The Green Bay packers have released UB Alumnus Jake Schum.
Packers released P Jacob Schum, who last year had a 43.2-yard gross average and 39.1 net average while landing 19 of 56 punts inside the 20.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 1, 2017
Schum went undrafted in 2013, and spend a couple of seasons bouncing around NFL camps. First with Cleveland, then Tampa, and then nearly winning a job with the New York Jets.
In 2014 Schum got a second tryout out with both the Bucs and the Jets. In 2015 the third time was the charm in Tampa and he won the job.
In his first professional season Schum punted 55 times for a 42.2 yard average. The Bucs brought in Bryan Anger in the off-season and anger slightly out kicked Schum in the 2016 preseason leading to him being cut.
Very late in the Preseason Schum was picked up by Green Bay and won the job. He had a fairly average season but showed really well in the playoffs. That led to the Packers pick up his option heading into the season.