With the Texans signing punter Shane Lechler, punter Donnie Jones needs a new home.
He found one, in Philly.
The Eagles have announced that Jones has been signed to a one-year deal.
“Donnie Jones is a guy that we have admired over the last several years,” Eagles G.M. Howie Roseman said. “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.”
The acquisition of Jones has in turn triggered the departure of Mat McBriar.
“Mat was nothing but a consummate professional for us in 2012,” Roseman said. “He battled back from a tough injury situation to punt very well last year. We just decided to go in a different direction with Donnie and we wish Mat and his family all the best as he continues his NFL career.”
Jones spent a year in Houston after five seasons with the Rams. McBriar joined the Eagles after spending eight years with the Cowboys.
And so McBriar will try to supplant a punter with another team, and the process will continue, perhaps indefinitely.