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PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 28:  Drew Butler #9 of the Pittsburgh Steelers punts the ball against the Washington Redskins during the game on October 28, 2012 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Lions Sign Punter Drew Butler, Release Safety Gabe Lynn

Butler played 16 games with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2012 season in which he posted a net average of 37.8 yards on 77 punts.

97.1 The Ticket–07/25/2014

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 13: Tight end Joseph Fauria #80 of the Detroit Lions celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second half against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 13, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Lions defeated the Browns 31-17. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Lions’ Sam Martin Talks Joe Fauria Swinging And Missing In Softball [VIDEO]

Leave it to the punter to be a good softball player…

97.1 The Ticket–06/09/2014

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 09:  Havard Rugland #3 of the Detroit Lions kicks a 49 yard field goal during the third quarter of the pre-season game against the New York Jets at Ford Field on August 9, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Havard Rugland Is At It Again [VIDEO]

Remember “Kickalicious,” the Norwegian kicker who made the trick kick videos and came to the Detroit Lions training camp to compete against veteran David Akers?

04/25/2014

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 06: Sam Martin #6 of the Detroit Lions punts to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 6, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Sam Martin Thinks The Lions Are Super Bowl Bound Next Season [BLOG]

That’s right, Super Bowl champions!

97.1 The Ticket–01/10/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 20: Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick #27 of the Cincinnati Bengals tackles wide receiver Kris Durham #18 of the Detroit Lions during the first half at Ford Field on October 20, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Valenti And Foster: Were You Encouraged or Discouraged By The Lions This Week?

“When the game was over I wasn’t left saying ‘same old Lions’,” Foster said on his radio show Tuesday. “I thought Cincinnati was the better team.

CBS Detroit–10/22/2013

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 15:  The Detroit Lions line up on the side as punter Sam Martin #6 prepares to kick off to the Arizona Cardinals during the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 15, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. The Carindals defeated the Lions 25-21.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Punter Sam Martin Wins NFC Special Teams Player Of The Week

Even those most critical of the idea of drafting a punter had to appreciate Sam Martin’s performance Sunday.

CBS Detroit–09/25/2013

ORLANDO, FL - OCTOBER 20: Punter Blake Clingan #41 of the University of Central Florida Golden Knights sets to kick against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Bright House Stadium on October 20, 2007 in Orlando, Florida. UCF won 44 - 23. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Depth, Hang Time On Kicks Has Lions Special Teams Looking Solid

Based on what he saw in Friday’s preseason game, Lions head coach Jim Schwartz is optimistic.

CBS Detroit–08/15/2013

Sam Martin - drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 5th round. (Credit Sam Martin)

Lions Pick Appalachian State Punter Sam Martin

The Detroit Lions used their second pick of the final day of the NFL draft to select Appalachian State’s Sam Martin.

97.1 The Ticket–04/27/2013