Matt Bahr, a 37-year-old free agent who has kicked for two Super
PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Matt Bahr, a 37-year-old free agent who has kicked for two Super Bowl champions, signed a one-year contract Thursday with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Eagles needed another kicker after Roger Ruzek injured his hamstring during Sunday’s victory over Green Bay.
Coach Rick Kotite planned to keep Ruzek and Bahr on the team’s 53-man roster. He would not say who would start Sunday when the Eagles are home against Washington.
He is the NFL’s third leading scorer among active players and the 12th all- time with 1,142 points. His .718 field goal percentage (237-330) ranks him ninth on the all-time list.
Bahr, the kicker for the champion Pittsburgh Steelers in 1979 and the New York Giants in 1990, was waived this season by the Giants during training camp.
He played for the Giants since 1990 and has also spent time in Pittsburgh (1979-80), San Francisco (1981) and Cleveland (1981-1989).
The Eagles released linebacker Louis Cooper to make room for Bahr.