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Texans reportedly agree to terms with P Donnie Jones

Posted by Nick Scurfield on March 29, 2012 – 9:07 am

According to multiple reports, the Texans reached a contract agreement with free agent punter Donnie Jones. The move has not been announced by the team and, as such, is not yet official.

ProFootballTalk says it’s a two-year deal, citing a league source. Jones, 31, would be the Texans’ first free agent signing from another team in 2012. The only punter on the Texans’ roster is Brett Hartmann, an undrafted rookie in 2011 who is coming off a torn ACL and facing a three-game suspension at the start of the upcoming season.

Jones has a career net average of 38.8 yards per punt in eight NFL seasons. He spent the last five seasons with the St. Louis Rams and was a second-team All-Pro in 2008 and 2009. Jones ranked 26th in the NFL last season with a net average of 37.0 yards per punt, but he ranked in the top-four in each season from 2007-10.

Jones also was nicknamed “Thunderfoot” in high school and wrote a book about LSU’s 2003 national championship season.


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4 Responses to “Texans reportedly agree to terms with P Donnie Jones”

  1. By Bob on Mar 29, 2012 | Reply

    Why? His only 38.8 yards per punt

  2. By Richard on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Jason Baker is out there.

  3. By Joshua on Mar 30, 2012 | Reply

    Oh thank goodness you finally got someone in free agency to replace Williams, Ryans, Allen, Winston, Briesel and Dreessen…thats good becuase i was getting worried that we wouldnt be able to replace their talents(heavy on the sarcasm)

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