Colts agree to terms with punter Pat McAfee

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INDIANAPOLIS (March 7, 2014) -The Boomstick will stay in Indy.

The Indianapolis Colts announced Friday that the team has agreed to terms with punter Pat McAfee in their latest free agency move.

Here’s more from the team:

McAfee punted 76 times for 3,499 yards (46.0 avg., 38.5 net) in 2013 and set a franchise single-season record with 27 punts pinned inside the 20-yard line, breaking his previous record of 26 in 2012. He also set a single-game franchise record with six punts pinned inside the 20 in Week 7 against Denver. McAfee handled 86 kickoffs during the season, resulting in 41 touchbacks. In two postseason games, he totaled six punts for 310 yards (51.7 avg., 44.7 net).

McAfee holds Colts career records in kickoffs (387), kickoff touchbacks (164), punting gross average (45.6) and punting net average (38.4). He also ranks fourth in franchise history in career punts (366) and punting yards (16,685) and third in punts inside the 20 (116). In 2012, McAfee set franchise single-season records for gross punting average (48.2), net punting average (40.3) and games averaging 50-plus gross yards per punt (five) while tying the record for kickoff touchbacks (45). In 2009, he was named to the PFW/PFWA and The Sporting News NFL All-Rookie Teams. McAfee was originally selected by the Colts in the seventh round (222nd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft out of West Virginia University.

McAfee tweeted this reaction to the news:

Thursday, the team announced the signing of former Cleveland Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson.