Saturday, December 2, 2006
Redskins sign kicker Suisham
ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins signed Shaun Suisham
from the practice squad Saturday, giving the team an alternative to
struggling kicker Nick Novak for Sunday's game against the Atlanta
Redskins coach Joe Gibbs was unavailable for comment, so it was
unclear how he planned to use his two kickers. A likely scenario
would have Suisham handling kickoffs and Novak kicking extra points
and field goals.
Novak has made only 5 of 10 field goal attempts this season, and
his kickoffs have been short. Suisham was primarily a kickoff
specialist earlier this season with Dallas. He was signed to the
Redskins practice squad on Tuesday.
To make room for Suisham on the active roster, the Redskins
waived defensive tackle Ryan Boschetti.