BETHLEHEM -- Two days after holding a four-punter workout, the Eagles announced they have signed Mat McBriar to a one-year contract.
McBriar, 33, is a two-time Pro Bowl selection for the Cowboys, most recently in 2010. He was bothered last season by a nerve problem with his left, plant foot, and was released. The Cowboys worked McBriar out Tuesday, but according to ESPN.com, the Eagles offered him a better deal.
He is the Cowboys' all-time leader in gross (45.3) yards and net (38.1). He had surgery in the offseason to remove a left leg cyst that was pressing on a nerve, causing a "drop foot" condition.
What does this mean? Very likely, McBriar is the Eagles' punter this year instead of incumbent Chas Henry, though they will compete in training camp.