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Published on 10/21/2009 at Wed Oct 21 19:30.
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Brett Kern

Denver Broncos punter Brett Kern didn’t have a good Monday night. The San Diego ChargersDarren Sproles answered Eddie Royal‘s heroics with a 77-yard punt return touchdown of his own, and the Broncos’ second-year punter only pinned one of three other punts behind the 20 (two touchbacks).

As a result, the Broncos worked out veteran P Mitch Berger Wednesday. The Denver Post notes:

Broncos coach Josh McDaniels called Kern over on the sideline and briefly talked to him after the touchdown return. Kern is currently 28th in the league in net average at 34.5.

As our bold-happy friends at the Colorado Sports Desk point out, Berger is a former Colorado Buffalo who played in the NFL for 15 seasons, most recently for the Pittsburgh Steelers (13 games in 2008, 41.3 avg.). Kern is averaging 46.1 yards per punt.

This isn’t the first time the Broncos have looked at other punters this season, and field position is an emphasized part of Josh McDaniels‘ gameplan. We’ll keep you posted.

Broncos take a look at Berger [Denver Post]
Broncos working out former CU punter [Colorado Sports Desk]

  • robtink242

    I'm scared of Berger he cost Pittsburgh a game last year against the Giants. Wonder why they didn't work out the punter we had in training camp. Then again i wonder why Shanny got rid of Sam P. but thats the NFL.

  • robtink242

    Sam Paulescu is still an option

  • Kyle

    Mitch, not Jeff, Berger. Thanks to CO Sports Desk

  • Josh Temple

    I really hope they don't give up on Kern already. I think he's been a solid punter for us and had some very nice punts during the Dallas game. One bad game does not make a career.

  • flbronc

    graham gano is still available i believe. he has a hell of a leg, he is a monster on kickoffs, punts, and is has better fg accuracy than prater. dont know if mcd will take a risk on him as he is a rookie….

  • joefromamherst

    Here is a guy who really wants to punt?

  • therealch3

    i'm ok with that only if ayiia and emilee become cheerleaders and we get full on dramabombs every week

  • Jim

    We should have kept Colquitt out of camp. This is the one mistake McD made. He had a great preseason and is actually a pretty fast runner. Too bad KC signed him and he's 2nd in the league now.

  • Jack

    The Colquitt on KC is Britton Colquitt's older brother, Dustin Colquitt. He's been KC's punter since 2005.

  • herc_rock

    I cannot believe Mitch Berger is only 37 years old. I could have sworn he was at least 45.

  • herc_rock

    Bring back Mike Horan!

  • Bob Mason

    He's been cut.

  • Tracy

    Why a coach would mess with a winning team is beyond me!