Former Redblacks and Ticats kicker Brett Maher to sign with Cowboys: report

Kicker and punter Brett Maher has agreed to terms on a contract with the Dallas Cowboys, according to ESPN’s Todd Archer.

Maher had arguably his best pro season with Ottawa in 2017 when he recorded a 46.7-yard punting average and made 82 per cent of his field goals (41-for-50). The 28-year-old hit the exact same number of field goals on as many attempts for Hamilton in 2016 with a 45.9 punting average.

After going unselected in the 2013 NFL draft, Maher signed with the New York Jets, but he was released two and a half months later. The Dallas Cowboys brought him in for two weeks of training camp that August and let him go. Winnipeg brought Maher to camp in 2014. Once the Bombers cut him he broke into the CFL with the Redblacks in 2014 by making 18-of-25 field goals and punting for a 45.4-yard average.

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12 Comments on Former Redblacks and Ticats kicker Brett Maher to sign with Cowboys: report

  1. Awaiting Moderation // April 4, 2018 at 4:29 pm //

    “His signing is more about not overworking Dan Bailey and Chris Jones in the offseason.”

    So, OTAs and training camp fodder then?

  2. How come Justin Medlock doesn’t get another look from down South? Or maybe he did at one point? Guy is money. Has to be one of the most underrated guys on a CFL roster.

  3. Green&Gold // April 4, 2018 at 6:25 pm //

    Good luck. Hope he makes it

  4. I’ve never understood why kickers from the CFL never get a better look from NFL teams. If you can kick a 50+ yarder in Hamilton, you can kick it anywhere in the NFL. I get it with punters where hang time and dead balling a kick inside the 10 are more important that distance and directional placement so the actual kicking skill set differs, but never understood it with kickers.

    • Cal Gary Shampeders // April 6, 2018 at 6:51 am //

      They already failed down south. That’s why they are in the CFL. And you don’t understand that?

  5. Why hasn’t Desjardins been more agressive with this position? Team is left with two unproven college kickers. Seems lately, more vets are leaving than staying.

  6. Edward Leslie // April 4, 2018 at 10:52 pm //

    Bleeding green:
    Justin Medlock has probably tried out for more NFL teams than any other CFL player in history. It must be at least 6 or 7. He managed to even crack the lineup in Carolina a few years back, and played two or three games.
    I think he’s probably had his share of tryouts.
    This will be Maher’s fourth try at the NFL. Will he make it? Maybe. Canadian Mike Vanderjagt went to Dallas years ago and played there and in Indianapolis. I think he still holds the record as the most accurate kicker in NFL history too.

    • Thank you sir… This is exactly the answer I was looking for. It is why I asked the question. Not to be trolled or called insane. Guess I should have known the way this site works and googled it myself! Cheers!

  7. John Hubert // April 4, 2018 at 11:39 pm //

    And don’t forget Jon Ryan has had a long and successful go in Seattle as punter.

  8. A lot of very GOOD kickers out there. Some from the NCAA, NFL, CFL and CIS. Just gotta sign em, be patient to a certain degree and let them do there thing. Pressure got to Medlock to a certain degree with the Panthers and the NFL for whatever reason do not like lefties as kickers. Bombers are lucky to have him. When he is zeroed in no doubt the best kicker in the CFL.

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