6:02 AM EDT, Tue September 01, 2015

Tim Masthay's slump hasn't led coaches to replace him

Four and a half seasons of consistent performance in one of the NFL’s most difficult environments is the main reason Tim Masthay should open the season as the Green Bay Packers’ punter.

Zook likens Masthay's 2014 struggles to baseball slump

Green Bay The easiest place to begin when examining punter Tim Masthay's disappointing 2014 season for the Green Bay Packers is with the numbers. - His net average of 37 yards was the lowest of his career - His number of fair catches forced (10) tied the lowest mark of his career - His number of punts inside the 20-yard line (14) was the worst of his career

Punter Tim Masthay chosen over Cody Mandell

In what amounts to a vote of confidence for veteran punter Tim Masthay, the Green Bay Packers released Cody Mandell, a first-year player from Alabama. Mandell was not at practice Monday.

Cutting Mandell an "encouraging sign from the organization toward me," Masthay says

Green Bay In what amounts to a vote of confidence for veteran punter Tim Masthay, the Green Bay Packers released Cody Mandell, a first-year player from Alabama.

Masthay gets vote of confidence, vows he won't get complacent

 Photo/ESPNWisconsin.com Tim Masthay (left), now the lone punter in camp, talks with long-snapper Brett Goode during practice Monday. GREEN BAY – Well, that didn’t take long.The Green Bay Packers’ punting competition ended – although winner Tim Masthay isn’t necessarily done proving himself – before the first preseason even began, as the team cut challenger Cody Mandell on Monday, two days after Family Night and three days before the exhibition opener at New England.Although all NFL punters know that they’re competing with on-the-street challengers every day even if there’s...

Tim Masthay ready to prove he's Packers' go-to punter

For the first time since arriving in 2010, punter Tim Masthay faces real competition for his job.

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