September 18, 2023   2 MIN READ

Got Their Mann

Birds Ink Punter To Practice Squad


The Eagles tried to claim punter Braden Mann off waivers last April, but lost out to the Steelers.

What’s that saying about not succeeding at first?

The Eagles on Monday signed Mann to their practice squad, per Inside The Birds’ Adam Caplan:

The Eagles later officially announced the transaction, and the release of punter Arryn Siposs from the practice squad.

Siposs, last year’s punter who struggled at times, and had an infamously poor punt almost returned for a touchdown in the Super Bowl, had been waived at the cutdown date and brought back to the practice squad.

The Eagles used two of their three elevations on Siposs against the Patriots in Week 1 and the Vikings in Week 2. Siposs averaged 43.4 yards per punt in the first two weeks, just 34.5 against Minnesota.

“We decided we wanted to make a change,” head coach Nick Sirianni said. “Arryn has been a great teammate, he was spot-on as a holder, but we felt like it was in the best interest of the team to to move forward with Braden.”

Braden Mann

Mann was one of two punters to make the Steelers’ initial 53-man roster but was waived the very next day and went unclaimed.

Mann, a 2020 sixth-round pick of the Jets out of Texas A&M, spent his first three seasons with the Jets and led the NFL in punt and punt yards as a rookie. For his career, he averages 45.4 yards per punt.

The Jets waived him in April to bring back veteran punter Thomas Morstead, and Mann was claimed by the Steelers, who he went to camp with this summer.

– Geoff Mosher (@geoffmoshernfl) is co-host of the “Inside the Birds” podcast and staff writer for

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