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Report: Cowboys will sign Suisham

Shaun Suisham, who was in Dallas for a tryout with the Cowboys today, will sign with the team, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports, and his first game with his new team will be Sunday night against the Redskins at FedEx Field.

Although Suisham missed a chip-shot field goal late in the fourth quarter of the 33-30 overtime loss to the New Orleans Saints two weeks ago and two field goals -- including a 39-yarder -- in the 7-6 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 22, he converted 18 of 21 field-goal attempts this season and is the most accurate place kicker in team history among those with at least 100 career field-goal attempts. He also had performed well in executing the designed kickoffs special teams coordinator Danny Smith called.

While Suisham is good enough to earn a job on the strength of his performance, the Cowboys had added incentive to sign him because of what he knows about his former team. According to several players, Suisham was heavily involved in the trick plays on punts and field-goal attempts that Smith enjoys designing. Punter Hunter Smith has rushed for a touchdown and thrown a touchdown pass this season.

There's no word yet whether the Cowboys will cut Nick Folk, he of the 24-yard clanger that would have given Dallas a 10-point lead over the Saints with 2:10 to play Saturday night. The Cowboys won the game and, Ed Werder of ESPN reports, may opt to put Folk on the season-ending injured-reserve list. He had offseason hip surgery.

By Jason Reid  |  December 21, 2009; 5:37 PM ET
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Comments

I hope Swiss-ham doinks all of his FGs with the Girls and cost them their remaining games.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | December 21, 2009 5:46 PM | Report abuse

428

Posted by: 428Maverick | December 21, 2009 5:46 PM | Report abuse

when does the inactives list come out?

Posted by: 428Maverick | December 21, 2009 5:49 PM | Report abuse

The Cowboys are some crap...gonna sign an "idiot kicker" as a spy...

how lame!

Posted by: rickyroge | December 21, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Why does it seem like Suisham is JReid's Leigh Torrance? The guy was a sub-mediocre kicker at best, and has cost the Redskins more games than he's won. Good riddance.

I hope he kicks a few out of bounds next week, and shanks a 20 yard chip shot. Oh, wait, Romo's holding again, so that won't be necessary.

Posted by: dmorgan6617 | December 21, 2009 5:56 PM | Report abuse

I'm actually amped up for this game tonight!

Here's what I'm looking at:

a) Jason Campbell- national stage; new GM...this is his chance to make a money statement

b) Thomas/Kelly/Davis- can they continue to make plays on the big stage.

c) what are the Skins gonna do at the Free Safety position?

d) The O-line...they need to bring their lunch tonight.


I'm setting the over/under of how many times they cut away to Allen/Snyder this evening...

The number is 5

Posted by: rickyroge | December 21, 2009 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: rickyroge | December 21, 2009 5:59 PM | Report abuse

I'll take the over. Psyched as well, go skins!!!!

Posted by: RomoLongballs | December 21, 2009 6:01 PM | Report abuse

oh this is hilarious

rickyroge, i'll take the over

Posted by: overzealous08 | December 21, 2009 6:02 PM | Report abuse

...who cares about Shoe-Shammy.

Why isn't anybody talking about Russ Grimm as the predecessor to Zorn?

Posted by: oddjob2 | December 21, 2009 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Swiss, may the farce be with you.

Posted by: Keyskonnection | December 21, 2009 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Suisham's analysis of the Skins, provided to his interrogators at Valley Ranch:

"When I was there, you could pretty much count on their kickoffs not reaching the ten, let alone the goal line, so that's a big plus for your return game... and, man, they couldn't count on their kicking game at all in big spots, no matter what the distance was... aside from that, I don't have much to tell you... the punter is a really nice kid, I guess, I spent a lot of time with him. Kind of a showoff with the whole touchdowns thing, but whatevs... Danny Smith gets real sore at you on the sideline when you do something wrong... and he kind of scares me anyway with that gum-chomping deal... I dunno, things have probably changed a lot since I left... you guys have any more questions?"

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 21, 2009 6:09 PM | Report abuse

I'm setting the over/under at how many times Haynesworth comes out of the game at 4

Posted by: rickyroge | December 21, 2009 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Why isn't anybody talking about Russ Grimm as the predecessor to Zorn?

Posted by: oddjob2 | December 21, 2009 6:05 PM

Because that job was held by one Joe Jackson Gibbs?

Posted by: 4-12 | December 21, 2009 6:12 PM | Report abuse

Reports of Blache, Gray interviews create problems for 'Skins
Posted by Mike Florio on December 21, 2009 5:50 PM ET
On Saturday, we reported that Redskins defensive coordinator Greg Blache already has been interviewed for the head-coaching job currently held by Jim Zorn. Later that day, the Washington Post reported that secondary coach Jerry Gray has interviewed for the gig.

Now, FOX 31 in Denver reports that both Blache and Gray have told Zorn that they did not interview for his job.

But, really, what else would they say?

Meanwhile, FOX 31 reports that Redskins tight ends coach Scott Wachenheim has told Zorn that Mike Shanahan's arrival is a "done deal."

Apart from the creation of rifts and hard feelings in the coaching staff, the league office and/or the Fritz Pollard Allienace eventually could become interested in the growing appearance that the Redskins have offered the job to Shanahan without conducting at least one good-faith interview of a minority candidate, as required by the Rooney Rule. Such a conclusion has recently been bolstered by Jay Glazer's report that owner Daniel Snyder offered the job to Shanahan during the 2009 offseason.

Hall of Fame linebacker Harry Carson, who serves as Executive Director of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, told FOX 31 that the situation in Washington would likely be discussed at Monday's meeting of the NFL's diversity committee.

'I'm sure the Redskins issue will be one of the first items on our agenda today," Carson said. "Right now we are just trying to gather all the information. Hopefully [failure to comply with the Rooney Rule] is not the case with their organization. . . .

"We wish that everyone would abide by the spirit of the rule and not try to get over by circumventing it. Again, I'm not sure that that is the case as of yet in Washington, but we are getting ready to address it within the hour. Our goal is to work with league in this alliance, and have everybody work together on this."

Regardless of how everything turns out, the Redskins surely would prefer to be dealing with other issues as the franchise prepares to host two prime-time games in the next six days.

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 21, 2009 6:16 PM | Report abuse

Report: Cowboys will sign Suisham

Oh dont you remember Sweet Suishham from hike,
Who choked in the clutch, chip shots wide right?

Posted by: FartezDudmore | December 21, 2009 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Grimm would be too much of a risk for Snyder. Can you imagine the PR nightmare if he had to fire Russ Grimm?

Grimm is fine where he is.

Posted by: rickyroge | December 21, 2009 6:17 PM | Report abuse

..who cares about Shoe-Shammy.

Why isn't anybody talking about Russ Grimm as the predecessor to Zorn?

Posted by: oddjob2 | December 21, 2009 6:05 PM | Report abuse


Because Gibbs was.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | December 21, 2009 6:18 PM | Report abuse

... as the franchise prepares to host two prime-time games in the next six days.

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 21, 2009 6:16 PM |

You has to figure that with a 4-9 going on 4-12 the Skinz will be seeing the last of prime time for awhile.

Posted by: FartezDudmore | December 21, 2009 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 21, 2009 6:16 PM

BG I think this is a non-issue Snyder has been making plans to hire Shanahan for awhile. I'd be surprised if he didn't cover the bases with the Rooney Rule.

Posted by: TWISI | December 21, 2009 6:21 PM | Report abuse

nateinthePDX - Righ on with Suisham's analysis. Best post that I've read in a long time!! He could also add - I think the Redskins kicking game has improved a lot in the past several weeks.

Posted by: VegasJim | December 21, 2009 6:25 PM | Report abuse

Why isn't anybody talking about Russ Grimm as the predecessor to Zorn?

Posted by: oddjob2 | December 21, 2009 6:05 PM |

oddjob2 with a oddpost2.

Posted by: FartezDudmore | December 21, 2009 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Holmgren's in the house in Cleveland.

Will Jim Zorn join him?

We'll see.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 21, 2009 6:31 PM | Report abuse

is there a way to watch the game online? is there a website that works? thanks

Posted by: Skins2 | December 21, 2009 6:31 PM | Report abuse

So, Tony Dungy can be premptively hired, but Shanahan has to stand in line behind some designated DNA qualified guy with zero chance of getting the job????

Whole thing is a GD joke. And deserves whatever trick f'ing it takes to get around the lunacy of the rule.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | December 21, 2009 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, do we really have to keep hearing about Suisham? He hurt us BADLY twice this season and, as memory serves, in Seattle playoff game. Almost sounds as if you WANT him to be the guy to beat us because you have a personal relationship wtih the him. It's a good thing to be a "good guy" but does that make him a good kicker?

If he makes just 2 field goals he's expcted to make, we are looking at 9-7 if we win out and an outside chance at the playoffs. It could be argued that he is more responsible for how negatively the Redskins have continuted to be portrayed despite strong efforts over the past 4 weeks.

Several other comments here make note of story lines more worth of a post from you Jason--Landry as SS, RT starter tonight, matchups for our emerging talent, etc.

Posted by: Cookie4 | December 21, 2009 6:34 PM | Report abuse

mistamayor

"Report: Cowboys will sign Suisham"

Explain to me like I'm a four year old why I--or anybody--should care?

BTW: There are some cats getting a shot to show their wares tonight before a national audience-- Q. Ganther/D. Thomas/F. Davis--and like most skins' fans, I'd like to get eheir feelings.

Why not give up some time--and dap--for them?

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 21, 2009 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Inactives around 7 p.m. Pat Hanlon of the Giants tweets:

Have not seen Aaron Ross yet and I'll just say for now that I've heard some things. No confirm but hang in there. 30 mins to inactives.

Posted by: Cindy Boren | December 21, 2009 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Prediction?

Redskins 30

Giants 24

Got presents to wrap.

Peace.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 21, 2009 6:39 PM | Report abuse

is there a way to watch the game online? is there a website that works? thanks

Posted by: Skins2 | December 21, 2009 6:31 PM |

Mebbe ESPN360.com or atdhe.net.

Posted by: FartezDudmore | December 21, 2009 6:39 PM | Report abuse

According to Comcast Sports Net, Jerry Gray and Greg Blache have denied interviewing for the head coaching position.

Yet another thing the media has screwed up.

Posted by: Lisa_R | December 21, 2009 6:40 PM | Report abuse

I'm setting the over/under of how many times they cut away to Allen/Snyder this evening...

The number is 5

Posted by: rickyroge | December 21, 2009 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Love it...I'm goin on a limb, I'm goin under!!!

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | December 21, 2009 6:42 PM | Report abuse

LOL, Nate!

Posted by: skinsfan8KaboveMSL | December 21, 2009 6:44 PM | Report abuse

I think Favre's move last night was crap. I understand his competetiveness and not wanting to come out. And frankly it was probably a bad idea by Childress. But he is the head coach. No player is bigger than the game, not in NFL. Tiger arguably is in golf.

Speaking of over/unders- mine for # of majors that TW misses is set at 1.5...I'll take the under to the bank

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | December 21, 2009 6:44 PM | Report abuse

I guess J Reid can read the ESPN crawler also... good report :)

Posted by: tony325 | December 21, 2009 6:44 PM | Report abuse

I'm with you LMG, going with the under in an upset...especially now with "Interviewgate" breaking out all over.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | December 21, 2009 6:44 PM | Report abuse

So, Tony Dungy can be premptively hired, but Shanahan has to stand in line behind some designated DNA qualified guy with zero chance of getting the job????

Whole thing is a GD joke. And deserves whatever trick f'ing it takes to get around the lunacy of the rule.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | December 21, 2009 6:33 PM |

SkinsfaninKaneohe = Clint Eastwood from Gran Torino

Posted by: FartezDudmore | December 21, 2009 6:45 PM | Report abuse

No player is bigger than the game, not in NFL. Tiger arguably is in golf.

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | December 21, 2009 6:44 PM |

And in babe bonin also.

Posted by: FartezDudmore | December 21, 2009 6:48 PM | Report abuse

SkinsfaninKaneohe = Clint Eastwood from Gran Torino

Posted by: FartezDudmore

I've got an answer. How about minority set-asides? Like the kind that drove some white guys out of the district for construction jobs. Maybe that will force more minorities to be hired.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | December 21, 2009 6:49 PM | Report abuse

back from th eslopes and checking up on what going on up here. . .you could do worse then beimg a character played by clint eastwood . . .

I'd like to see defense at full strength tonight, would be nice to make LBM look like bruce G from the Raiduhs, and make no mistake this defense is just as capable of doing that as they are of biting on dbl moves. . .

The irony of the FS/SS conundrum is that we find some SS keepers in late rounds of the draft. . .seems like we need to add a vet there and move dubL back to his natural position. . .maybe Smoot can be a safety next year, how hard is it to find someone who's not great but doesn't make huge mistakes?

Posted by: skinsfan8KaboveMSL | December 21, 2009 6:52 PM | Report abuse

It would be absolutely hilarious if Snyder does not hire Shanahan and hires someone totally off the radar since the media can get nothing right.

Posted by: Lisa_R | December 21, 2009 6:53 PM | Report abuse

NBC 4 just reported Heyer is out tonight.

Posted by: Lisa_R | December 21, 2009 6:54 PM | Report abuse

how hard is it to find someone who's not great but doesn't make huge mistakes?

Posted by: skinsfan8KaboveMSL | December 21, 2009 6:52 PM |

Hey, Snyderatto found Zorncus.

Posted by: FartezDudmore | December 21, 2009 6:56 PM | Report abuse

back to shanny for a sec. . . his track record, mo clarett aside, on offensive talent is above average IMHO. . .the lack of a defense is what did him in in Denver. . .they couldn't figure it out, dummerville is the only real find of recent drafts, they also had some real tragedy not that long ago in losing darent williams. . .

could be a real good fit here with a very solid foundation on D. . .let's see what happens. . .

BTW, would not at all have an issue if Russ Grimm winds up being the coach, the fact that his name is not being mentioned is no reason to not like the shanny news...like I said, it's all upside from here. . .

Posted by: skinsfan8KaboveMSL | December 21, 2009 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Report: Cowboys will sign Suisham
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great. Got any redskins news?

Posted by: AdamCr | December 21, 2009 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Fartez, far from it. I work for one of the nation's ultimate meritocracies. Guess my point of view just doesn't understand why the Rooney rule exists in today's NFL. ANY candidate interviewed not named Shanahan starts the process at best as a distant second. Why are all concerned forced to go through this embarrassing charade?

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | December 21, 2009 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Florio is such a d-bag even the people that post on his site think he's an idiot.

His big thing is going after teams for things like the rooney rule or tampering, and he makes this huge deal over it and nothing ever happens.

Posted by: Flounder21 | December 21, 2009 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Fartez, far from it. I work for one of the nation's ultimate meritocracies. Guess my point of view just doesn't understand why the Rooney rule exists in today's NFL. ANY candidate interviewed not named Shanahan starts the process at best as a distant second. Why are all concerned forced to go through this embarrassing charade?

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | December 21

why are kids starving in Africa . . .don't know the answer, but I bet you can find a blog to discuss that which isn't called RI. . .

back to our regular programing now. . .

Posted by: skinsfan8KaboveMSL | December 21, 2009 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Fartez, far from it. I work for one of the nation's ultimate meritocracies.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | December 21, 2009 7:01 PM |

My condolences. DC muni gov sucks.

Posted by: FartezDudmore | December 21, 2009 7:04 PM | Report abuse

Redskin blog JR who give a f_ck about SS it's an hour before game time how about doing a little work. Find out who is inactive or was SS your only contact over there.

Posted by: Flounder21 | December 21, 2009 7:06 PM | Report abuse

Tonight we ride with JC17, DT, and F. Davis.

I mean, really, do we have a core of players here to build around for once.

QB: JC
WR/KR: DT (don't like him returning punts)
RT: Heyer (out; but coming along at RT)
TE: FD
OLB/DE: OSackpo
OLB: Rocky (who is having a good year)
SS: LL (he has to move back)

If Tryon/Barnes/Westbrook can develop, they will be good, young cheap players.

I don't think we are too far away, and if Jaws' slurping of JC17 is correct (I think he is), then we are in good hands next year. (We need OL and some speed in the backfield).

Maybe if we go on a run here, it will carry over to next year like our losing ways from the end of last year carried over to the beginning of this year.

JC throws for at least 2 TDs and 300 yards.

Score: WSH 31, NYG 23

Posted by: Invisman52 | December 21, 2009 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Fartez, That would be a hell of a commute from here.


8k, i was posting in response to Florio's latest Redskins hit piece.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | December 21, 2009 7:13 PM | Report abuse

Fartez, far from it. I work for one of the nation's ultimate meritocracies.
Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | December 21, 2009 7:01 PM |
My condolences. DC muni gov sucks.

If you're getting paid by the DC govt to do anything in Kaneohe, I want that job.
Unless it's licking toilets clean, in which case give me the evening to think about it.

Posted by: daggar | December 21, 2009 7:15 PM | Report abuse

I still think suisham has been on jerruh's payroll since we played dallas a few weeks back.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 21, 2009 7:16 PM | Report abuse

beep time

Posted by: daggar | December 21, 2009 7:16 PM | Report abuse

HEYER, HALL, AND HAYNESWORTH IN!!!!

Posted by: Invisman52 | December 21, 2009 7:19 PM | Report abuse

I hope Suisham haunts the Skins next week and beats them. Maybe then Zorn will be the next bozo to go for not going for the TD instead of the FG against the Saints.

Posted by: memyselfI1 | December 21, 2009 7:51 PM | Report abuse

Why not sign him. He already won one game for them.

Posted by: Redskins001 | December 21, 2009 8:24 PM | Report abuse

Why not sign him. He already won one game for them.

Posted by: Redskins001 | December 21, 2009 8:26 PM | Report abuse

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