The Saints are bringing back punter Blake Gillikin for the 2023 season

The Saints are bringing back punter Blake Gillikin for the 2023 season

The New Orleans Saints are bringing punter Blake Gillikin back for the 2023 season, a league source confirmed. was the first to report the news.

Gillikin has handled the Saints full-time punting duties for each of the last two seasons, taking over a position held for a long time by veteran Thomas Morstead. 

Last season, Gillikin ranked T-12th among NFL punters in net average (41.5 yards) and T-4th in punts downed inside the 20-yard line (32). 

He entered this season as a restricted free agent, but the Saints opted not to submit a qualifying offer for him. The minimum “right of first refusal” offer for restricted free agents would have been $2.627 million. 

One thing will change, however: Gillikin had worn No. 4 in his first two professional seasons, but is expected to wear No. 5 in 2023, allowing quarterback Derek Carr to take his old number.


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