Originally posted on Eagles Eye  |  Last updated 3/26/13
The good news is we won't be spending a late draft pick on a punter.... The bad news is we've got another punter who can't tackle... Donnie Jones, who played for the Houston Texans last season, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Eagles. "Donnie Jones is a guy that we have admired over the last several years,” said Eagles general manager Howie Roseman. “He has one of the strongest legs in the entire NFL and we’re excited we had a chance to sign him. We watched a lot of tape on him and he’s coming off a very good season with Houston. We feel he’ll add a good element to our special teams units.” Yeah, okay... but Howie does not care about my pet peeve about punters who can't tackle---or worse, punters who fall down on purpose when being blocked. That's why I held on to the Aussie punter Sav Rocca for so long--- the man sought out contact, and nearly always wrestled his man down to the turf when he was last man standing. And he's still doing it for the Redskins.....
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