The Green Bay Packers released longtime punter Tim Masthay on Tuesday. The former Murray High School and University of Kentucky standout had been with the team since 2010.
The move came a day after it appeared that Masthay had held onto his job by beating out Green Bay native Peter Mortell.
But on Tuesday, the Packers decided to claim punter Jacob Schum off waivers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The team parted with Masthay to make room on the roster for Schum.
Schum, a second-year player out of the University at Buffalo, played in all 16 games for the Buccaneers last season, averaging 41.9 yards per punt (38.0 net average) on 56 attempts with 15 landing inside the 20-yard line and a long of 60 yards.
Masthay played in 96 regular-season games (2010-15) for the Packers, punting 390 times with a 44.2-yard average per punt (38.7 net average), landing 132 punts inside the 20-yard line and recording a long of 71 yards. He also appeared in 12 postseason contests and averaged 40.1 yards (36.1 net average) on 52 attempts with 14 punts landing inside the 20-yard line.