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Can Kevin Huber continue to prove reliable for the Bengals in his 10th NFL season?

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One of the few positions that are seemingly settled on the Bengals’ 2018 roster is that of punter.

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If there is one constantly-performing mainstay of the Cincinnati Bengals in the Marvin Lewis era, it’s in their special teams unit. Yes, there have been some sporadic issues at long snapper and place kickers missing some big attempts, but some of the best statistical performances from special teamers have come under Darrin Simmons’ watch.

Punter Kevin Huber is one of those stalwarts under Simmons and has had a good career with the Bengals since joining them in the class of 2009. It appears as if he has a chance to go down as one of the best players in his position to ever play for the Bengals, as he recently signed a three-year deal with the team.

Comings and goings:

Departures: None

Additions: None

The cast:

Starter: Kevin Huber

Backups: ???

Huber made the Pro Bowl 2014 and has been solid since joining the team back in 2009. Despite being on the Bengals two fewer years than Lee Johnson, Huber is nipping at his heels for most of the franchise punting record.

As of now, the team does not have another punter designated on the roster posted on the official website. That doesn’t mean they won’t add another leg soon, but Huber should be the guy.

2018 outlook:

Unless Huber has some major issues or gets hurt in camp, it’s definitely his job to lose. The team might bring in another leg to give some rest to the veteran, but as of now, Huber is the only true punter on the roster. Given his production, contract and previous Pro Bowl berth, No. 10 will be using his left leg on the Bengals’ special teams unit in 2018.