Thursday, September 3, 2015

Eagles looking at combo kicker/punter

A report on the tryout for kicker/punter Zach Thiry.

Eagles looking at combo kicker/punter


According to a published report, the Eagles are bringing in a combination kicker/punter for a tryout on Wednesday.

The kid's name is Zach Thiry, and he is out of someplace called Carroll College, an NAIA powerhouse that has won five national championships. Thiry apparently wants to concentrate mostly on punts and kickoffs -- he was a national leader in punting at one point in his college career -- but the idea seems to be that he wants to try to do everything as a means of spelling both David Akers and Sav Rocca this summer, and then impress people any way he can. A tryout on Wednesday would be the first step.

The Eagles have already brought in free agent Sam Swank out of Wake Forest as a camp kicker.

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