Redskins to work out three kickers, several long snappers Tuesday
Redskins kicker Billy Cundiff missed his first three field-goal attempts in Week 4's game against the Buccaneers, and almost certainly would've lost his job on the spot had he not converted a last-second 41-yarder to give Washington the win. On Sunday, Cundiff struggled again, honking a 31-yarder in the Skins' 24-17 loss to the Falcons. As a result, he might not be long for D.C.
|Struggling Redskins kicker Billy Cundiff might not be long for D.C. (Getty Images)|
Redskins kicker Billy Cundiff missed his first three field-goal attempts against the Buccaneers in Week 4, and almost certainly would've lost his job had he not converted a last-second 41-yarder to give Washington the win. On Sunday, Cundiff struggled again, honking a 31-yarder in the Skins' 24-17 loss to the Falcons.
After the game, coach Mike Shanahan said via the Washington Post, "I’m not sure what we’ll do. I never say anything right after a game. You let 24 hours go by and collect your thoughts and make decisions on what you think gives you the best chance to win."
A day later, Shanahan has decided that Cundiff probably isn't the long-term answer in Washington. Team sources tell CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora that the Redskins will work out at least three kickers Tuesday, as well some long snappers.
While Cundiff is largely responsible for whether the ball makes it through the uprights, some of the problem has been with the exchange from snapper to holder to Cundiff's right foot. Hence, the addition of long snappers to the tryout.
La Canfora reports that Olindo Mare, Josh Brown and Kai Forbath will be taking part in the kicking competition.
Cundiff was released by the Ravens in the preseason after rookie Justin Tucker beat him out for the job. This came some seven months after Cundiff missed a 32-yard attempt in the AFC Championship game that ultimately sent the Patriots to the Super Bowl and the Ravens home.
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