Eagles Release P Durant Brooks

The Philadelphia Eagles announced that they have released punter Durant Brooks.

A former sixth-round pick (168th overall) out of Georgia Tech by the Washington Redskins in 2008, Brooks posted a 32.1-yard net average on 26 punts during a six-game stint with the Redskins in 2008. Nine of his punts were placed inside the opponents' 20-yard line, but two were returned for touchdowns. Brooks was waived with an injury settlement midway through his rookie season, and finished the season on the Green Bay Packers' practice squad.

Brooks punted one time for 39 yards (36 net) during the Packers' 2009 pre-season opener against the Cleveland Browns, but did not appear in the next two pre-season games, and was waived as part of the Packers' first roster cutdown.

Brooks was signed to a two-year, "Reserve/Futures" contract by the Eagles in February, and has been one of three punters on the Eagles' off-season roster. Restricted free agent Sav Rocca has a firm grasp on the job, and local product Ken Parrish was signed to the roster last month. With 13 draft choices to sign, carrying three punters during the off-season is impractical.

One potential landing spot for Brooks is the Buffalo Bills. First-year head coach Chan Gailey recruited and coached Brooks at Georgia Tech, and while the Bills have a solid punter in Brian Moorman, they could use an additional leg during training camp, while also helping Brooks improve under the tutelage of Bills' experienced special teams coaches Bruce DeHaven and Stan Kwan.

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