According to Matt Maiocco, the San Francisco 49ers have signed punter Colton Schmidt to a three year deal. Schmidt had 55 punts last year with Aggies for 2,445 yards. For the Niners, he’ll be able to spell Andy Lee and Phil Dawson. Full details of the contract are unknown, but Schmidt should be a good edition to the Niners.
49ers signed P Colton Schmidt to a three-year deal. He’ll provide camp breaks for Andy Lee and Phil Dawson.
— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) July 15, 2013
Having three kickers could be beneficial, but a three-year deal seems a bit lengthy, especially if the Niners have two kickers already. Still, it’s always good to have reinforcements. It would be a longshot for Schmidt to actually be getting some playing time during the regular season, but again, he will give Lee and Dawson breaks during the preseason.