GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Jeremy Kapinos was grateful he could turn jeers to cheers at Lambeau Field in a hurry in his debut as the Green Bay Packers' punter.
Kapinos recovered from a shank on his first punt to have a productive day.
The Packers signed Kapinos last Wednesday after he stood out in a four-punter tryout that was held following Monday's release of Derrick Frost, who was inconsistent since the start of the season.
Kapinos had been out of football this season. He had only one previous appearance in an NFL regular-season game -- last year, as an undrafted rookie with the New York Jets.
After being greeted by cheers when he went out to the field for his first punt Sunday, Kapinos was quickly showered with loud boos when the kick from midfield went only 25 yards out of bounds.
Kapinos went on to average 39.5 yards in eight punts.