So why did the saints let him go?I don't think this is a placeholder issue. Cooney had been holding fine and Prater kicking well.
Cooney's punting has been erratic with at least 2 well short punts and others he should be dropping in the 20 going for touchbacks. He's shown poor control.
Gillikin was the Saints starting punter for the last 2 years and set a franchise record last year for punts inside the 20.
Here's an 81 air yard punt from his own 7 for a TB.