The Eagles continued their offseason roster overhaul Monday by signing veteran punter Donnie Jones to a one-year contract and releasing Mat McBriar.

Jones, who spent last season with Houston, becomes the 10th player to join the Eagles in the last two weeks. Two of the other newcomers - linebacker Connor Barwin and tight end James Casey - are also former Texans.

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Jones, 32, averaged 47.2 yards per punt for Houston with a 40.5-yard net average. He previously played for Seattle (2004), Miami (2005-06) and St. Louis (2007-11).

McBriar averaged 46.5 yards for the Eagles last season with a 36.5 net.


Jones will be the fourth Eagles punter in as many seasons, following Sav Rocca (2010), Chas Henry (2011-12) and McBriar (2012).


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