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Former 49ers offseason punter has found a left-footed niche

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This is one way to stick around the NFL!

The Jacksonville Jaguars are in the midst of preparations for the New England Patriots, and they’re pulling out all the stops. Bill Belichick has a habit of only signing left-footed punters, and so the Jaguars are bringing in a left-footed punter to help them prepare.

If that name sounds familiar, it’s because Brock Miller spent time with the San Francisco 49ers a couple times this past year. The 49ers signed him in January, and released him in May. They then brought him in for a workout prior to Week 1 of the regular season to help prepare Trent Taylor and Victor Bolden for the Carolina Panthers’ left-footed punter, Michael Palardy.

There are only 32 punters in the NFL at a given time, leaving a lot of potentially talented players searching for any which way they can hang around the periphery of the league. As a left-footed punter, it would seem like Miller might have found that niche. He likely needs to hold down a full-time job, but he’ll get the occasional flight out somewhere to offer up a different look to help a team prepare.

The lesson here? Develop your kids as left footed punters (a close second behind left-handed relievers in baseball).