Start of Redskins' Home Finale Is Moved Back
The Washington Redskins' final regular season home game on Dec. 21 has been moved to a 4:15 p.m. start, the NFL has announced.
The game against the Philadelphia Eagles, is the next-to-last of the regular season.
Carolina's game against the Giants in East Rutherford, N.J., will be the featured Sunday night game on the 21st, replacing San Diego's game at Tampa Bay. San Diego-Tampa Bay moves to a 1 p.m. start.
Atlanta's game at Minnesota also was moved to a 4:15 p.m. start.
It's the second time in three weeks Washington will play at a different time than originally scheduled. The Redskins' game against Baltimore this past Sunday night was scheduled for 1 p.m. but got moved to 8:15 p.m. as part of the league's flex scheduling.
· MOVES: The Redskins signed T Devin Clark and G Will Montgomery and placed OL Justin Geisinger and T Chris Samuels on injured reserve, the team announced. In addition, Washington released DE Erasmus James and signed WR Marques Hagans and G Rueben Riley to the practice squad. WR Devin Aromashodu was signed off the Redskins' practice squad to the Chicago Bears active roster.
Clark was promoted from the Redskins' practice squad, where he spent the first 14 weeks of the season.
· NOT SO SPECIAL: Ryan Plackemeier has better hang time on his punts than Durant Brooks, the punter who was cut to make room for him, and has been better at getting balls inside the 10-yard line. Plackemeier's statistics, however, are similar to those of the rookie he replaced.
Brooks had an average of 39.6 yards per punt and a net of 32.1. Plackemeier has an average of 40.4 yards and a net of 32.5. In the last few weeks the Redskins had one punt blocked and have had others deflected and nearly blocked, with Baltimore's aggressive approach exposing a few more problems.
-- Jason La Canfora