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Kapinos, Brooks No Strangers To Competition

Discussion in 'Official Packers.com News' started by News Bot, Apr 21, 2009.

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    As the competition at punter unfolds in Green Bay this summer, don't expect Jeremy Kapinos or Durant Brooks to blink in the face of the pressure.

    That's because both young punters already have gone through a job competition in the NFL before, and both believe they've become better punters because of it.

    For Kapinos, that competition was last year with the Jets, though it didn't last as long as the former Penn State standout was hoping. Holding his own through organized team activities (OTAs) and mini-camps in what was portrayed in the New York media as a close battle with Ben Graham, Kapinos was released prior to the start of training camp and never got the chance to punt in any preseason games.

    The early decision surprised and disappointed Kapinos, understandably. Having been signed to the Jets' practice squad in 2007 and then promoted to the active roster to punt in a game late that season, while Graham was also active, Kapinos thought he had earned an op..

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