on Friday when he tweeted that he'll be spending the next five years in Cincinnati. The team also re-signed long-snapper Clark Harris. Both players were set to become free agents on March 12.
Huber's five-year deal is worth $14 million overall.
"Clark and Kevin are key specialists for us and it's great to have them in the fold before free agency begins," coach Marvin Lewis said in a statement. "They have played well and are still young guys. They are entering what should be the prime years of their careers."
Huber was a weapon for the Bengals in 2012, setting two single-season franchise records. Huber's 42-yard net punting average broke a team record that had stood since 1968, while his 46.6-yard gross punting average also set a team record. The four-year veteran led the league in 2012 with 11 punts downed inside the 5-yard line.
Huber has been with the Bengals since being taken by Cincinnati in the fifth round of the 2009 draft and has spent his entire football playing career in the city. Huber played high school football in Cincinnati, college football in Cincinnati and is now signed with the Bengals thru 2017.
As for Harris, he's been with the Bengals since signing as a free agent in October 2009.
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