Redskins place Nick Sundberg on injured reserve [this post has been updated]


Nick Sundberg, right, is expected to be placed on injured reserve with a broken arm.

Updated 6:03 p.m.: The Washington Redskins announced that they have placed longsnapper Nick Sundberg on injured reserve under the new “designated to return” specification.

Sundberg, who broke his arm in Sunday’s win over the New Orleans Saints but finished the game, must sit out eight games. Only one player per season can be designated to return to the team from injured reserve.

The Redskins also announced the addition of running backs Javarris Williams and Eric Kettani to the team’s practice squad. The team released practice squad players Antwon Bailey, a running back;  fullback Robert Hughes and defensive lineman Jason Shirley.

Williams appeared in four games for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009 and has been on the practice squads of the Seattle Seahawks, Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys.

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 The Washington Redskins are expected to place longsnapper Nick Sundberg on the injured reserve list, a person with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday
   Sundberg suffered a broken left arm during Sunday’s season-opening victory at New Orleans. He played the second half with the injury after he was hurt on a blocked punt late in the first half that the Saints recovered for a touchdown.
   The Redskins auditioned a group of veteran long snappers Tuesday at Redskins Park and, according to a person with knowledge of the move, decided to sign Justin Snow, who played for the Indianapolis Colts the previous 12 seasons.
   NFL rules now permit each team to activate one player per season from the injured reserve list. That player must be designated for return at the time he’s placed on IR.
   It seems unlikely that the Redskins would use such a designation for a longsnapper.

Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.

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