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Redskins to audition potential Cundiff replacements Tuesday


Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said yesterday he wasn’t sure what he was going to do with kicker Billy Cundiff.

The answer, apparently, is take a look at the alternatives to having him continue to kick.

According to Jason LaCanfora of, the Redskins will work out at least three kickers Tuesday: Olindo Mare, Josh Brown and Kai Forbath.

Cundiff missed three against the Buccaneers (but hit the one late that mattered), and missed a 31-yarder Sunday which allowed the Falcons to get a game-tying field goal before the half.

Granted, they might get a load of those three guys, and realize Cundiff is still a better option. But the looking around speaks volumes about their intent.

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22 Responses to “Redskins to audition potential Cundiff replacements Tuesday”
  1. blacknole08 says: Oct 8, 2012 2:19 PM

    Mare would be a downgrade for the Skins. How bout J0hn Kasay? He’s been pretty much automatic most of his career.

    Skins need to fix the kicking problem or they risk throwing their season away.

  2. skinsfan91 says: Oct 8, 2012 2:24 PM

    The missed field resulted in the Falcons scoring a touchdown before the half. Game tying field goal?

  3. jmsincla says: Oct 8, 2012 2:27 PM

    What’s Carson Wiggs up to?

  4. cush2push says: Oct 8, 2012 2:27 PM

    Granted, they might get a load of those three guys, and realize Cundiff is still a better

    Wow just wow

  5. dublindemonszfl says: Oct 8, 2012 2:28 PM

    Ryan Longwell is the only one they should be calling. He is still good, just can’t kick off with the distance they want now days.

  6. dcsuperfan says: Oct 8, 2012 2:30 PM

    I’d be happy with Morten Andersen at this point.

  7. camdenyard says: Oct 8, 2012 2:31 PM

    Mark Mosely is probably a better bet than Cundiff.

    Seriously, if Shanahan didn’t see the red flags that came with Cundiff, he deserved what he got.

    Cundiff has never met a 30-yard FG he didn’t like to miss.

  8. husky2score says: Oct 8, 2012 2:38 PM

    Maryland is just not a good fit for Billy Cundleft.

  9. kravenm3 says: Oct 8, 2012 2:47 PM

    Not sure why the Redskins can’t find a decent kicker. Even guys that don’t kick worth a hoot for the ‘Skins go elsewhere and perform admirably (Shaun Suisham for example). I guess D.C. is kicker kryptonite.

  10. frankpm says: Oct 8, 2012 2:56 PM

    i’m surprised josh brown is still out of work. he kicked very well in the pre-season and may have been the second-best performer in the Jets training camp. unfort for him the first-best there was Folk…

  11. nfloracle says: Oct 8, 2012 2:58 PM

    Mare? Mare?

    After his work in Carolina, I can’t imagine any team thinking Mare would be an upgrade. Well, maybe a team with a one-legged kicker… that would make sense to give Mare a look… but anything other than that, forgetaboutit!

  12. bunjy96 says: Oct 8, 2012 2:58 PM

    Forbath was outstanding in pre-season. Good range and depth on KO.

    Am amazed he wasn’t signed before the season started.

  13. winkeroni says: Oct 8, 2012 3:06 PM

    The Rams really miss Josh Brown.

  14. musicman495 says: Oct 8, 2012 3:28 PM

    This was totally predictable, and Shanahan should be hammered for this decision to get Cundiff. What quality coach sacrifices kickoff distance for field goal accuracy? Hell, the Saints have their punter kick off just so they can keep a medium leg kicker who can kick it straight.

  15. bcfalcon says: Oct 8, 2012 3:29 PM

    Why not Neil Rackers?

  16. johnnybgood19 says: Oct 8, 2012 3:29 PM

    kicking is so mental…. the last thing Cundiff needs is to be put under the gun… Last year Cundiff was the toast of the league… miss a big one and there goes all the good you did…. and you’re a bum….

  17. realitypolice says: Oct 8, 2012 3:32 PM

    There is no conceivable way they can trot Cundiff out again this Sunday. He should have been cut on his way off the field.

    Look- I don’t what his problem is, and I hope he figures it out and gets his career back on track, but he’ll have to do that on his own time.

    The Skins simply can’t afford to let him do it on theirs.

  18. 7swag7 says: Oct 8, 2012 3:32 PM

    “acknole08 says:
    Oct 8, 2012 2:19 PM
    Mare would be a downgrade for the Skins. How bout J0hn Kasay? He’s been pretty much automatic most of his career. ”

    All true, but I think it’s too late, because Kasay has already filed for social security.

  19. mattyk72 says: Oct 8, 2012 3:41 PM

    And the kicker carousel continues in D.C.

    Why is it so hard for them to find a halfway decent kicker?

    Cundiff has to go at this point. He’s 3/8 since the season opener.

  20. purplepride4ever says: Oct 8, 2012 5:02 PM

    Keep Cundiff in for this weeks game against my Vikings. Cut him next week.

  21. Maximus Decimus Meridius says: Oct 8, 2012 6:24 PM

    Graham Gano – Shouldn’t have been cut in the first place

  22. andyb053 says: Oct 8, 2012 8:00 PM

    I can’t get over the showboating Josh Brown did at the end of the Rams/Skins game in ’08. He’s in my top 10 most hated players. If the Skins sign him I don’t even know if I could root for him.

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