BALTIMORE MD - OCTOBER 24: Billy Cundiff #7 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates his game winning field goal against the Buffalo Bills at M&T Bank Stadium on October 24 2010 in Baltimore Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Bills 37-34. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
The Redskins' newest kicker is Billy Cundiff, who replaces Graham Gano just a day after Gano appeared to have won the job when the team cut Neil Rackers.
The Redskins have once again made a roster move at the kicker spot, bringing in Billy Cundiff to handle placekicking duties while releasing Graham Gano, who has done the job for the team since 2009. Chris Russell of ESPN980 is reporting that Cundiff was signed on a one-year deal.
Monday, Gano appeared to have earned Washington's starting job for another season when the team opted to release veteran Neil Rackers rather than Gano as the team cut its roster down to 75 players. However, just up the parkway in Baltimore, the Ravens had let loose Cundiff, keeping undrafted rookie Justin Tucker, who went 5-for-5 in preseason including two 50-yarders.
That put Cundiff, a nine-year veteran who went to the Pro Bowl in 2010, on the market, and Redskins coaches apparently think Cundiff will make a good replacement for Gano. Cundiff has always been a consistent kicker, but found himself in the spotlight for the wrong reason earlier this year after missing a potential game-tying chip shot from 32 yards in the closing seconds of the AFC Championship game. Hopefully Cundiff has shaken off that moment and the disappointment of losing the Baltimore job to an unproven rookie and can be consistent for the Redskins this year.