Press Release on Bengals Signing Shawn Powell and Placing Kevin Huber on IR


Dec 15, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber (10) leaves the field after being injured against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Courtesy of Cincinnati Bengals Public Relations, here is the release on today’s roster moves made by the Cincinnati Bengals regarding the signing of punter Shawn Powell and placing Kevin Huber on the injured reserve list:

The Bengals today made the following roster moves:

* Placed P Kevin Huber on the Reserve/Injured list. A fifth-year NFL player from the University of Cincinnati, Huber sustained a season-ending jaw fracture in Sunday’s game at Pittsburgh. The injury will halt at 81 a Huber streak of consecutive Bengals games played, currently the longest on the roster. Huber this week ranks eighth in the NFL in net punting average at 40.5. On Dec. 1 at San Diego, he tied a franchise record for longest punt (75 yards). He is the Bengals’ all-time leader in gross punting average (44.2), net average (39.1) and ratio of inside-20 kicks to touchbacks (3.69-to-1). Last year he set Bengals season records for gross average (46.6) and net (42.0).

* Signed free agent P Shawn Powell, a second-year NFL player from Florida State. Powell (6-4, 243) entered the NFL last season as a college free agent with Buffalo,, playing in the Bills’ last 13 games and setting a team rookie record with a gross punting average of 44.0. He played in Buffalo’s first five games this season, averaging 46.1 yards with a 35.2 net, with 10 inside-20 kicks and five touchbacks. He was waived by Buffalo on Oct. 4.

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