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

half-dozen attempts.

“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

Ravens.