Mike ScifresK CAR (7) 2 months ago
Scifres signed a one-year contract with the Panthers on Tuesday.
After being cut by the Chargers, where he spent the previous 13 seasons, Scifres will now head to Carolina to compete with Swayze Waters for the punting job. The 35-year-old averaged 45.3 yards per punt last season.
Mike ScifresK CAR (7) 3 months ago
Scifres was released by the Chargers on Saturday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
With the Chargers selecting Drew Kaser in the sixth of the 2016 NFL Draft and Scifres set to count $3.6 million against the cap, this move doesn't come as much of a surprise. While Scifres has suggested he would like to continue his career, it will be interesting to see if anyone would be willing to bring on the 35-year-old punter, as his play has dipped considerably following a 2014 surgery that repaired a fractured clavicle.
Mike ScifresK CAR (7) 2 years ago
Scifres is slated to undergo surgery to repair clavicular fracture, the San Diego Union Tribune reports.
Scifres, who has averaged 45.7 yards on 55 punts this season, is presumably done for the regular season, though the report suggests that a postseason return is plausible, should the Chargers qualify for the playoffs.
Mike ScifresK CAR (7) 5 years ago
Chargers agreed to a five-year extension with P Mike Scifres.
Scifres was set to become a free agent after this season. He's been the Chargers' punter since 2004 and has never missed a game, playing through a hernia injury in 2009. Scifres ranked third in the league last season with a 46.9 yards-per-punt average and the Chargers clearly didn't blame him for their 2010 special teams woes.