Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Eagles have new punter Durant Brooks

For a two-year contract, former Washington Redskins punter Durant Brooks put on the No. 8 Philadelphia Eagles jersey and brings two Eagles incumbent punter Sav Rocca, a third-year Pro who has spent all his last three seasons with the Eagles.

Brooks played two seasons at Georgia Tech and won the Ray Guy Award given to the top college punter in 2007. He was picked by the Redskins during 2008’s sixth-round draft but he totally played only six games for the team. And during those six games, he had a gross average of 39.6 yards on 26 punts. Leaving the Redskins, Brooks joined practice squad of the Green Bay Packers in 2008 but was released by the preseason.

By comparison, veteran Rocca should have gotten the feeling of competition. Having a net average of 38.3 yards per punt last season, Rocca really needs some improvement in order to keep his current job over new comer Brooks.

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