Raiders sign 5th-round pick Johnny Townsend to rookie deal
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed fifth-round pick Johnny Townsend to a four-year contract.
The team also announced deals Monday with undrafted free agent safety Dallin Leavitt and long snapper Drew Scott. Both players took part in this month’s rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.
Townsend, a punter, was selected 173rd overall by the Raiders in last month’s draft to replace the released Marquette King. He played in 44 games over his four-year career at Florida, averaging 46.2 yards per punt with 90 of his 240 punts being placed inside the opponents’ 20-yard line.
Townsend finished his collegiate career as Florida’s all-time leading punter in yards and punts, and ranks first in SEC history in career punting average.
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