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Article By on 19th June, 2009

... unit set a new NFL record for least amount of punt return yards against them in a single season, with 49 yards. This was thanks to punter Michael Koenen and the special teams crew.

In February, the falcons placed the franchise tag on Koenen worth $2.48 million.

The kicking duties are handled by 39-year-old Jason Elam, and in '09 he was great, hitting 29 of 32 for 93.5 percent. In the 2008 offseason Atlanta signed the long time Denver bronco to a four year nine million dollar contract.

Jerious Norwood, the all-purpose running back handled the kickoffs,  gaining 1311 yards and a 25.7 yard average. Harry Douglas the punt returner gained 226 yards and a 61 yard touchdown against Carolina.

But this se...

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