Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Three 60-yard-punts-and-out for Henry

McBriar in his glory (Cowboys) days ...
The Eagles kicked punter Chas Henry to the curb Tuesday.

While that wasn't a shock, given their intention to run him off by bringing in competition for training camp, the replacement is.

Back is Aussie Mat McBriar, the very late, very strange and very public cut when the Eagles reduced the roster to 53.

Henry boomed three punts of 60-or more yards this season, averaging 48.3 yards on 16 strikes, two of which he dropped inside the 20-yard line of the opposition.

Opponents averaged 11.7 yards per return against Henry, who nonetheless had a respectable net average of 38.0 yards.

Unofficially the hang time on McBriar's punts seemed longer than Henry in the preseason.

Though McBriar signed a two-year contract, the Eagles only are on the hook to pay him for the weeks he plays since they added him after the final cutdown.

With longsnapper Jon Dorenbos nursing an ankle injury the Eagles signed Kyle Nelson to their practice squad as insurance. Released from the practice squad was wide receiver Jeremy Ebert.

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