Gators in Transactions

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Oakland cut punter Johnny Townsend on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Former UF pro athletes in roster moves:

NFL

Oakland Raiders — Released punter Johnny Townsend, who was drafted by the team in the fifth round (173rd overall) last year. Townsend appeared in all 16 contests and punted 70 times for 3,022 yards (43.2 avg.) while recording a 38.3 net average and pinning the opponent inside the 20-yard line 17 times. Undrafted rookie A.J. Cole won the job.

*Townsend didn’t stay on the waiver wire long, as he was picked up Wednesday by the New York Giants.