Underrated Matt Bosher Awarded By Falcons With Contract Extension


Matt Bosher of the Atlanta Falcons is at a position (punter), where he can easily be overlooked. Well, his team made sure that he was fully rewarded for his work.

"“The Falcons signed Bosher to a five-year extension through 2019, as reported by ESPN’s Field Yates. The deal includes a $2.5 million signing bonus and $5.95 guaranteed.”"

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Throughout games, you often see this former 6th round pick of the 2011 NFL Draft getting the ball inside their opponent’s 20 yard line. Keith Armstrong, the special teams coach, obviously knew that Matt Bosher deserved more money. Armstrong commented on Bosher’s new contract.

"“I think the best thing we did was Bosher really doing a good job of controlling the field position with the touchbacks,” Armstrong said. “And I thought also he did a nice job of hanging the ball on punts. That kind of contained them with fair catches and that type of stuff. When you talk about coverage, we really covered one kick because Bosh was on fire and really did a nice job placing it and hanging it. He’s done a really good job for us. Very professional; works on it year-round. Tough is the one thing that jumps out with him. When I look for a kicker or punter, I’m looking for a guy that’s not a typical kicker, but he’s got some toughness to him. And he’s got some legitimate toughness to him. He doesn’t back down from anybody. That’s kind of the guy we were looking for when we got him.”"

The Falcons also gave long snapper Josh Harris a couple more years in Atlanta, signing him through 2018 with a 500,000 signing bonus.