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Punter Josh Bidwell helped off the field

Punter Josh Bidwell was limping visibly before he was helped off the field Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome about 90 minutes before kickoff.

Bidwell, who apparently suffered an injury during pregame warm-ups, was helped off the field by place kicker Graham Gano. With his left arm around Gano, Bidwell walked off the field slowly and the specialists disappeared into the tunnel.

Gano soon returned and practiced punting. Gano, who punted in college, took snaps from long snapper Nick Sundberg. Bidwell also is the holder for Gano on placekicks.

In the Redskins' first two games, Bidwell has a 43.9-yard average overall with a 40-yard net average. He has placed two punts inside the 20-yard line.

While Gano hasn't punted in a professional game, he does have some experience at the position. He doubled as Florida State's punter and kicker during his final three seasons there.

Perhaps his best game punting came in 2007 against Wisconsin, when Gano put four of his five punts inside the Badgers' 20-yard line. In that game, his first three punts landed inside the three-yard line.

In pre-game warmups, Gano blasted at least three punts of 50 or more yards. And as Gano practiced field goals, Cooley served as his holder.

By Jason Reid  | September 26, 2010; 2:47 PM ET
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Posted by: Chia_Pet | September 26, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

"limping visibly" and "being helped off the field" and "pre-game warm ups:"

three phrases we would rather not be used in describing our punter.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | September 26, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Who holds for place kicks? DMac or Sexy Rexy?

Posted by: frediefritz | September 26, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

The offense should simply score everytime they get the ball, thus eliminating the need for a punter.......

Posted by: mussdd | September 26, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

The offense should simply score everytime they get the ball, thus eliminating the need for a punter.......

Posted by: mussdd | September 26, 2010 2:57 PM

And they have to score TD's -- no FG's -- with two point conversions so they don't need a holder.

Posted by: beep-beep | September 26, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Holder beeps

Posted by: frediefritz | September 26, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Oh god! We're gonna lose now...Wait a minute, Zorny's gone, we'll be fine.

Posted by: spqr2k | September 26, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Again I will repeat WE CANNOT LEAVE POINTS OFF THE BOARD WE WILL LOOSE EVERY TIME. SCORE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. AND DO IT WITH TD'S NOT FG'S. Full Stop.

Posted by: ellensamm | September 26, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Again I will repeat WE CANNOT LEAVE POINTS OFF THE BOARD WE WILL LOOSE EVERY TIME. SCORE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. AND DO IT WITH TD'S NOT FG'S. Full Stop.

Posted by: ellensamm | September 26, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

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