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Punter Situation Remains in Flux

The Redskins took the practice field this afternoon and began installing the gameplan for the Kansas City Chiefs. What they aren't sure about right now is just who will perform punting duties for them this Sunday.

As Hunter Smith recovers from a groin injury suffered Oct. 4 against Tampa Bay, the Redskins on Monday released Glenn Pakulak, their punter for last Sunday's loss to the Panthers. But this morning, they re-signed Pakulak to the practice squad, which means if Smith still isn't healthy enough to play, Pakulak will be ready to go against the Chiefs.
Smith said today that he's feeling better butĀ is stillĀ "day to day."

"We're just going to see how it is at the end of the week... I think we're making significant progress," he said. "I don't know if we're going to be ready to play or not."

With his status uncertain, Smith did not punt a single ball last week. He said he thinks he'll be able to punt on Friday in practice, just to test out the injury and see if he's ready for the game. In the meantime, he's undergoing various forms of treatment every day at Redskins Park.

"All kinds of things," he said. "You try to do something different every day, just to keep the muscle confused so it heels completely on every level."

Last Sunday was the first regular season game Smith has missed in his 11-year career. He said he's never suffered a similar groin injury.

"These things are tricky," he said. "Sometimes they heel quick, sometimes it takes them a little longer than you'd like."

Pakulak had five punts, averaging 42.4 yards (35.6 net). For comparison's sake, Smith is averaging 43.5 yards this season (40.4 net).

By Rick Maese  |  October 14, 2009; 3:39 PM ET
 
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I dont feel sorry for ANYONE on the Skins team right now... sorry Sellers

If this team were winning the reporters would be writing columns praising the Skins
bottom line is the Skins have had the EASIER schedule in NFL history through 6 games and looked awful...

so yeah fans and media alike want answers or insight DEAL WITH IT

Posted by: BenchCampbell | October 14, 2009 3:44 PM | Report abuse

uh oh

Posted by: dcsween | October 14, 2009 3:44 PM | Report abuse

FIRST

Posted by: BenchCampbell | October 14, 2009 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Mmmm, punter post, that should calm everyone down.

Posted by: fzone | October 14, 2009 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Wow. Mike Sellers used to be one of my favorite Skins.

Now he just sounds like a whiny child.

If he doesn't like the reporters, he should go back to the CFL.

***********
Yeah, how dare he give such an uppity answer when the press graces him with such an insightful question.

Posted by: LouLewis | October 14, 2009 3:37 PM | Report abuse

How dare you provide such an uppity reply when I graced you with such an insightful post.

Um, for real...one might think that hardest part of the season so far is LOSING GAMES?!?!?

But no, instead one of our team captains is crying himself to sleep at night because of all the mean reporters.

Posted by: p1funk | October 14, 2009 3:46 PM | Report abuse

This blog moves faster than a twitter page. Geez.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | October 14, 2009 3:46 PM | Report abuse

I dont feel sorry for ANYONE on the Skins team right now.

Posted by: BenchCampbell | October 14, 2009 3:44 PM

Not even Renaldo Wynn, the new new Omar Stoutmire, the "battered wife" of Skins who keeps coming back after leaving, again?

Posted by: dcsween | October 14, 2009 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Crap sween, now I have to reconcile this question in my mind...Am I my own pusher? Thanks. Thanks a lot.

But seriously...see cL at 3:39, re: Media and Billions.

Posted by: 4-12 | October 14, 2009 3:48 PM | Report abuse

easiest schedule... woops

Posted by: BenchCampbell | October 14, 2009 3:48 PM | Report abuse

I tell ya' personnel moves are being made on this squad, wish they were making ones that produced some points.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | October 14, 2009 3:49 PM | Report abuse

"The Redskins took the practice field this afternoon and began installing the gameplan for the Kansas City Chiefs."


So what's the gameplan when it's 2-3 v. 0-4 or whatever?

Let's see:

a. avoid reporters
b. make sure golf clubs are set and ready to go
c. suggest that the team doesn't have the right pieces when you are a piece that doesn't fit into what the team does
c. fight the alleged star running back
d. bring in a new set of eyes
e. prevent the defensive coordinator from speaking to the press
g. offer a nap and a snack to your $48 million dollar 'big splashy move' defnsive signing
h. prevent the media from using the word 'bust' while discussing the entire 2008 drafted class
i. all of the above

It seems this game plan has been installed already.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 14, 2009 3:49 PM | Report abuse

You want the media to chill out!??

JUST WIN BABY!

Posted by: BenchCampbell | October 14, 2009 3:49 PM | Report abuse

"PFT has learned that the Washington Redskins are in negotiations with the Buffalo Bills for a receiver, however it's not the one you're thinking of. Its BOTH of them. Rumor has it that the Redskins and Bills entered into negiations regarding the services of both Roscoe Parrish, and TO, yes, Terrell Owens. The Redskins are said to be parting with back-up defensive lineman Anthony Montgomery, as well as a 2nd round pick in next years draft. Stay tuned"

CRAP-TASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 14, 2009 3:44 PM | Report abuse

I said it before and I'll say it again.

T.O. represents everything I can't stand about pro sports and pro athletes.

If we go this route and bring him in, I will resign my fan affiliation from this team until further notice.

Posted by: p1funk | October 14, 2009 3:50 PM | Report abuse

And sacked Quarterbacks.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | October 14, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

punter situation remains in flux
there's the understatement of the year

Posted by: connskins | October 14, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

UM, BG...i need attribution on that one.

CheyenneWY:

design, implement, teach, manage, fund raise for and conceptualize how digital technology can educate youth both inside and out side of school settings. My home base is a science museum.

Do I make great money, obviously not. Do I have to put of annoying garbage to secure my paycheck....of course.

Your point?

Posted by: chrislarry | October 14, 2009 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: chrislarry | October 14, 2009 3:53 PM | Report abuse

No. I think any competent #2 QB will do until we build up our O-LINE and fill some holes...JC has crappy career numbers.. What have you been watching??

Posted by: scottmando | October 14, 2009 3:44 PM | Report abuse

JC is on a crappy team. Go back and look at Orton's career numbers. We have a broken down over the hill bad offensive line, broken down over the hill bad running back, and bad play caller. Those all need fixed before we fix our mediocre QB. We're not saying he's good. We just saying you don't bother clipping your hangnail when you've been shot 6 times. There's more important matters to deal with.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | October 14, 2009 3:54 PM | Report abuse

It's totally the medias fault that Hunter Smith may not play again.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 14, 2009 3:55 PM | Report abuse

4-12/cL, OK, agree to disagree. I just figured that players get drafted/make rosters/get paid based on athletic ability and the risks of life-shortening, brain threatening injuries ... but if you guys want to add "communication skills" to that job requirement, whateves. Skins do so well at PR as it is, its probably a man standing up for being a man that is bringing down this team's public image.

I'm just saying that Mr. Svrugla and Mr. Tenorio were peeved by Sellers' response, hence the choice quote caption. No one likes to be called "You people."

Posted by: dcsween | October 14, 2009 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Soup's been sacked 13 times in 2009; 16h in pass rating. Rivers sacked 11 times. Rogers 20. Big Ben 13. Farve 11. All are rated higher. It's not the sacks, it's Soups inability read a D that is the difference between he and the others. That is why he'll be a career backup.

Posted by: Realness1 | October 14, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

But if you guys want to add "communication skills" to that job requirement, whateves. Skins do so well at PR as it is, its probably a man standing up for being a man that is bringing down this team's public image.

I'm just saying that Mr. Svrugla and Mr. Tenorio were peeved by Sellers' response, hence the choice quote caption. No one likes to be called "You people."

Posted by: dcsween | October 14, 2009 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Dealing with the media is as much a part of the job as anything, sween. This ain't 1951...

Posted by: mattylight | October 14, 2009 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Ummm.. The source for that post is likely the "Beantown Greg Digest of Slightly Likely Fictious Rumors"

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | October 14, 2009 4:00 PM | Report abuse

CL,

just curious really...not sure what kind of garbage you have to deal with to secure your paycheck, but I hope its not as bad as annoying reporters.

Great answer though...sounds like you have practiced that over the last few years.

Posted by: CheyenneWY | October 14, 2009 4:00 PM | Report abuse

I just figured that players get drafted/make rosters/get paid based on athletic ability and the risks of life-shortening, brain threatening injuries ... but if you guys want to add "communication skills" to that job requirement, whateves.

Posted by: dcsween | October 14, 2009 3:56 PM | Report abuse


Team captains usually are supposed to have communication skills...but like you said - agree to disagree.

Posted by: p1funk | October 14, 2009 4:01 PM | Report abuse

no idea what you're talking about jd.....and I'm gonna tell you, that hurts...what you're suggesting.....that hurts..

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 14, 2009 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Bean your (ahem) 'posts from PFT' are priceless. See if you can get the hamsters all riled up over something good.

I love being a lemming on RI if I'm gonna jump off a cliff it seems nice to do it in the black and maroon with a bunch of other black and marooners.

Posted by: sfskin | October 14, 2009 4:01 PM | Report abuse

I don't really disagree sweeny, but I think their is another rung of context that is the media landscape/public interest that drives the economic model that the NFL thrives in dictates the media engagement. Does it suck? Sure maybe sometimes...of course....But its the NFL that dictates the access...why? B/C its the benjamins baby!

Posted by: chrislarry | October 14, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse

If I can dare look beyond Sunday's internecine exercise in futility among the native American tribes, I'm wondering if the iggles GM signs Pakulak first light on Monday -- and keep him on an 8 day contract. It's not that da phillies need a punter, mind you, it's just that the dumbskins are so damn stupid, they keep releasing and resigning him -- before they ever know whether they have anyone else ready to play the position. Same goes, I guess, for anyone whose ever put their fingers in the dirt along O-line. Yo Vinny, you dumb fork!

Posted by: Vic1 | October 14, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Will Montgomery is your new starting RG.

Posted by: TWISI | October 14, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse

ok, I copy and pasted that from PFT, I'm starting to get pissed...what exactly are you accusing me of...you think I make this stuff up......wow....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 14, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse

As I said yesterday...if you think it's bad here, go play like a$$ for one of the New York teams, and you'll see how difficult the media really can be.

Posted by: 4-12 | October 14, 2009 3:18 PM

Remember the NY Media and AP and the case of the honking horn that ticked all the NY Reporters off? They were 0-2 and about to face us? Next thing you know...Championship.

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 14, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Soup's been sacked 13 times in 2009; 16h in pass rating. Rivers sacked 11 times. Rogers 20. Big Ben 13. Farve 11. All are rated higher. It's not the sacks, it's Soups inability read a D that is the difference between he and the others. That is why he'll be a career backup.

Posted by: Realness1

Youre the same guy that gets a speeding ticket by running a red light camera and when the picture comes in the mail, you cant understand how they knew it was you becuase just as you ran the light you covered your face...

I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Posted by: CheyenneWY | October 14, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Aw man I want to see Chris Cooley punt one :D

Posted by: Veretax | October 14, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Remember the NY Media and AP and the case of the honking horn that ticked all the NY Reporters off? They were 0-2 and about to face us? Next thing you know...Championship.

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 14, 2009 3:55 PM

See...today's the turning point for this season!

sween- The only way to resolve our differences on this issue is a get together with a bottle of Jamesons and a bottle of Remy.

Posted by: 4-12 | October 14, 2009 4:06 PM | Report abuse

"heal" not "heel". Please it's painful enough reading about this team without the bad typos.

Posted by: AdamCr | October 14, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

"These things are tricky," he said. "Sometimes they heel quick, sometimes it takes them a little longer than you'd like."


That's funny. I heard Cesar Millan, The Dog Whisperer, say the exact same thing once.


(It's h-e-A-l, Mease.)

Posted by: freakzilla | October 14, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Will Montgomery is your new starting RG.

Posted by: TWISI | October 14, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse


And why not?

If we keep stirring the crap around at least it won't get hard and stale...

Posted by: p1funk | October 14, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Has the RI nation got together recntly.

I used to see JLaC setting some things up

Posted by: CheyenneWY | October 14, 2009 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Beep

Posted by: CheyenneWY | October 14, 2009 4:09 PM | Report abuse

can i blame the media on crappy sundays, miserable mondays, hopeful tuesdays and then realistic fridays that this team stinks?

Posted by: connskins | October 14, 2009 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Hey, have been wondering why dey call that dumb fork Soup. And is dat duck soup, dumb turkey, or just plain chickin noodle? Of maybe veggie like squash, pumkin head or what gives?

Posted by: Vic1 | October 14, 2009 4:09 PM | Report abuse

As I said yesterday...if you think it's bad here, go play like a$$ for one of the New York teams, and you'll see how difficult the media really can be.

Posted by: 4-12 | October 14, 2009 3:18 PM

Remember the NY Media and AP and the case of the honking horn that ticked all the NY Reporters off? They were 0-2 and about to face us? Next thing you know...Championship.

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 14, 2009 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: CheyenneWY | October 14, 2009 4:05 PM

Keep backing a loser and love it. Are you the guy that plays Madden, college, Tecmo that blndly calls pass plays and runs 20 yards behind the line of scrimmage and randomly smashes any button to pass? I love playing people like that.... Read a defense Soup and prove me wrong....

Posted by: Realness1 | October 14, 2009 4:13 PM | Report abuse

I am just pisssed b/c my freaking Caps haven't won a game since they showed up to that Skins game 2 weeks ago. The Skins stink rubbed off!!!

Posted by: chrislarry | October 14, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

JC is on a crappy team. Go back and look at Orton's career numbers. We have a broken down over the hill bad offensive line, broken down over the hill bad running back, and bad play caller. Those all need fixed before we fix our mediocre QB. We're not saying he's good. We just saying you don't bother clipping your hangnail when you've been shot 6 times. There's more important matters to deal with.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | October 14, 2009 3:54 PM | Report

If he ain't good then why not get something for him before he walks out the door and you get nothing?? Just trying to be smart is all. We could keep him but he will want starter money he ain't worth it so take a back up, maybe drop off in QB production a little ( if thats possible) and use the pick for OL help

Posted by: scottmando | October 14, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse

"The Redskins took the practice field this afternoon and began installing the gameplan for the Kansas City Chiefs."

Does the game plan include not scoring 20 points and getting beat by a winless team? I don't think they need to practice that anymore.

Posted by: Moose33 | October 14, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Greg,

It does occur to me that anything is possible with this team, so nothing is out of the question.

I shouldn't dismiss your ace reporting so lightly.

With hat in hand...

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | October 14, 2009 4:24 PM | Report abuse

There is no reason to trade anyone now unless the deal is too good to pass up. I believe if next year is uncapped, which it is looking like it will be both Campbell and Rogers will be restricted free agents which means that we have the option to match their best offer and if we choose not to match we get draft picks. I do not think that the draft pikcs are awarded until the next draft in the same draft year as the signing though. Does anyone no what the rules are on restricted free agents?

Posted by: m_p_holmes | October 14, 2009 8:33 PM | Report abuse

There is no reason to trade anyone now unless the deal is too good to pass up. I believe if next year is uncapped, which it is looking like it will be both Campbell and Rogers will be restricted free agents which means that we have the option to match their best offer and if we choose not to match we get draft picks. I do not think that the draft pikcs are awarded in the same draft year as the signing though. Does anyone no what the rules are on restricted free agents?

Posted by: m_p_holmes | October 14, 2009 8:34 PM | Report abuse

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