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Your Wednesday Sav Rocca Update

Posted by Brian Tinsman on August 3, 2011 – 2:04 pm

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As part of my ongoing fascination with special teams, I couldn’t help but notice that new Redskins punter Sav Rocca is not in camp yet.

Apparently he’s not allowed in the country yet.

The 6-5, 265 pound Australian punter is stuck Down Under thanks to issues with his work visa.  Head coach Mike Shanahan didn’t sound worried about the issue, and hoped it would be resolved by the weekend.

“No update yet,” he said.  “He will not be here tomorrow. I’m hoping to get him here by Monday.”

Shanahan asked the reporter back: “Do you know anybody in the visa department that could help us out?  Really appreciate it.  If anybody has any connections, we could use some help right now.”

So the logical question then, is when does it become an issue?  Should the Redskins look elsewhere for a strong leg and Australian accent?

“No, no we’ve just gotta work the visa department,” Shanahan said.  “This is nothing major, they can’t keep him there for six, seven months.  He’s got a job here in the United States.  Eventually they’ll let him go–at least I’m hoping they let him go.”

“If not, I’ll tell him to get married to an American.  That’ll make it easier.”

Well played, Coach.  Any volunteers?

Watch the rest of the presser below:

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4 Responses to “Your Wednesday Sav Rocca Update”

  1. By BobbyBronilla on Aug 3, 2011 | Reply

    this special teams daily update needs to rest. How about a Malcom Kelly update? No one cares about the kickers and punters until the game is on the line.

  2. By Justin Thompson on Aug 3, 2011 | Reply

    I for one enjoy the updates on the special teams. They are so vital to the outcome of the game they are worth following. Would like to see this issue worked out ASAP so that we can get him punting.

  3. By B.C. on Aug 3, 2011 | Reply

    Damn… That’s a big punter!

  4. By thtfan on Aug 3, 2011 | Reply

    Does shanahan know that hightower can kick? He was backup kicker in Az. Maybe he can punt too?

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