No one has emerged from the pack in the Washington Redskins' three-way place-kicking competition among Cary Blanchard, Brett Conway and Jeff Hall.
After receiving criticism Friday from Coach Norv Turner, each went 3 for 3 in the field goal drill that preceded today's scrimmage against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Hall drilled a 38-yard field goal during the scrimmage.
"They're not making it easy," Turner said. "When one goes bad, they all go bad. Today they were all perfect."
The Redskins never stabilized their kicking situation last season, going from Scott Blanton to David Akers to Blanchard. Blanchard went 30 for 31 on extra points and 11 for 17 on field goals. But his shortcomings on kickoffs led the Redskins to sign Conway and have both place kickers on the active roster late in the season.
The team used its sixth-round draft pick on Hall, the Southeastern Conference's career scoring leader during his career at Tennessee.
Today's scrimmage was for younger players, and Turner said he gave Hall the lone field goal attempt during the game because he is a rookie. "When we get into the preseason, they'll all get a chance," Turner said.
"It's not close to being over," Hall said. "We haven't even gotten to the preseason yet."
Turner said the Redskins will cut one kicker "fairly quickly."
Hall may be the favorite for the job since teams rarely use draft choices on place kickers, but the Redskins won't hand the job to anyone. After practice Friday, Turner warned that the Redskins could sign someone cut by another NFL team to be their season-opening place kicker.
* Redskins Notes: Washington made it through the scrimmage without suffering any significant injuries. Wide receiver Kevin Alexander suffered a mild ankle sprain but returned to catch a 30-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Casey Weldon. "I've had to work really hard to get into position to show I'm able to make a contribution," said Alexander, a free agent signee who totaled 22 catches for the New York Giants over the past two seasons. . . .
Wide receiver Nigel Williams did not play in the scrimmage because of a strained groin muscle. Williams, who was signed out of the Canadian Football League, was one of the standouts of the Redskins' offseason minicamps but has had an inconsistent training camp.