Capital Games
Covering the biggest personalities in DMV sports

Report: Redskins Sign Former Ravens Kicker Billy Cundiff, Release Kicker Graham Gano

Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    Getty Images
    BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 23: Place kicker Billy Cundiff #7 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on before the preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at M&T Bank Stadium on August 23, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Baltimore Ravens won 48-17. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

    And you thought quarterback was the only revolving-door position for the Washington Redskins.

    According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the 'Skins have signed former Baltimore Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff. In a corresponding move, they have also released kicker Graham Gano, according to ESPN980's Chris Russell.

    Baltimore cut Cundiff Sunday after two-plus seasons and less than two years after signing him to a five-year, $14.7 million contract extension. A member of the 2011 AFC Pro Bowl team after hitting 26 of his 29 field goal attempts, Cundiff struggled last season, missing nine field goals (five of which were beyond 50 yards). None, however, was more painful than the 32-yarder he missed in the AFC Championship Game that would have forced overtime. Instead, the Ravens lost to the New England Patriots by a 23-20 score. 

    Meanwhile, after it looked like Gano had outlasted the competition yet again, Washington decided to head in a different direction.

    Since joining the Redskins in December 2009, Gano had been one of the least accurate field goal kickers in the NFL; his 10 misses (five blocked) were an NFL-high last season and his 74 percent success rate is second-lowest in the league over that span.

    "I would like to thank the Redskins organization for the 3 years I spent with them," Gano tweeted. "I will miss my teammates and I wish you the best of luck!"

    If and when Cundiff appears in a regular-season game for the 'Skins, he will be their 18th kicker since 1995. That averages out to exactly one kicker per season.


    Follow Adam on Twitter @AdamVingan and e-mail your story ideas to adamvingan (at) gmail.com.