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                    === Eagles boot McBriar, sign Jones ===
 
 Philadelphia,  PA (Sports  Network) -  The Philadelphia  Eagles made  a change
 in  their kicking game on Monday, releasing punter Mat McBriar and agreeing to
 terms with punter Donnie Jones.
 
 McBriar,  who was  signed to a one-year  pact by the Birds last July, averaged
 46.5 yards per kick on 55 punts in 13 games last season.
 
 Prior  to that, he'd  spent the past eight seasons with the Dallas Cowboys and
 posted a net average of 38.4 yards per punt.
 
 A  two-time Pro  Bowl selection,  the  33-year-old Australian  native led  the
 league in punting average in both 2006 and 2010.
 
 "Jones  has one  of the strongest legs  in the entire NFL and we're excited we
 had a chance to sign him," said Eagles general manager Howie Roseman. "McBriar
 battled  back  from a tough  injury situation to punt  very well last year. We
 wish Mat and his family all the best."
 
 Jones  is entering  his 10th  pro  season, having  been taken  by the  Seattle
 Seahawks out of LSU in the seventh round of the 2004 draft.
 
 The  32-year-old  punted the  ball 88 times  for an average  of 47.2 yards per
 punt,  with no  blocks and only one returned  for a score in 16 games with the
 Houston Texans.
 
 Over  134 games with Seattle, Miami, St. Louis and Houston, Jones has averaged
 45.6 yards per kick.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 03/25 13:10:41 ET