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Ravens sign punter Sam Koch to two-year contract extension

The Ravens’ longest-tenured player will likely be in Baltimore even longer.

Punter Sam Koch, who was entering the last year of his contract, has signed a two-year extension, the team announced Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not announced, but it likely lessens his salary cap hit this year. Free agency opens at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

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If Koch plays through 2022, he would match legendary linebacker Ray Lewis for the longest tenure in Ravens history (17 seasons). Koch has played in a team-record 224 consecutive games; only outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (229) and Lewis (228) have appeared in more overall.

A Pro Bowl alternate last season, Koch punted just 40 times, by far a career low, and averaged 46.4 yards per punt, along with a net average of 39.8 yards. He had one punt blocked. Over Koch’s career, he leads the Ravens in career gross average (45.4 yards per punt) and career net average (39.5 yards per punt).

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Koch, who turns 38 in August, was the NFL’s oldest punter last season.

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