Eagles Sign Punter Donnie Jones, Release Mat McBriar
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Eagles have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with punter Donnie Jones, and released punter Mat McBriar, the team announced on Monday.
Jones has played nine seasons in the NFL, for the Seahawks, Dolphins, Rams and Texans, where he spent 2012. He has a career average of 45.6 yards per punt, and was second team All-NFL in 2008 and 2009.
“Donnie Jones is a guy that we have admired over the last several years,” said Eagles general manager Howie Roseman in a press release. “He has one of the strongest legs in the entire NFL and we’re excited we had a chance to sign him. 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.”
McBriar played in 13 games for the Eagles in 2012, his only season with the team.