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Redskins bringing back punter Sav Rocca

Sav Rocca played for much of the season with a torn meniscus in his right knee.

The Redskins have come to terms on a deal on a two-year contract with punter Sav Rocca, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

The 39-year-old punter just completed his second season with the team. Financial terms of the contract, which still must be signed, weren’t immediately available.

Rocca made it through last season despite playing with a torn meniscus in his right knee, and he had surgery this offseason to repair it. Despite his injury, Rocca averaged a career-high 43.9 yards per punt in 2012.

Rocca, a former Australian Rules Football player, turns 40 in November but said at the end of the 2012 season that he hopes to kick another two to three seasons.

Rocca is the second unrestricted free agent of Washington’s to have agreed to a new contract. Over the weekend, starting guard Kory Lichtensteiger signed a contract to remain with the team.

Rocca’s signing ensures Washington’s three specialists will remain the same. Kicker Kai Forbath was signed last season to a three-year deal, and on Sunday, Washington signed re-signed long-snapper Nick Sundberg to a four-year contract.

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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