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Eagles re-sign Mat McBriar, cut Chas Henry

Mat McBriar AP

On Monday, Eagles coach Andy Reid said that Michael Vick was the team’s quarterback “period.”

On Tuesday, the team decided that Chas Henry was no longer their punter. Exclamation point.

The Eagles announced that they have released Henry and signed Mat McBriar to a two-year contract to take his place on the roster. Henry beat out McBriar for the punting job during training camp and the preseason, but the team obviously decided that the grass was greener on the other side of that original decision.

Henry has punted 16 times in the first three games for a net average of 38 yards per kick, a little more than a yard above his average as a rookie in 2011. Henry had two punts downed inside the 20.

McBriar spent the last eight years with the Cowboys, who did not re-sign him as a free agent after the season. He made two Pro Bowls while with Dallas and was the second-team Associated Press All-Pro punter in 2006 and 2010.

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15 Responses to “Eagles re-sign Mat McBriar, cut Chas Henry”
  1. gallaghedj311 says: Sep 25, 2012 2:38 PM

    Wow if Reid and company are expediting the admission of mistakes, maybe there is hope to see Foles behind center if Vick continues to stink up the joint…

  2. 12strikes says: Sep 25, 2012 2:41 PM

    Oh Good….
    The whole time I was watching that game against the Cardinals, all I keep thinking was imagine how good this team could be if we had a better punter.

  3. smartanis says: Sep 25, 2012 2:47 PM

    A 38-yard net average and he gets cut? How does one get cut with a number that good?

  4. cardiovascularendurance says: Sep 25, 2012 3:07 PM

    This story begs for the old cliche:

    CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

  5. dawkinseffect says: Sep 25, 2012 3:12 PM

    Actually he averaged 48.3 yards a kick. Get your facts right PFT

  6. dawkinseffect says: Sep 25, 2012 3:12 PM

    With his longest being 62, twice this season

  7. Josh Alper says: Sep 25, 2012 3:15 PM

    48.3 yards is his gross average. As stated in the post, his net average is 38 yards. Feel free to point out anything else we got right, though.

  8. upperdecker19 says: Sep 25, 2012 3:35 PM

    Being that a punt isn’t a running play……he may be called upon 50+ times this week.

  9. cleverbob says: Sep 25, 2012 3:39 PM

    Josh Alper says:
    Sep 25, 2012 3:15 PM

    48.3 yards is his gross average. As stated in the post, his net average is 38 yards. Feel free to point out anything else we got right, though.
    ================================

    Boom, roasted.

  10. shamburg says: Sep 25, 2012 3:41 PM

    Its a shame it only lets me “like” these comments once. Where’s the “REEEEAAALLLYYY Like” button?

    12strikes says:
    Oh Good….
    The whole time I was watching that game against the Cardinals, all I keep thinking was imagine how good this team could be if we had a better punter.

    Josh Alper says:
    48.3 yards is his gross average. As stated in the post, his net average is 38 yards. Feel free to point out anything else we got right, though.

  11. 11thstreetmafia says: Sep 25, 2012 3:42 PM

    This is how you start a dynasty.

  12. randallflagg52 says: Sep 25, 2012 3:44 PM

    Why not just make Mike Vick the punter? He can throw the ball more yards than that punter can, just have him chuck it to a deep safety on 4th. He’s the best at throwing the ball to those safeties.

  13. briang123 says: Sep 25, 2012 3:50 PM

    Great!! Problem solved. I spent the entire game Sunday wishing, “if we only had a punter to pin the dangerous Kevin Kolb deeper.”

  14. dennisund says: Sep 25, 2012 3:52 PM

    smartinis says:
    A 38-yard net average and he gets cut? How does one get cut with a number that good?
    ================================

    That’s 23rd best in the NFL…and this year is better than last year.

  15. listenupcupcake says: Sep 25, 2012 4:47 PM

    Well I am glad to see that Andy stepped up to take care of the most glaring weakness on this team!

    Sounds like he plans on punting a lot more this season. (Oh – yay.)

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