Eagles, Donnie Jones Agree To Terms On Contract Extension
The Philadelphia Eagles agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension with veteran punter Donnie Jones. The 36-year-old Jones is now signed with the Eagles through the 2019 season.
“Donnie Jones is a key member of our special teams unit, and is someone who holds himself to the highest standard,” said Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman. He brings a number of great qualities to our locker room — consistency, reliability, accountability, and professionalism. He embodies the type of character and class that we seek in building this team are we are excited to bring him back for the next three years.”
The Eagles signed Jones in free agency during the 2013 offseason. He’s been a very reliable punter since joining Philadelphia. Jones ranks first in Eagles history in gross average (45.3), net average (40.3) and punts inside the 20-yard line (110), per John Gonoude.
Jones is the third key special teams member to receive a contract in the last two days. The Eagles re-signed special teams ace Chris Maragos on Thursday evening and long snapper Jon Dorenbos on Friday morning. Like those two players, Jones was scheduled to be a free agent after this season. Now the Eagles have locked up some of their core special teams players for seasons to come. That should make special teams coordinator Dave Fipp happy.
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