The Washington Redskins had seven representatives (at eight positions) in the first edition of ESPN.com NFC East blogger Dan Graziano’s All-NFC East Team.
For those of you unfamiliar, the ESPN.com All-NFC East team is Graziano’s running list of the best players at each position in the division. This week’s list will be the only time that it is based on the performances of a single week (Week 1).
Which Redskins made the cut to start off the 2012 season? Here’s the list:
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Billy Cundiff knows what it’s like to kick in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, having played for the New Orleans Saints during the 2006 season.
Cundiff said he’s looking forward to returning to the Superdome Sunday, this time as an opponent, as the Washington Redskins take on the Saints in both teams’ 2012 season openers.
“I was down there in 2006 and can remember playing there,” Cundiff said today before practice. “It’s a very loud place, especially since they’ve got a good team.”
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The Washington Redskins announced several roster moves early Monday evening as they were required to cut their preseason roster down from 90 players to 75.
Though that roster number must be reduced to 53 by Friday, the team in the meantime took advantage of an opportunity to get itself a Pro Bowl kicker.
Billy Cundiff, who was named All-Pro and to the Pro Bowl in 2010 as a member of the Baltimore Ravens, signed with the Redskins on Tuesday, two days after he was released by the Ravens.
Cundiff brings with him several accolades, but one thing that stood out to me was that he set the NFL record for most touchbacks in a season (44) in 2010. Though many point to field goal percentage as the main attribute for a kicker, coaches also look at where their kickers can help in the field-position game, and Cundiff is certainly a standout in that regard.
For those looking for a close-up at Cundiff’s kicking techniques on field goals and kickoffs, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a video (via coachzauner on YouTube) of Cundiff working out with former NFL kicking coach Gary Zauner:
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