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Eagles Add Competition With P Brooks

The Eagles signed punter Durant Brooks on Tuesday to bolster the depth at the position.

Brooks was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft after winning the Ray Guy Award for best collegiate punter in his senior year at Georgia Tech.

In addition to winning the award, Brooks has also been tutored by Guy.

The 6-foot, 204-pound Brooks played in six games with the Redskins his rookie season and had a gross average of 39.6 yards per punt and a net average of 32.1 yards per punt. The Redskins replaced him midseason with Ryan Plackemeier.

Brooks finished his rookie season on the practice squad of the Green Bay Packers and signed a future contract with the Packers at the end of the season, but was released at the end of training camp. It was reported that Brooks had a tryout with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in December, but he did not play with a team during the 2009 season.

The Eagles have Sav Rocca in the fold, but Rocca is due to be a restricted free agent this off-season. Rocca is the franchise's all-time leader with a 37.1 career net punting average. Rocca's 38.3 net punting average in the 2009 season broke his own single-season franchise record.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 3:35 p.m., February 2

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