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Notes: Challengers For Harbor, Henry?

The Eagles may be at the 90-man roster limit, but general manager Howie Roseman will continue to look in every nook and cranny to improve this team.

On Monday morning, the Eagles worked out four punters - Jason Baker, Brad Maynard, Mat McBriar and Chris Bryan. A league source also confirmed a report from CBS Sports' Jason LaCanfora that veteran tight end Visanthe Shiancoe will visit with the team on Tuesday.

There are currently no other punters on the roster except incumbent Chas Henry. As a rookie in 2011, Henry had a gross average of 42.9 yards per punt and a net average of 36.9 yards.

Baker played for the Eagles in 2002. In two games, Baker averaged 34.2 yards per punt. Baker has been the full-time punter in Carolina since 2005 and has averaged 44.0 yards per punt.

Chris Bryan will evoke memories of former Eagle Sav Rocca in that he is a former Aussie Rules football player. However, Bryan has not had much success in America as he latched on with the Bucs for just four games in 2010.

Maynard punted for the Browns in 2011 after 10 years with the Bears. Maynard averaged 40.5 yards per punt last season.

McBriar is another Aussie Rules player and is the most accomplished of this quartet with two Pro Bowl nominations. McBriar has spent his entire eight-year career in Dallas and most recently made the Pro Bowl in 2010.

As for Shiancoe, he could add depth to an already talented group. In fact, tight ends coach Tom Melvin said on Monday that he is "excited" about the quarter of tight ends currently on the roster - Brent Celek, Clay Harbor, Brett Brackett and Chase Ford.

In nine NFL seasons with the Vikings and Giants, Shiancoe has 243 catches for 2,677 yards and 27 touchdowns.

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