ESPN’s Field Yates first reported and the Atlanta Falcons later confirmed that punter Matt Bosher and long snapper Josh Harris have been signed to contract extensions. Per Yates, Bosher signed a five-year extension through 2019 including $5.95 million guaranteed with a $2.5 million signing bonus. Harris signed a four-year extension through 2018 and per ESPN’s Vaughn McClure included a $500,000 signing bonus.
Bosher was originally selected by the Falcons in the sixth round of the 2011 draft and has served as the team’s punter the past three seasons. His production has improved each year since joining the team and has developed into one of the top young punters in the NFL.
Harris began serving as the team’s long snapper as an undrafted rookie in 2012 after several years with Joe Zelenka.
With 39-year old kicker Matt Bryant in the final year of his contract, the Falcons made a move to lock up the remaining core of their special teams long-term. Bosher turns 27 in October and Harris is 25.