The Eagles won’t need to find a new punter this offseason.
PFT has learned, via a league source, that the Eagles have re-signed punter Donnie Jones to a three-year deal. The deal is worth up to $6 million.
Jones’ return to the Eagles has been expected, but the team had to wait until the start of the new league year to get the deal done at anything more than the veteran’s minimum after Jones played for that amount last season.
Jones is coming off a very strong 2013 season, his first with the Eagles, that saw him drop 33-of-81 punts inside the opposition’s 20-yard line. Jones had a net average of 40.5 yards per punt, which set a franchise record.
Jones joins wide receivers Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper as potential free agents to remain with the Eagles rather than seek their fortune elsewhere in 2014.