Vikings sign P Britton Colquitt

The Minnesota Vikings have signed P Britton Colquitt, the team announced today. Colquitt joins the Vikings after being released by the Cleveland Browns on Saturday. To make room for Colquitt, Minnesota waived P Matt Wile.

In 2018, Colquitt, 34, was voted a team captain by his teammates. He tied a Browns’ franchise record with 32 punts inside the 20-yard line and was named a Pro Bowl alternate.

The 10-year veteran has appeared in 144 career games with the Denver Broncos (96 games) and Browns (48 games) and has 718 career punts with a 39.3 career net average. Colquitt has punted in 10 playoff contests, including Super Bowl XLVIII and Super Bowl 50, helping the Broncos win Super Bowl 50 after punting eight times, landing two inside the 20-yard line and posting a 45.6 net average. The former Tennessee Volunteer also set Broncos (42.1 in 2012) and Browns (40.6 in 2017) franchise records for single-season net punting average.

Britton and his brother, Dustin, who is in his 15th season with the
Kansas City Chiefs became the first pair of brothers to punt in the NFL since 1941. Britton joins S Harrison Smith as Knoxville, Tennessee, natives on the Vikings roster.

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