Washington Redskins Agree To Terms With Punter Sav Rocca on Two-Year Contract


Jan 6, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins punter Sav Rocca (6) kicks the ball during the second quarter of the NFC Wild Card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan reports that the Redskins have agreed to terms with punter Sav Rocca on a two-year deal.

While Paulsen says the deal has not yet been signed, it is expected to be finalized soon. Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun adds that Rocca will earn $2.24-million over the course of the deal, and also obtained a signing bonus of roughly $325,000.

After agreeing to terms on a four-year contract with Rocca’s long-snap battery mate Nick Sundberg on Sunday, the Redskins have now retained the two key players to their punt team. Other key special teams contributors Lorenzo Alexander and Brandon Banks are not expected to return, however at least one unit will stay consistent heading into 2013.

Despite his age (39) and playing with a torn meniscus, Rocca still managed to post a career high 43.9 yards per punt in 2012, including a season-long 61-yarder against Tampa Bay on September 30. Rocca got a late start to his career, signing his first pro contract with the Philadelphia Eagles at age 33 after spending time with Collingwood and North Melbourne in the Australian Football League. The Melbourne Native has spent the last two years in Washington, and his new deal will keep him in DC through 2014 when he will be 41.