Redskins cut Suisham after latest miss, sign Gano
The chip-shot miss against the New Orleans Saints has cost
Washington Redskins kicker Shaun Suisham his job.
Suisham, the most accurate kicker in franchise history, was cut
Tuesday by the Redskins, who replaced him with Graham Gano from the
United Football League.
Suisham made his first 13 field goal attempts this season, but
he had vital misses from 39 and 50 yards in the 7-6 loss to Dallas
three games ago and was wide right Sunday on a 23-yarder that would
have sealed a victory over the unbeaten Saints. New Orleans rallied
to win 33-30 in overtime.
Suisham made 18 of 21 attempts this season and 81 of 101 since
joining the Redskins in 2006. His 80.2 percent success rate is the
best career mark for any Redskins kicker with more than a
“We’ve let a good kicker go down the road,” coach Jim Zorn
said on his weekly radio show on ESPN980. “Shaun has performed
very well. I know he’ll just be upset. He should be, but yet
there’s an accountability there. We’ll all end up being accountable
for our season, no question about it.”
Gano kicked the winning field goal in overtime for the Las Vegas
Locomotives in the first UFL title game last month. He is from
Florida State and spent training camp with the Baltimore