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Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Redskins punter honored

By Dan Graziano

Posted by's Matt Mosley

Redskins punter Ryan Plackemeier was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in a 10-3 win over the Eagles on Sunday. He punted eight times, and five of those were downed at or inside the 10-yard line. His five punts in the fourth quarter resulted in the Eagles starting drives at their 9, 3, 10, 20 and 9-yard lines. Pretty remarkable numbers for a guy who was released by the Seahawks -- against special teams coach Bruce DeHaven's wishes. Plackemeier has helped clean up a mess the Redskins made by cutting veteran Derrick Frost and going with rookie Durant Brooks.

This is the sixth weekly or monthly honor the Redskins have received this season.