Monday, March 25, 2013

Eagles cut former All-Pro punter, sign former All-Pro punter

The Eagles cut veteran punter Matt McBriar and agreed to terms on a one-year deal with veteran punter Donnie Jones, "a guy that we have admired over the last several years,” according to Birds general manager Howie Roseman.

“He has one of the strongest legs in the entire NFL and we’re excited we had a chance to sign him," Roseman said. "We watched a lot of tape on him and he’s coming off a very good season with Houston. We feel he’ll add a good element to our special teams units.”

The Eagles figure to do a lot of pointing this season as they transition to head coach Chip Kelly.

Jones, who turns 33 this summer, had a net average of 40.5 yards last year. Jones lists v at 6-2, 220 pounds. He's a product of LSU.


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