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Bengals | Team to work out B. Sander

Wed, 02 May 2007 09:20:00 -0700

The Cincinnati Bengals announced Wednesday, May 2, that they will work out free-agent P B.J. Sander (Packers).

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Rams | Sander released

Sat, 21 Apr 2007 10:15:44 -0700

Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams P B.J. Sander has been released from the team.

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Rams | Sander signs

Wed, 07 Mar 2007 21:32:12 -0800

Nick Wagoner, of StLouisRams.com, reports free agent P B.J. Sander has signed with the St. Louis Rams.

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Vikings | Sander worked out for team Wednesday

Thu, 14 Dec 2006 16:28:31 -0800

Free agent P B.J. Sander (Packers) worked out for the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday, Dec. 13.

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Packers | Sander cap costs

Mon, 21 Aug 2006 20:19:38 -0700

Bob McGinn, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports released Green Bay Packers P B.J. Sander will count $145,906 against the Packers' salary cap this season and another $145,906 in 2007.

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Packers | Sander released

Mon, 21 Aug 2006 12:15:38 -0700

The Green Bay Packers have released P B.J. Sander.

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Packers | Sander gets back into the punting race

Sun, 20 Aug 2006 06:32:53 -0700

Jason Wilde, of the Wisconsin State Journal, reports after dominating with distance during the offseason and in the first few weeks of training camp, Green Bay Packers P Jon Ryan may have ceded whatever advantage he had over incumbent P B.J. Sander by dropping a snap on his first attempt while Sander had a steadier, more consistent showing Saturday evening, Aug. 19. On his first punt, following the opening possession of the game, Sander boomed a 61-yarder with 5.1 seconds of hang time. It also seemed significant that Sander got to go first, since Ryan had been kicking first in practice and in last week's loss at San Diego.

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Packers | Ryan wins Round 1

Sun, 13 Aug 2006 06:08:27 -0700

Packers.com reports Green Bay Packers P Jon Ryan had the better punting night Saturday, Aug. 12, in the battle with P B.J. Sander for the starting job. On four punts, Ryan averaged 46.3 yards gross and 41.0 net. His long was a 55-yarder but his best overall punt was his third one, a 51-yarder that he angled out of bounds for no return. Sander averaged 36.7 yards on three punts, with a net average of 33.7.

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Packers | Sander gets longer hang time on punts

Fri, 11 Aug 2006 18:55:46 -0700

Bob McGinn, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers P B.J. Sander averaged a hang time of 4.40 seconds on his 10 punts during practice Thursday, Aug. 10. P Jon Ryan averaged a hang time of 4.20 seconds on his 12 punts.

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Packers | Sander averages 50 yards per punt Friday

Sat, 05 Aug 2006 09:56:33 -0700

Cliff Chirstl, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers P B.J. Sander averaged 50 yards per punt during practice Friday, Aug. 4. He attempted six punts from his own three-yard line with a slight breeze at his back.

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Packers | Sander competes with Ryan in punting drill

Tue, 01 Aug 2006 20:30:40 -0700

Rob Demovsky, of PackersNews.com, reports Green Bay Packers P B.J. Sander and P Jon Ryan participated in a punting drill Tuesday, Aug. 1, where they attempted to place the ball inside the 10-yard line while kicking from the opponents' 45-yard line. Sander placed three punts inside the 10 with one being fair caught at the 10. Ryan placed four punts inside the 10 with one being fair caught at the 10.

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Packers | J. Ryan gets more distance on punts than Sander

Sun, 30 Jul 2006 13:57:49 -0700

Mike Vandermause, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports Green Bay Packers P Jon Ryan has considerably more distance on his punts than P B.J. Sander during the morning practice Sunday, July 30. It was the second time in three days that Ryan out-punted Sander.

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Packers | Ryan appears to have edge heading into training camp

Thu, 13 Jul 2006 07:57:04 -0700

Rob Reischel, writing for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers P Jon Ryan appears to have the edge over P B.J. Sander heading into training camp. While the competition is not over yet, Ryan is confident with the performance he has turned in so far. "It was a really good first step towards putting myself in position to be the guy," Ryan said. "I don't know exactly how they feel about it, but I feel pretty confident."

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Packers | Ryan takes aim at Sander's job

Fri, 16 Jun 2006 22:34:00 -0700

Todd Rosiak, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers P Jon Ryan is taking aim at earning the team's punter job. To do so, he'll have to beat out incumbent P B.J. Sander. Although he has no previous NFL experience, the 6-foot, 202-pound Ryan did post impressive numbers in the CFL. He averaged a league-record 50.6 gross yards per punt last season for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, with a long of 82. In 2004, his first in Winnipeg, he booted a 92-yarder. Ryan and Sander have had limited opportunities thus far to punt in a team setting but when they have, the results have been inconsistent. Once the Packers' voluntary workouts wrap up Wednesday, June 21, Ryan plans on returning to Canada to train. Consistency is his No. 1 goal.

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Packers | Punters hold for place kickers

Fri, 16 Jun 2006 18:32:19 -0700

Cliff Christl, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers P Jon Ryan and P B.J. Sander performed the holding for the place kickers as they completed their drills for Friday, June 16. Head coach Mike McCarthy said the quarterbacks were still in the mix as holder candidates.

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Packers | Sander could be on the hot seat

Thu, 15 Jun 2006 09:16:22 -0700

Rob Reischel, of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers P B.J. Sander could find himself off the team before the 2006 season starts. Sander finished the 2005 season ranked 30th in the NFL in gross average with 39.2 yards and was ranked 31st in net average with 33.9 yards. Sander also struggled as the team's holder for former PK Ryan Longwell last season. Sander will have to hold off P Jon Ryan, but the team could decide to sign a veteran if neither Sander nor Ryan is impressive.

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Packers | Ryan takes lead at punter job

Wed, 31 May 2006 18:08:51 -0700

Cliff Christl, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers P Jon Ryan appears to have taken a clear lead over B.J. Sander in the battle to become the team's punter. Not only did Ryan punt first and receive more opportunities on the first day of the Packers' organized team activities, he outpunted Sander by a landslide. Ryan set the CFL single-season record last season with a 50.6 average. As a rookie the previous season, he averaged 43.2 yards.

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Packers | Position battles at punter and kicker

Wed, 31 May 2006 07:14:53 -0700

Lori Nickel, of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, reports the Green Bay Packers will have a battle that will last through training camp at both punter and place kicker. Green Bay Packers PK Billy Cundiff and PK Dave Rayner will battle for the right to kick field goals. Green Bay Packers P B.J. Sander and P Jon Ryan will be in competition for the starting punter position. "These guys are going to tell us who is going to be the guy," said Green Bay special teams coordinator Mike Stock. "Somebody will emerge, and if takes through the pre-season of all the games we're going to be involved with, then so be it."

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Packers | Ryan brought in to improve punting game

Mon, 22 May 2006 13:39:35 -0700

Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports the Green Bay Packers acquired P Jon Ryan in the offseason to challenge the team's incumbent starter, P B.J. Sander. In 2005, Sander put up poor numbers and the team finished No. 30 in the league in gross average per attempt with 39.2 yards to go along with No. 31 in the league in net average with 33.9 yards. Ryan, on the other hand, had an extremely successful season in 2005 in the CFL, breaking the league's single-season punting record with 50.6 yards. Ryan will need to adjust his style to gain more hang time, but he feels he can punt in the NFL and will try to prove it in the offseason.

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Packers | Sander may be able to practice at minicamp

Thu, 04 May 2006 05:58:20 -0700

PackersNews.com reports Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said P B.J. Sander (leg) might be able to practice at this weekend's minicamp, if he get clearance from team doctors during a physical exam Thursday, May 4.

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Packers | Team starts conditioning program Monday; three punters will be there

Sat, 18 Mar 2006 19:56:35 -0800

Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports all three Green Bay Packers punters, B.J. Sander, Jon Ryan and Ryan Flinn, will be in attendance Monday, March 20, when offseason workouts begin. Special teams coach Mike Stock said the three won't start punting for at least a week because he wants to work on conditioning, flexibility and ball-handling, but he said it wouldn't be long before he'd get a good idea of what he has.

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Packers | Sander placed on IR

Thu, 22 Dec 2005 15:13:36 -0800

Green Bay Packers P B.J. Sander (knee) was placed on Injured Reserve, which ends his 2005 season.

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Packers | Sander likely to miss Week 16

Wed, 21 Dec 2005 18:21:45 -0800

Green Bay Packers P B.J. Sander (knee) is likely to miss Week 16 due to a bruised knee. If Sander were unable to play, the club could decide to use PK Ryan Longwell as their punter or they might sign a free agent to handle the punt duties Sunday, Dec. 25.

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Packers | Sander injured; undergoing tests

Tue, 20 Dec 2005 17:59:58 -0800

Green Bay Packers P B.J. Sander (knee) was the victim of a low block during Week 15 and has undergone an MRI for his injured knee. Sander will be further evaluated later this week leading up to Week 16.

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Buccaneers | Baker Has a Tryout

Fri, 23 Sep 2005 21:19:41 -0700

Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers "tried out" free agent P Steve Baker (Bills) Friday, Sept. 23. He just happens to kick with his left foot like this week's opponent, Green Bay Packers P B.J. Sander. WRs Ike Hilliard and Mark Jones, the Buccaneers top punt returners, fielded about a dozen kicks each from Baker. Punt returners say a ball kicked by a left-footed punter has a different spin to it and comes down differently than a ball kicked by a right-footed punter.

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Packers | GM Not Looking at Other Punters

Wed, 17 Aug 2005 12:44:44 -0700

Rob Demovsky, of PackersNews.com, reports Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson has said he has no plans to bring in another punter into training camp to take some of the workload off P B.J. Sander (knee).

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Packers | Tendinitis Could Be Bothering Sander

Wed, 17 Aug 2005 12:44:21 -0700

Rob Demovsky, of PackersNews.com, reports there is some concern that Green Bay Packers P B.J. Sander (knee) could be affected by knee tendinitis in his right leg. Although Sander is a left-footed punter, the concern is that the injury in his right leg is affecting his kicking. Sander has been getting treatment for the injury and had ice on the knee following the Thursday, Aug. 11, preseason game against the San Diego Chargers. Sander wore a protective sleeve on the knee during the Tuesday, Aug. 16, practice. In an attempt to rest the knee, the team has tried to limit his work to one practice a day.

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Packers | Sander Shaking Off the Rust

Sat, 30 Jul 2005 20:34:50 -0700

Jeff Fedotin, of Packers.com, reports Green Bay Packers head coach Mike Sherman said P B.J. Sander is shaking the rust off and did a bit better during practice Saturday, July 30.

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Packers | Keeping in Touch With Landeta

Fri, 22 Jul 2005 13:44:02 -0700

Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the Green Bay Packers have kept in touch with free agent P Sean Landeta (Rams), just in case P B.J. Sander does not pan out. The Packers have suggested that Landeta, a 20-year veteran, keep his leg in shape.

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Packers | Possibly Eyeing Landeta?

Tue, 19 Jul 2005 21:31:29 -0700

Bob McGinn, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson has spoken with free agent P Sean Landeta (Rams) about joining the team if P B.J. Sander struggles during training camp.

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Packers | Sander Finished Atop NFLE in Net Average

Fri, 15 Jul 2005 15:24:18 -0700

Jeff Fedotin, of Packers.com, reports Green Bay Packers P B.J. Sander finished first in NFL Europe with a 36.6-yard net average for the Hamburg Sea Devils.

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Packers | Sander Listed as Starting Punter, Holder

Fri, 15 Jul 2005 15:23:33 -0700

Jeff Fedotin, of Packers.com, reports Green Bay Packers P B.J. Sander is listed as the starting punter on the team's depth chart heading into training camp. Sander is also listed as the No. 1 holder for PK Ryan Longwell as well.

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Packers | Sander Looking to Regain Strength

Mon, 27 Jun 2005 21:51:59 -0700

Jeff Fedotin, of Packers.com, reports Green Bay Packers P B.J. Sander is currently working out at the team's training complex in an effort to add some muscle that he lost while playing in NFL Europe this spring, where he dropped from 215 to 209 pounds. Sander also said he'll be resting his kicking leg until the start of training camp.

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Packers | Sander Returns to Practice

Thu, 09 Jun 2005 19:05:44 -0700

WBAY.com reports Green Bay Packers P B.J. Sander returned to practice Thursday, June 9, after he returned from his NFL Europe stint. He hit a few punts during the special teams practice. He thinks his NFL Europe experience will help him. "I think I know what to expect now, more than last year," said Sander. "I think I am ready to handle everything better. I know the job is open, and if I do what I am capable of, I can show the coaches I can do the job."

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Packers | Sander to Practice

Thu, 09 Jun 2005 11:36:04 -0700

Lori Nickel, of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers P B.J. Sander was expected to get some punting practice Thursday, June 9.

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Packers | Sander Leads the Punter Race, for Now

Wed, 08 Jun 2005 07:17:50 -0700

Rob Demovsky, of PackersNews.com, reports Green Bay Packers P B.J. Sander has a slight lead in the race to become the team's punter for the 2005 season. He's just finished up a season in NFL Europe. Special teams coach John Bonamego called Sander's NFL Europe performance "solid" but said he "wouldn't say it was spectacular."

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Packers | Sander Won't be at Minicamp

Tue, 31 May 2005 19:59:18 -0700

Lori Nickel, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers P B.J. Sander will not be at the team's minicamp that starts Wednesday, June 1 because he is finishing up the NFL Europe season this weekend. Sander could return to the minicamp in time to observe the last two days.

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Packers | No Plans to Add a Punter

Sat, 14 May 2005 04:16:56 -0700

Pete Dougherty, of PackersNews.com, reports Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson said he has no plans to add a veteran punter in time for training camp. P B.J. Sander, P Bryce Benekos and P Brooks Barnard are currently competing for the Packers' punting job. They have a total of one game of NFL experience amongst them. Carolina Panthers P Todd Sauerbrun may become available after June 1, if he's not traded, but it is unlikely the Packers would pursue him due to the salary he would command on the open market. In the meantime, Thompson appears content to wait and see what he has in Sander, Benekos and Barnard. Sander is currently punting well in NFL Europe.

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Packers | Sander NFL Europe Update

Mon, 11 Apr 2005 21:25:59 -0700

Green Bay Packers P B.J. Sander, currently allocated to the Hamburg Sea Devils of NFL Europe, booted four kicks for an average of 43.0 yardsówith a net average of 36.3 yards per kickóduring Week 2 of NFL Europe play. His four punts included two that came down inside the opposition's 20-yard line and a 65-yarder that was downed at the six.

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Packers | Sander NFL Europe Update

Mon, 04 Apr 2005 21:22:59 -0700

Dave Lawrence, of Packers.com, reports Green Bay Packers P B.J. Sander, currently allocated to the Hamburg Sea Devils of NFL Europe, punted three times for an average of 44.3 yards per kick during Week 1 of the NFL Europe season.

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Packers | Sander Joins Sea Devils

Sat, 05 Mar 2005 19:23:53 -0800

Updating previous reports, Green Bay Packers P B.J. Sander will play for the Hamburg Sea Devils of NFL Europe, according to Dave Lawrence of Packers.com.

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Packers | Sander Allocated to NFL Europe

Mon, 14 Feb 2005 14:30:38 -0800

The Green Bay Packers have allocated P B.J. Sander to NFL Europe.

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Packers | Week 18 Inactives

Sun, 09 Jan 2005 12:39:05 -0800

The Green Bay Packers have declared P B.J. Sander, OT Brad Bedell, CB Chris Johnson, DL Colin Cole, QB J.T. O'Sullivan, WR Robert Ferguson, TE Sean McHugh, OT Steve Morley inactive for Week 18.

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Packers | Week 17 Inactives

Sun, 02 Jan 2005 09:20:49 -0800

The Green Bay Packers have declared P B.J. Sander, CB Chris Johnson, DL Grady Jackson, QB J.T. O'Sullivan, RB Najeh Davenport, WR Robert Ferguson, TE Sean McHugh, OT Steve Morley inactive for Week 17.

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Packers | Week 16 Inactives

Fri, 24 Dec 2004 11:16:02 -0800

The Green Bay Packers have declared P B.J. Sander, CB Chris Johnson, QB J.T. O'Sullivan, DL Kenny Peterson, OG Kevin Barry, WR Robert Ferguson, TE Sean McHugh, OT Steve Morley inactive for Week 16.

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Packers | Week 15 Inactives

Sun, 19 Dec 2004 12:13:44 -0800

The Green Bay Packers have declared P B.J. Sander, CB Chris Johnson, QB J.T. O'Sullivan, DL James Lee, OG Kevin Barry, LB Na'il Diggs, OT Steve Morley inactive for Week 15.

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Packers | Week 14 Inactives

Sun, 12 Dec 2004 12:32:34 -0800

The Green Bay Packers have declared P B.J. Sander, CB Chris Johnson, DL Colin Cole, DL Corey Williams, OG Kevin Barry, LB Na'il Diggs, OT Steve Morley inactive for Week 14.

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Packers | Week 13 Inactives

Sun, 05 Dec 2004 12:15:01 -0800

The Green Bay Packers have declared P B.J. Sander, OT Brad Bedell, CB Chris Johnson, DL Colin Cole, DL Corey Williams, QB J.T. O'Sullivan, RB James Jackson, OT Steve Morley inactive for Week 13.

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Packers | Week 12 Inactives

Mon, 29 Nov 2004 17:06:11 -0800

The Green Bay Packers have declared RB Ahman Green, P B.J. Sander, OT Brad Bedell, CB Chris Johnson, DL Corey Williams, TE David Martin, QB J.T. O'Sullivan, OT Steve Morley inactive for Week 12.

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Packers | Week 11 Inactives

Sun, 21 Nov 2004 16:52:21 -0800

The Green Bay Packers have declared P B.J. Sander, OT Brad Bedell, CB Chris Johnson, DL Corey Williams, TE David Martin, QB J.T. O'Sullivan, RB Najeh Davenport, OT Steve Morley inactive for Week 11.

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