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|Mar. 7 10:56 AM PT11:56 AM MT12:56 PM CT1:56 PM ET18:56 GMT2:56 AM 北京时间11:56 AM MST1:56 PM EST12:56 PM CT22:56 UAE13:56 ET17:56 - The Colts agreed to terms for a five-year deal with McAfee on Friday, keeping him off the free-agent market just four days before he could have signed with another team. McAfee announced the five-year deal on his Twitter page. Terms of the deal weren't immediately available.
Analysis: McAfee was Indy's seventh-round pick in 2009 and has never played for another team. Last year, the Colts tagged him as their franchise player. He responded by averaging 46.0 yards on 76 punts, including a net average of 38.5, and set a franchise record by pinning 27 punts inside the 20-yard line. He also recorded touchbacks on 41 of 86 kickoffs. McAfee holds franchise career records for kickoffs, touchbacks and gross punting average.
|Mar. 1 2:38 PM PT3:38 PM MT4:38 PM CT5:38 PM ET22:38 GMT6:38 AM 北京时间3:38 PM MST5:38 PM EST4:38 PM CT2:38 UAE (+1)17:38 ET21:38 - The Indianapolis Colts have given punter Pat McAfee the franchise tag, meaning he will be paid $2.977 million this season if he doesn't reach a long-term contract with the team. Under the franchise tag in 2013, a player is paid according to a formula based on salaries for the past five years at the position and their percentage of the total salary cap. With the non-exclusive tag, his team has the right to match any offer sheet, or get two first-round draft picks.
Analysis: McAfee finished his fourth NFL season ranked fifth in the league in punting with a 47.9-yard average. His 40.3-yard net average was the best of his career. McAfee also handles kickoffs for Indianapolis.