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Commanders’ Joey Slye agrees to terms on new deal, kicker will remain with Washington beyond 2022 season

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While several teams around the NFL work to sort through issues at kicker this offseason, the Washington Commanders have presumably found their guy. It’s Joey Slye, who signed a one-year, prove-it deal in 2021, and after indeed proving himself over the course of last season, has now been secured for the foreseeable future by the Commanders. Slye, 26, has agreed to terms on two-year contract, the team announced on Monday.

The deal is reportedly worth upwards of $5 million and includes $2 million in guarantees — per NFL Network

It’s a reward for Slye having been one of the most accurate kickers in the league in 2021, including 90% accuracy on PATs and 100% accurate on field goal attempts with the Commanders. Despite having spent time with three different clubs last season — the Texans, 49ers and then Commanders, respectively — Slye was still able to finish the season with a combined FG accuracy rate of 92%. 

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A former undrafted free agent pickup of the New York Giants in 2019, the former Virginia Tech standout has struggled to find a longterm NFL home prior to now, having also spent time with the Carolina Panthers before joining the aforementioned Texans. He’s now found his groove in a Commanders uniform, and is no longer set to hit free agency when 2023 rolls around.

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