Redskins not working out kickers this week

October 1, 2012

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that his team will not bring in any kickers for workouts following Billy Cundiff’s rough outing Sunday.

Billy Cundiff Redskins place kicker Billy Cundiff has missed three field goals against Tampa Bay. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

Cundiff made the 41-yard field goal that gave the Redskins a 24-22 victory over Tampa Bay. But prior to that, he missed three field goal attempts from 41, 57 and 31 yards.

Not since a 3-for-6 outing by Brett Conway in 1999 had a Redskins kicker missed three attempts in one game.

 Shanahan said Sunday he was glad Cundiff was able to redeem himself. Asked Monday whether the Redskins would be considering other kickers, Shanahan said: “We will not work out any kickers this week.”

 The Redskins signed Cundiff on Aug. 28 after he was released by the Baltimore Ravens. The Redskins parted ways with both Graham Gano and Neil Rackers, who had battled for Washington’s placekicking duties throughout training camp and the preseason.

 Cundiff made four field goal attempts in the season opener, then missed a 62-yard attempt in Week 2 against St. Louis. He made a 36-yarder in Week 3 against Cincinnati before his 1-for-4 performance against Tampa Bay.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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