St. Louis Rams Free Agents: Punter Donnie Jones Agrees To Deal With Houston Texans, Per Report

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 24: Donnie Jones #5 of the St. Louis Rams carries the ball on a fake punt against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the game on December 24, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Add punter to the list of offseason needs for the St. Louis Rams. According to Pro Football Talk, Rams free agent punter Donnie Jones has agreed to a deal with the Houston Texans.

The Rams were said to be still talking to Jones, who has been the team's punter since 2007, when they plucked him away from the Dolphins as a free agent. During that span, Jones was one of the league's best punters. He averaged a league-best 50 yards per punt in 2008. Jones tailed off in 2011, partly because of injuries sapping his leg strength.

Finding a punter should not be too difficult of a task. We explored this question earlier in the offseason, looking at a few possibilities in the draft. If they opted to go the free agent route, former Cowboys punter Matt McBriar is still available. He has been one of the league's better punters, but missed part of last year to have a cyst removed in his knee.

Jones reportedly signed a two-year deal with the Texans, and will have to compete against Brett Hartmann.

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