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Ryan Plackemeier Is The Skins' New Punter

From Jason: The Redskins and punter Ryan Plackemeier have agreed to terms on a two-year deal to replace rookie Durant Brooks, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Plackemeier, who punted two years for Seattle while Jim Zorn was the QB coach there, was released by the Seahawks after one game this season, suffering through injury in the preseason.

Plackemeier, 24, and veteran Josh Miller were the finalists among the four punters who auditioned today, sources said, and both fared well. He, like Durant Brooks, won the Ray Guy Award in college - Plackemeier at Wake Forrest. Plackemeier averaged 40 yards per punt in 2007, and 45 per punt in 2006.

Brooks, a sixth-round pick in April. ranked last in the NFL in punting and was nursing a hip flexor problem.

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 14, 2008; 3:28 PM ET
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And another thing...oh, crap...

Posted by: EpsteinsMothersDoctor | October 14, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

here's a question: anyone talked to Shazam about how he feels about going on to holder number 3 for this season? Anyone ever asked Danny Smith why he insists on using his punter to hold, since it completely eliminates the chance of a meaningful fake?

Posted by: BabeLaufenberg | October 14, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: RedDMV | October 14, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

From wikipedia (who had this seconds before Jasno did), avocados > artichokes ...

"Plackemeier attended Fallbrook Union High School in San Diego and was a letterman in soccer and football. In soccer, he was a four-year letterman and a two-time team M.V.P. In football, as a senior, he was a first team All-Avocado League selection and was named the North County Times Kicker of the Year."

Posted by: dcsween | October 14, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Well, Vinnie and his radio show win this round!!!

Posted by: cmecyclist | October 14, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Do you guys notice a trend, we sign Shaun Alexander, Michael Green and Ryan P. They are all ex Seahawks. This makes a little leery of these signings. Ryan P has sucked this year as the Seahawks punter which is why he was cut. He also has something in common with Durant Brooks as they are both Ray Guy Award winnners. Personally I would have rather signed Josh Miller and Marcus Mason. The Lions and Bengals have already passed on signing Shaun Alexander this year. What does that say about him? I would have rather brought in a young RB and not an old over the hill back.

Posted by: Skins28 | October 14, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

at least it isn't Spurrier bringing in all those ex-Gators.

Posted by: DreamOutLoud | October 14, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

I really wish they would have brought back Marcus Mason (running back that was here during the pre-season and is currently on the Baltimore Ravens Practice Squad) and not signed Alexander. Is this Coach Spurrier all over again getting former players to play for them?!?! Also... For the love of Football both Burgundy and Gold... Please Coach Zorn get on those defensive backs coaches to drill all of the DB's and LB's on catching interceptions. They should be 6-0 if they had held on to the dang-on ball!!! Furthermore... PLEASE play Delvin Thomas!!! Should I dare say it, have Art Monk or Steve Largent school him on the finer points of being a Wide receiver!!! Go Skins!!

Posted by: ronman20671 | October 14, 2008 7:32 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: kcandlc | October 14, 2008 11:05 PM | Report abuse

To those comparing bringing in ex-Seahawks to bringing in ex-Gators: one organization is a professional football team. The other is a college program. Thus, comparing Zorn signing ex-Hawks to Spurrier signing ex-Gators is ludicrous.

Secondly, the Alexander signing is an insurance policy for Portis. Why bring in a young back when you've got Ladell Betts already? Betts isn't going anywhere as far as I can tell. If he comes back and is healthy, something tells me Alexander will be relegated to the scrap heap again. I liked Marcus Mason too, but if we're talking about just a short-term replacement for Betts I prefer Alexander.

Finally, Plackemeier went through the same thing Brooks did: he was injured, then he got cut once he couldn't punt well while injured. That's why he "sucked" for the Seahawks this year. Hopefully he's healthier these days.

Posted by: jcabana | October 15, 2008 12:23 AM | Report abuse

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