Eagles Re-Sign Mat McBriar, Release Chas Henry
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By Spike Eskin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – As we’ve spent the last 24 hours debating whether or not Andy Reid is prepared to make a change at quarterback, and the last 14 hours debating whether or not Roger Goodell is ready to make a change at referee, the Eagles were clearly thinking about something else.
The Eagles released punter Chas Henry today, and re-signed Mat McBriar to a two-year contract. McBriar was with the team this preseason. Many thought McBriar was the favorite to get the job, but Alex Henery’s comfort level with Henry as the holder on field goals seemed to be a factor in keeping Henry.
Henry had a great game against the Browns, and then a subpar game against the Ravens, and came back and seemed to have a good game against Arizona, averaging over 49 yards per punt.
McBriar has played eight NFL seasons, all with the Cowboys, and averaged 45.3 yards per punt.
The Eagles also signed long snapper Kyle Nelson to the practice squad, and released wide receiver Jeremy Ebert. Nelson could be used Sunday if starting long snapper Jon Dorenbos is unable to play due to an ankle injury he sustained against the Cardinals.