The Washington Redskins are without a punter, as Sav Rocca is back home in Australia and waiting for his application for a work visa to be processed.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he expects the situation to get straightened out soon — and said he’d like to see Rocca marry an American if that’s what it takes.
“He’s got a job here in the U.S.,” Shanahan said. “Eventually they’ll let him go or, at least, I’m hoping they let him go. If not, I told him to get married to an American and that’ll make it easier.”
Australia’s Courier Mail pointed out that Rocca already has a wife in Australia, so that’s probably not a viable option.
The 37-year-old Rocca was a star in the Australian Football League before signing with the Eagles in 2007. After four years in Philadelphia he signed with the Redskins last week.