Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Eagles sign Brooks to 2-year deal
PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles have signed punter Durant Brooks to a two-year contract, giving incumbent Sav Rocca competition.
Brooks, a sixth-round pick by Washington in 2008, played six games with the Redskins. He had a gross average of 39.6 yards on 26 punts. Brooks spent time on Green Bay's practice squad in '08 and was released by the Packers last preseason.
Brooks played two seasons at Georgia Tech and won the Ray Guy Award given to the top college punter in 2007.
Rocca has been Philadelphia's punter the last three seasons. He had a net average of 38.3 yards per punt last season.