‘Donnie Long Ball’ is the Latest to Get Extension
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - Make it a hat trick for Howie Roseman on special teams as the Eagles executive VP of football operations locked up punter Donnie Jones to a three-year contract extension that will keep him in Philadelphia through 2019.
On Thursday the Eagles extended safety Chris Maragos through 2019 and earlier Friday, long snapper Jon Dorenbos got the same treatment.
Jones, 36, joined the Eagles as a free agent before the 2013 season and has been one of the NFL’s best punters during his stay in South Philadelphia becoming the franchise’s all-time leader in punting average (45.3 yards), net average (40.3), career punts inside the 20 (110) and net average in a season (41.6 in 2015).
"He embodies the type of character and class that we seek in building this team and we are excited to bring him back," Roseman said.
In 2016 Jones has amassed an average of 45.2 yards per punt, with a net average of 39.7 and has amassed 12 punts inside the 20.
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