View Full Version : Broncos Waive Micah Knorr and sign...

12-09-2004, 05:00 PM
You guessed it, JASON BAKER! ROFL


Thursday, December 9, 2004
Special-Teams Shakeup

*** UPDATED 3:52 P.M. MST ***

Broncos Claim Baker Off Waivers; Let Go of Knorr

By Andrew Mason

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- In a major late-season special-teams shakeup, the Broncos waivedpunter/kickoff specialist Micah Knorr on Thursday afternoon, claiming Jason Baker off waivers in his place.


Knorr's Broncos tenure ended after playing in parts of three seasons for the club. He joined Denver halfway through the 2002 season after the team released longtime punter Tom Rouen, and handled punts and kickoffs for the 36 regular-season games since.

Knorr ranked 21st in the NFL in gross punting average this season, averaging 41.5 yards per kick. His net average of 34.2 yards represented a 2.0-yard improvement over last season, but it still ranked last in the NFL among players with at least 50 punts so far this season. His career net average is 33.5 yards.

Baker's career net average is 33.2 yards, with a career high of 35.2 with the San Francisco 49ers in 2001.

Knorr was the AFC's Special Teams Player of the Week back in Week 1 after booting touchbacks on six of seven kickoffs and posting a gross average of 56.5 yards on two punts. In the 11 games since, Knorr notched touchbacks on eight of 54 kickoffs, and notched a touchback on one of 27 kickoffs away from Denver.

Baker had touchbacks on two of 33 kickoffs during his four-game stint as the Colts' kickoff specialist, which began on Nov. 14 against the Houston Texans and ended four days ago. After serving as a full-time punter for the 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs during the 2001, 2002 and 2003 seasons, respectively, he only punted in two games for the Colts, averaging 37.8 yards on nine punts.

Indianapolis waived Baker on Wednesday after signing former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pro Bowler Martin Gramatica to serve as the Colts' kickoff specialist. Gramatica was waived by the Buccaneers nine days ago after enduring a two-month slump.

Ultra Peanut
12-09-2004, 05:08 PM

Rain Man
12-09-2004, 05:09 PM
This can't be serious.

go bo
12-09-2004, 05:14 PM
well, having him kick against us is probably a good thing...

big nasty kcnut
12-09-2004, 05:16 PM
thank you denver for making my day.

12-09-2004, 05:17 PM
I sure would like us to bring Knorr in for a look see.

Skip Towne
12-09-2004, 05:21 PM
The Genious has lost it.

Spicy McHaggis
12-09-2004, 05:23 PM
How bad was Knorr? I never thought of him as a bad punter.

Taco John
12-09-2004, 05:24 PM
Aw, you know you're just jealous...

12-09-2004, 05:31 PM
We should pickup Knorr. From what I remember he was really good on kickoffs and he's probably a better holder than Cheek.

12-09-2004, 05:33 PM
My position is firm: draft a new punter.

Ultra Peanut
12-09-2004, 05:34 PM
This is Stuponfucious.

12-09-2004, 05:37 PM
Dante will have a field day !

12-09-2004, 05:38 PM
Denver I welcome you to the KING of shanked punts. :thumb:

12-09-2004, 06:06 PM
The day Denver let Tom Rouen go was a bad day. Rouen was an excellent punter who was also the holder for Elam.
Knorr sucks and Baker sucks worse. The wheels have not flown off the wagon yet but they sure are a-whobblin'

12-09-2004, 06:07 PM
Denver I welcome you to the KING of shanked punts. :thumb:

I :fart: in your general direction!!

12-09-2004, 06:11 PM
for the next 10 days Dante will look like the guy in Iowanian's avatar


12-09-2004, 06:12 PM
Aw, you know you're just jealous...
Your avatar weirds me out.

That is an amazing thing when you consider the avatar I have.

12-09-2004, 06:24 PM
This could be a brilliant strategic move. They've picked up a punter who guarantees Dante won't get a return. Hard to get loose in the open field on a 20 yard punt or one that lands in the seats.

12-09-2004, 06:28 PM
Aw, you know you're just jealous...

Of what somebody we cut twice. ROFL

Seriously though has Knorr really been that bad? I mean that bad as in worse than Baker?

12-09-2004, 06:30 PM
I can hear First Down Elvis now...

"Shank you, shank you very much..."

12-09-2004, 06:30 PM
This could be a brilliant strategic move. They've picked up a punter who guarantees Dante won't get a return. Hard to get loose in the open field on a 20 yard punt or one that lands in the seats.
ROFL "And Denver set to punt from the 25... Dante Hall stands back at the 50 waiting to return it..."

12-09-2004, 06:31 PM
This has got to be a joke or simply a financial decision.

12-09-2004, 07:53 PM

12-09-2004, 08:13 PM
Knorr is terrible.