Redskins Sign Dirk Johnson to Punt

by Matt Snyder

The Redskins punter in 2008, Ryan Plackemeier, finished 27th in the NFL in gross average per punt. At 33.9 yards per punt, he ranked dead last in the NFL in net average (among full-season punters), so it was obvious the 'Skins needed to go in a different route with the punting game. Thus, they have inked Dirk Johnson -- one the greatest names of all-time, by the way -- to take over punting duties.

Of course, Johnson didn't fare much better in Arizona last year. He was 26th in gross average and tied for 26th in net average. This will be Johnson's fourth team in the past five years, so he's obviously not been setting the world on fire.

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