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Fanshots Sections Looks Like Someone Has A Sixpack Of The MondaysDaily SlopRedskins Recapsfixed!EDTShareTweetShareShareNFL Free Agency 2019: Redskins sign former AAF QB Josh WoodrumKirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsOfficially Official:The Redskins have reportedly signed QB Josh Woodrum Ryan Kerrigan Jersey , who was last seen in the Alliance of American Football with the Salt Lake Stallions. Woodrum(6’3”, 231 lbs) played at Liberty before joining the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent following the 2016 NFL draft. Woodrum never stuck with an NFL team, bouncing around after being waived by the Giants. He spent a short time with the Colts, Bears, Bills, Ravens, and Browns. He was the 8th overall pick for the Stallions in their draft this year. He started 7 games in Salt Lake City, going 146 for 227(64.3% comp %) for 1,449 yards and 6 TDs with 8 INTs. The Redskins are looking for young arms at QB, and will likely draft or trade for one this year. Woodrum enters the picture as a potential camp arm.Woodrum is the 4th former AAF player the Redskins have signed since the league suddenly closed down after 8 weeks of their inaugural season. They signed OLB Andrew Arkush and OGSalesi Uatefe, then added LB DeMarquis Gates. The Redskins, along with many aother teams, continue to look at the league’s castoffs in an attempt to find the next hidden gem. There can be only one..."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Looks Like Someone Has A Sixpack Of The MondaysDaily SlopRedskins RecapsEDTShareTweetShareShareSundberg and East - atale of two long snappersReinhold Matay-USA TODAY SportsI’m not sure how many Redskins fans realized that Nick Sundberg was fighting through pain most of last season.I’m also not sure how many people remember that he was put on IR in December, amidst the flurry of late-season player shutdowns as the Redskins’ playoff hopes diminished then flickered out completely.The Redskins signed Andrew East to finish out the season as the Redskins long snapper.Because it was late in the season (and Tress Way Jersey , perhaps, being unsure of Sundberg’s long-term health status), the Redskins gave East a contract that runs through 2019.As you can see, Sundberg is 31 years old, and has two years left on his contract.He has no guaranteed money, and the Redskins would have to absorb a small $305K dead cap hit if they released him.He has long been a favorite of mine because of the 2012 season when he broke his arm and continued to play.How can you not love a player like that?He was also the 2017 Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee for the Redskins.And that kind of devotion to the team, the local community and the game should buy some commitment in return, right?I would have hoped so, but the NFL is a cut-throat business.Sundberg’s broken arm game was seven years ago.He’s on the wrong side of 30 and he’s suffering with back issues.Maybe the Redskins should think about moving on.There are only 32...Long snappers share something in common with Punters, Kickers and head coaches in the NFL.There are only 32 of them at any given time.Of the 4 jobs, long snapper is the one with the best job security, though it is probably the lowest paid.Fans often think of the long snapper the way they think of other offensive linemen — as one of the “big uglies” that tip the scales at 300 pounds (plus).But long snappers are really much more like linebackers — they are special teams aces who, after snapping the ball to the punter, have to run 40 yards downfield as fast as they can and try to make a tackle on the return man.This specialist position is also a stressful job requiring precision and a lot of coolness under pressure.Everyone focuses on the field goal kicker and the holder when a team lines up for a last-second 3-point attempt Fabian Moreau Jersey , but the entire operation of the kick begins with, and depends upon, the long-snapper doing his job.The ball, like in the Goldilocks story, can’t be too low or too high — it must be ‘just right’.Sundberg has spoken publicly in the past about the constant practice and work he puts in to be able to deliver the snap perfectly every time — the right speed, the right height, and with the laces just so.Redskins fans celebrated most of Tress Way’s punts in 2018 as works of art, but every one of those beautiful kicks started with the long snapper.One thing to acknowledge is that there was no drop off in performance when the team had to make the switch from Sundberg to East last season.The kicking game continued seamlessly.East is 4 years younger and $450,000 cheaper than Sundberg.If the special teams can function just as smoothly with one as with the other, then I have to wonder whether it is worth keeping the older, more expensive player on the roster.Is it time for the Redskins to move on from their long-time veteran — the tough guy who played with a broken arm rather than let the team down?Sundberg has been with the Redskins since 2010.Has he earned the right to play out his contract?Or should the Redskins front office take the decision out of his hands?Sundberg’s back issues could recur.Perhaps next time East or a similar player won’t be available.For that matter, maybe there won’t be as good an option available in 2021 if the Redskins let Sundberg play out his final two contract seasons.We have East under contract now.He appears to be healthy and he appears to be capable.Maybe it’s time for a ‘changing of the guard’ at long-snapper for the Redskins.