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Plackemeier, Miller Among Punters Coming In

The Redskins will invite several punters to try out to replace Durrant Brooks tomorrow but are competing in a shallow market with several teams in need. Green Bay (where ex-Skin Derrick Frost has faltered) and Dallas are among teams looking for punters, and some players the Skins liked were already lined up to try to win jobs elsewhere.

Ryan Plackemeier and Josh Miller are both scheduled to be in Green Bay today, and both are scheduled to be in Washington tomorrow, according to league sources. If one wins the job with the Packers, then he won't be here.

Also, another possibility, unconfirmed at this point, is Scott Player.

Here's a thumbnail on these guys:

Ryan Plackemeier, a 7th round pick by Seattle in 2006, punted there for 2 years while Zorn was QB coach. He was cut after one game this season and missed camp with a pectoral injury.

Josh Miller, 38, and with 12 years of experience (which would be a commodity the Skins would covet in this case, given the rough time with a kid punter). Spent a lot of time with Pittsburgh and New England and was with the Titans earlier this year. He had a few punts for Tennessee in 2007 and has also been trying out all over the place.

As for Scott Player, he's 38, also with lots of experience. Player is a 10-year vet who was with Cleveland last year and has been making the rounds in tryouts this season. Player is expected to be in Kansas City for a tryout; sources say the Skins have not contacted him.

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 13, 2008; 1:54 PM ET
 
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Comments

1st

craig2, he was there step for step, and he was beaten again....Torrence gets torched a lot as anybody watching knows. But my point wasn't that Torrence got burnt, my question was why he was locked up in man in the first place and why on 3rd and 13 when they aren't close to fg range and they are out of timeouts are we blitzing in the first place. All year we have stayed back and played coverage, the one time we shouldn't be blitzing and we should be covering the deep ball and the sidelines to force them to go over the middle and stay in bounds we blitz and leave our 4th corner in man coverage. That was my point, and it isn't stupid.

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 13, 2008 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 13, 2008 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Two 38 year old punters? Do punters get better with age?

Posted by: Alan4 | October 13, 2008 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Punting is all about technique...

Posted by: JinxMan | October 13, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Dealer - They don't need Edwards to win the game, well as long as he can't muster more than 10 fantasy points, I'll root for him. But still rooting for the Browns and Jemal Lewis and Dante Stallworth.......

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 13, 2008 2:16 PM

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 13, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

sauerburn!!!! He was decent

Posted by: dealer1 | October 13, 2008 2:19 PM | Report abuse

If you've got sons, teach them how to punt. Not a bad gig. No contact, good money. No job security and a bit stressful, but probably no more so than being a small business owner or working for an idiot boss. Plus, they can always say they "play in the NFL" and pull girls in a bar.

Anybody see any downsides to being an NFL punter?

Posted by: PDiddy | October 13, 2008 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Why so many post on punters? This was a collective loss.

The Punters didn't lose this game.

Neither did the Rookies not playing.

As Zorn said, 'We're all in this together.'

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 13, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

total lack of respect from your peers and what happened to McBriar Sunday...but actually no, if I could punt I'd do it in a hear beat....who was that punter we had a few years ago who got his nose bent sideways? that looked painful.

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 13, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

lol, that was in a heartbeat

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 13, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

I like Plackmeir. I hope he earns the position.

Posted by: redskins91 | October 13, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Why so many post on punters? This was a collective loss.

The Punters didn't lose this game.

Neither did the Rookies not playing.

As Zorn said, 'We're all in this together.'

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 13, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse


When a team doesn't get an offensive TD all game but on a scoring drive they are able to lose yardage and still kick a FG, your punter hasn't helped your effort that day.

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 13, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Anybody see any downsides to being an NFL punter?

Posted by: PDiddy | October 13, 2008 2:19 PM

The Dallas guy. Apparently tore his achilles when the Cards blocked the kick to win the game (ed. note- F Dallas).

Although, to your original point, he can limp into the bar on his crutches, say he hurt his leg "playing in the NFL," and pull girls.

Nope. No downside.

Posted by: 4-12 | October 13, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Am I the only person that did not realize that Brad Johnson was 40? I knew he'd been around for awhile, but had no idea that it had been THAT long.

Posted by: suzannepdc | October 13, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

The Punters didn't lose this game.

Neither did the Rookies not playing.

As Zorn said, 'We're all in this together.'

Posted by: 4thFloor

Wouldn't that mean that they DID lose the game?

I think what Zorn means is that it's not one or two players held accountable, it's everybody that's held accountable. And the key part is being "accountable". Nobody gets a free pass, no matter how young or inexperienced. Nor should they.

Posted by: psps23 | October 13, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Plackemeier is Durant Brooks in a couple of years. Plackemeier was drafted in the 7th round after winning the Ray Guy award in college.

Posted by: Alan4 | October 13, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

"Davis was a dumb pick because you have an All Pro TE playing in front of him with a 6 year deal. You don't use a 2nd round pick to draft a backup.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 13, 2008 2:19 PM "


Why not? You don't like having good depth?

Posted by: TheTruth11 | October 13, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

NFC East = Beast?

Skins lose, girlz lose and philly has to come from behind in the ht4 to beat SF.

NFC South
3 teams 4-2, and New Orleans at 3-3.

Will 3 teams make it from the NFC East? Not at all clear.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 13, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Barker I think is who broke his nose and then just kept focusing in on it while it was completely not facing the direction is was supposed to.

Posted by: suzannepdc | October 13, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Two 38 year old punters? Do punters get better with age?

Posted by: Alan4 | October 13, 2008 2:11 PM |
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Jeff Feagles seems to.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | October 13, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

"If you've got sons, teach them how to punt. Not a bad gig. No contact, good money. No job security and a bit stressful, but probably no more so than being a small business owner or working for an idiot boss. Plus, they can always say they "play in the NFL" and pull girls in a bar.

Anybody see any downsides to being an NFL punter?

Posted by: PDiddy | October 13, 2008 2:19 PM"

I want my kid to have the gig Ethan Albright has.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | October 13, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

zjfr2 - And those 3 TOs on the Rams side of the field had nothing to do with it, right? More than punting where Brooks went 2 for 4 in good punts for the game?

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 13, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Why not? You don't like having good depth?

Posted by: TheTruth11 | October 13, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

I love having good depth, at say Oline, Dline, LB, Safety, Corner, WR, RB, QB, Coaching Staff, Cheerleaders, Training Staff, and beer supply. The last place I'm worried about drafting for depth is backup TE. Especially using a SECOND ROUND PICK to do it. That's WHY!

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 13, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

that punter we had a few years ago who got his nose bent sideways? that looked painful.

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 13, 2008 2:22 PM

Bryan Barker

Posted by: F_Registration | October 13, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Aw hell, let's just bring Frost back. At least he's not afraid to hit and he's a good holder.

Posted by: sellyoursol | October 13, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Green Bay (where ex-Skin Derrick Frost has faltered)

Wasn't this the same guy you blast the Skins for letting go? It would have been nice if you came out and admit that they were right and you was wrong when it came to Frost.

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | October 13, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

I just. Saw the replay of Dallas punter ...how was that not a personal foul on the cards?

Posted by: dealer1 | October 13, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

"I love having good depth, at say Oline, Dline, LB, Safety, Corner, WR, RB, QB, Coaching Staff, Cheerleaders, Training Staff, and beer supply. The last place I'm worried about drafting for depth is backup TE. Especially using a SECOND ROUND PICK to do it. That's WHY!

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 13, 2008 2:30 PM "


so would you just pretend injuries don't happen?


I'm gonna laugh when Davis starts balling out. Great teams in the NFL draft the best player available and then make it work. We've gotten younger and in 5-10 years we'll see how it has worked out.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | October 13, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

As for Cooley, he does have a history of fumbling occasionally while trying to get the extra yards. Usually, once that happens in a season, it doesn't happen again, so maybe we got that going for us?

Posted by: bms46and2 | October 13, 2008 1:46 PM


Cooley's stats. 5 fumbles in 5 years in the league. @ lost. 3 in 2005. He has a history of fumbling occassionally while going for the extra yard. He averages 1 fumble per year. That's not occassionally, that's rarely.

YEAR TEAM G REC YDS AVG LNG TD FD FUM LOST
2004 WAS 16 37 314 8.5 31 6 23 0 0
2005 WAS 16 71 774 10.9 32 7 44 3 1
2006 WAS 16 57 734 12.9 66 6 33 0 0
2007 WAS 16 66 786 11.9 39 8 46 1 0
2008 WAS 6 30 345 11.5 28 1 18 1 1
Career 70 261 2953 11.3 66 28 164 5 2


Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 13, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

4thFloor, your making a terrible argument. Obviously turnovers hurt us obviously and cost us the game, but you shouldn't be excited that our punter went 2 for 4, this aint baseball man, an NFL punter should be able to kick a 40 punt in a driving rain/snow/sleet against the wind on the road out of his own end zone, not get you excited that he went two for four.

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 13, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Who wants to bet Dallas signs Frost just so he can stick it to us.

Posted by: isonic1 | October 13, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Siris, I was not at the game and I saw Davis enter the game while watching from a bar on TV.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 13, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

espn has just spent over an hour discussing romo

Posted by: dealer1 | October 13, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

TheTruth11 your a moron if you think the Davis pick was a good one.

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 13, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

dealer- If you block the kick, you can take the punter's achilles with you...no penalty.

Posted by: 4-12 | October 13, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

I just. Saw the replay of Dallas punter ...how was that not a personal foul on the cards?

Posted by: dealer1

Because it was blocked. As long as you get part of the football there is no foul.

Posted by: icetotalpackage | October 13, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

dealer- If you block the kick, you can take the punter's achilles with you...no penalty.

Posted by: 4-12 | October 13, 2008 2:37 PM |
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Correct. It's only a penalty if you hit the kicker (and are not blocked into him) and he gets the punt off. If it's blocked, you can kill him and it's all good.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | October 13, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

I just. Saw the replay of Dallas punter ...how was that not a personal foul on the cards?

Posted by: dealer1 | October 13, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm..................because they BLOCKED THE PUNT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: virtueandvice | October 13, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

I just. Saw the replay of Dallas punter ...how was that not a personal foul on the cards?

Posted by: dealer1 | October 13, 2008 2:33 PM

Contact with the ball. Touch the ball, almost anything goes that's not flagrant.

Posted by: hobbes9 | October 13, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

"TheTruth11, in my opinion your a moron if you think the Davis pick was a good one.

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 13, 2008 2:37 PM"

Fixed.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | October 13, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Guess you got your answer dealer!

Posted by: suzannepdc | October 13, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

lol dealer duh

Posted by: TheTruth11 | October 13, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

thanks 4th...that's tough...

Posted by: dealer1 | October 13, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: Cindy Boren | October 13, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm. Zorn should ask Jason Taylor if he knows any punting candidates form dancing with the stars.

Posted by: TheCork | October 13, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Why are we getting the 'Boys' and Packers' leftovers? Was Cerrato too busy prepping his radio show to work the phones?

Posted by: SammyT1 | October 13, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

I came in second in a punt, pass, and kick competition when I was 10.

Posted by: gatorz | October 13, 2008 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Theismann can audition for the punting job, he has had experience...or should I say had bad experience. Hey what about Ed Bunn.

Posted by: joeboggs | October 13, 2008 7:55 PM | Report abuse

anybody know if Sauerbrun is still out there?

Posted by: jimschaecher | October 13, 2008 8:55 PM | Report abuse

Sauerbrun is out there, and ready to play. They would be silly not to invite him.

Posted by: jfpetey | October 13, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

bringing in kickers only breeds competition. If it make brooks kick better then we improve the situation. Can't hurt.
The holding of Suisham is a main issue..
Can Collins Hold?

Posted by: Dkessler1 | October 14, 2008 12:25 AM | Report abuse

brooks did bad yes. i remember frost doing much worse. when we needed a good kick from endzone he would shank it. the other team would start on our 30. how soon people forget. frost is also sucking with green bay.let him go to dallas. anyone thinking he would stick it to us with dallas has a short memory. oh by the way he was a great tackler but thats it.

Posted by: rls1041 | October 14, 2008 9:23 AM | Report abuse

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