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Scifres gets five-year contract with Chargers

Scifres gets five-year contract with Chargers

Press Release

Punter Mike Scifres has agreed to a new five-year contract with the Chargers.

Scifres, selected as a Pro Bowl alternate every season from 2004-09, set a team record with 46.7 yards per punt last year despite consistent pressure. The new contract runs through 2016.

“Mike has been a major part of our success over the years,” General Manager A.J. Smith said. “He is a premier punter and the ultimate team player. We are thrilled he will remain a Charger for years to come.”

“I was fortunate enough to get drafted here and potentially I’m going to be able to end my career here,” Scifres said. “It’s a great franchise and I...