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Redskins welcome back the toughest long snapper in the land

Nick Sundberg AP

The 3-6 Redskins might not be any better today, but they’re at least a little tougher.

The Redskins have released long snapper Justin Snow, and will activate Nick Sundberg from injured reserve/designated for return to fill his roster spot, according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post

Sundberg, of course, is the baddest long snapper in the land, having played half a game with a broken arm earlier this year.

The arm was broken to the point where Sundberg heard it “click,” but he kept playing.

Sundberg has practiced the last two weeks, and Snow was told prior to Sunday’s loss to the Panthers it would be his last game.

“Literally, the past two weekends have been my biggest steps forward,” Sundberg said. “I lift Monday to Friday, and taking off the two days and then coming back, I have felt 100 percent better. I came in [Monday], had a great lift and did things I wasn’t close to being able to do last Thursday, then got out there and snapped today and definitely had 100 percent progress.”

While the decision to use the first year of the “designated for return” spot on a long snapper drew some sideways glances, he’s a valuable player, and earned some respect with his willingness to play hurt. Adding that kind of player to a locker room is never a bad thing.

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6 Responses to “Redskins welcome back the toughest long snapper in the land”
  1. 7swag7 says: Nov 6, 2012 3:06 PM

    Hallelujah! Our season is saved!

  2. wayne1693 says: Nov 6, 2012 3:13 PM

    On the other hand: Should we really encourage a player who is seriously injured that it is cool & heroic to keep on playing…?

  3. pooflingingmonkey says: Nov 6, 2012 3:16 PM

    Didn’t Jack Youngblood play Super Bowl XV for the Rams with a broken leg?

    The guys are animals. My hat’s off to them. I take a day off work for a sore back… these guys play football with broken bones.

  4. 81buckeye says: Nov 6, 2012 3:25 PM

    With all due respect to this dude, this is meaningless……unless he can play safety.

  5. getyourownname says: Nov 6, 2012 3:55 PM

    Talk about bold. So when Shanny says no one is safe from evaluation, he wasn’t kidding.

    Can you smell the championship?

    Me either.

  6. kevo126 says: Nov 6, 2012 6:26 PM

    morgan cox tore his acl and stilled finished the game but didnt get nearly the attention this guy did.

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