Former Idaho standout gets a second chance in NFL

AP

Print Article

Austin Rehkow’s first stint in the NFL didn’t last long.

The University of Idaho’s all-time leader in field goals made (70) and punting average (45.8 yards per punt) signed as an undrafted free agent with the Buffalo Bills last April, but was cut by the team in August.

On Monday, the New York Giants revived Rehkow’s career chances by signing him to a future/reserve contract, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.

Rehkow, who worked out with the Giants on Oct. 25, was signed to provide incumbent punter Brad Wing with offseason competition. Wing ranked last in the NFL this season with a net average of 36.7 yards per punt.

Blessed to have signed with the @Giants yesterday and “kick” off the New Year on such a positive note! Lots of work to be done but look forward to the opportunity to compete as well as establish myself in the NY/NJ community!! pic.twitter.com/oJ0W2UAj9v— Austin Rehkow (@rehkow5) January 2, 2018 //

According to the Star-Ledger, reserve/future contracts are for players who weren’t on an active roster at the end of the season. They will be added to the Giants’ active roster when rosters expand to 90 players on the first day of the new league year, which is March 14. A reserve/future contract ensures that the player will be on the roster when the offseason program begins, but there are no guarantees beyond that.

Rachel Roberts: 208-377-6422, @byrachelroberts

Print Article

Read More Sports

‘Crucial mistakes’ cost Broncos their shot to take down the Mountain West champs

AP

January 21, 2018 at 8:50 pm | The Boise State men’s basketball team’s hopes of an upset at first-place Nevada bounced off the knee of Alex Hobbs and out of bounds with a three-point deficit and less than 20 seconds to play Saturd...

Comments

Read More

Down goes Idaho’s No. 1-ranked boys basketball team. Meet the 5A SIC’s new leader

AP

January 21, 2018 at 8:50 pm | Boise High coach Manny Varela preaches taking it one game at a time, not looking ahead and that each contest counts for only one game in the standings. But Saturday’s matchup between the No. 1- a...

Comments

Read More

?Crucial mistakes? cost Broncos their shot at Nevada

AP

January 21, 2018 at 6:09 am | The Boise State men’s basketball team’s hopes of an upset at first-place Nevada bounced off the knee of Alex Hobbs and out of bounds with a three-point deficit and less than 20 seconds to play Saturd...

Comments

Read More

CLEARWATER CLASSIC: CV, Clarkston win pod titles

AP

January 20, 2018 at 5:00 am | Carson Morrow, Christian Fabbi and Alfredo Gomez recorded three pins apiece to lead a strong showing by Clearwater Valley in a series of dual meets that kicked off the Clearwater Classic wrestling to...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 263-9534
PO Box 159
Sandpoint, ID 83864

©2018 Bonner County Daily Bee Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X