Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Eagles sign Mat McBriar, release Chas Henry

The Eagles made a change at punter on Tuesday, signing Mat McBriar to a two-year deal and releasing Chas Henry.

Eagles sign Mat McBriar, release Chas Henry

(Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
(Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

The Eagles made a change at punter on Tuesday, signing Mat McBriar to a two-year deal and releasing Chas Henry. 

McBriar, a two-time Pro Bowler, spent the preseason with the Eagles but did not beat Henry for the job while recovering from a football injury. 

Henry has struggled this season, and special teams coach Bobby April spoke last week about a technical problem in Henry's punts.

Henry has six punts this season with a net average of 38 yards. 

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The Eagles also signed long snapper Kyle Nelson to practice squad. He's insurance in case Jon Dorenbos cannot play with a high ankle sprain. If that's the case, the Eagles will need to cut a player from active roster. They released Jeremy Ebert from the practice squad.

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