The Jacksonville Jaguars signed second-year punter Durant Brooks to a contract today, the club announced. Rookie punter Brian Saunders was released from the roster.
Brooks, 6-0, 204, was originally a sixth-round draft pick of the Washington Redskins in 2008 and played in six games as a rookie for the Redskins. He averaged 39.6 yards (32.1 net) on 26 punts. He has also spent time with Green Bay and Philadelphia.
A native of Macon, Ga., Brooks was the only punter drafted in 2008 after winning the Ray Guy Award as the nation's best punter during his final season at Georgia Tech. In two seasons for the Yellow Jackets he posted the highest career punting average (45.4) in ACC history with 68 of 144 punts downed inside the 20.
The Jaguars will hold a scrimmage on Saturday at EverBank Field at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public with free admission, and will be the last practice session that will be open to the public this year.