Cardinals sign veteran punter Lee, release Wile

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - The Arizona Cardinals have signed former All-Pro punter Andy Lee to a two-year contract and released punter Matt Wile.

The 35-year-old Lee is entering his 14th NFL season. He played 11 with San Francisco, one with Cleveland and one with Carolina before being released by the Panthers on Saturday.

Lee was first-team All-Pro in 2007, 2011 and 2012 and made the Pro Bowl in 2007, 2009 and 2011.

In Arizona, he rejoins kicker Phil Dawson. Lee was Dawson's holder with the 49ers.

Lee has a career average of 46.3 yards per punt and a 39.5 net average. Of his 1,407 punts, 343 landed inside the 20-yard line.

Arizona coach Bruce Arians had been dissatisfied with punting candidates Wile and Richie Leone in the preseason.

© 2017 Associated Press


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