Saturday, September 14, 2013
Redskins sign place-kicker John Potter
By John Keim
The Washington Redskins signed place-kicker John Potter, though it remains uncertain if he or the injured Kai Forbath will kick in Sunday's game at Green Bay.
Forbath injured his groin this week and his condition worsened Thursday, with coach Mike Shanahan listing him as questionable on Friday's injury report. Forbath made 17-of-18 field goals last season, but missed his only attempt - a 40-yarder -- against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday. He will work out later Saturday night and/or Sunday morning when the Redskins will decide if he'll be able to kick or not.
Potter was with Washington in training camp and showed a strong leg on kickoffs. He also made a 63-yard field goal in one practice, but was inconsistent on his other kicks. It was not a close competition. Potter served as a kickoff specialist for Buffalo for part of last season, with 13 touchbacks on 26 kickoffs. But he has never attempted a field goal. Shanahan said Friday he would not have two kickers active for the game.
The Redskins had yet to announce who they would cut as of early Saturday afternoon.