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Packers waive Justin Vogel, former Tide standout JK Scott to start at punter

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After selecting him in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on last week, the Green Bay Packers have decided to make JK Scott its starting punter for next season in releasing Justin Vogel. 

Per a tweet from ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, Vogel was waived from the franchise on Friday at the conclusion of one season. He averaged 44.4 yards per punt and posted a team record for net punt average at 41.6 yards.

Prior to getting drafted, Scott turned in an average of 45.6 yards per boot during his four-year career at the University of Alabama – including dropping 108 of his 244 attempts (44.3 percent) inside the opponents’ 20-yard line.  

The 6-foot-6, 208-pounder was a finalist for the Ray Guy honor in his freshman year, totaling 48 yards a punt in 2014.  

A native of Denver, Colo., he was twice named first-team All-Southeastern Conference in 2014 and 2016 while being a two-time national champion of the College Football Playoff in 2015 and 2017. 

Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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