Or maybe he never left. Former Green Bay Packers punter Tim Masthay obviously harbors no ill will toward his former team.
And no, he isn’t going to be punting for the Packers. That job will go to rookie JK Scott.
Masthay was nonetheless at the Packers’ OTA session on Thursday. He was in the stands with his family as a fan.
Masthay punted with the Packers from 2010-15. He was released in 2016 to make way for Jake Schum, who turned out to be a downgrade. Schum was then jettisoned for an undrafted rookie, Justin Voegel. Although Voegel punted well, he was kicked to the curb after the Packers drafted Scott.
That’s what you would call a revolving door, although after drafting Scott in the fifth round, he clearly isn’t going anywhere.
As of 2017, Masthay was still trying to get back into the league. That dream may be done now.
Masthay obviously still has a soft spot for the Packers, though. And why not? Despite his unceremonious release, the Packers gave Masthay his pro football career and a Super Bowl ring.
So welcome back, Ginger.