Second-year pro signed with Bengals as free agent on Dec. 17, following season-ending injury to Cincinnati P Kevin Huber ... Entered NFL last season as a college free agent with Buffalo and played in last 13 Bills games, setting team rookie record with a gross punting average of 44.0.
2013 HIGHLIGHTS: Made Bengals debut in Game 15, punting four times for a gross average of 40.0 and a net of 34.5, with one inside-20 kick and no touchbacks ... Played for Buffalo in Games 1-5, averaging 46.1 yards with a 35.2 net, with 10 inside-20 kicks and five touchbacks ... While with Bills, aided 23-20 win Sept. 29 vs. Baltimore with 43.3 avg. on eight punts, with three inside-20s and one touchback.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Buffalo as college free agent on 5-2-12 ... Waived by Bills on 9-1-12, and re-signed by Bills on 9-25-12 ... Waived by Bills on 10-4-13 ... Signed with Cincinnati as free agent on 12-17-13.
After winning a Punt-a-thon to replace Kevin Huber for the two biggest games of the year against the NFL's two best punt return teams, Shawn Powell has gone from a Knoxville, Tenn., couch to the AFC North-leading Bengals.
No surprise here. Less than 48 hours after taking what many believe is an illegal hit that ended his season with a fractured jaw and a small broken bone in his neck, Bengals punter Kevin Huber, stand-up guy, was up and around Tuesday taking much of the blame for Antonio Brown's 67-yard punt return that blew open Sunday night's 30-20 loss to the Steelers. And in another non-shocking development, the NFL confirmed Tuesday what everyone knew Sunday. There should have been a flag and no TD.
From the death of his mother to the loss of a family business, Giovani Bernard has dealt with tragic obstacles to become the star he is today. Check out the Cincinnati Bengals running back's inspiring journey.
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