Kicker swap; Redskins look for consistency by bringing in Billy Cundiff

No one was surprised when the Baltimore Ravens replaced kicker Billy Cundiff after he shanked a game tying field goal in the conference championship game last January. It didn't take long for Cundiff to find a new team though.

The Washington Redskins announced today that they had cut kicker Graham Gano and signed Billy Cundiff, who was unemployed for only 2 days following being cut by the Ravens.

Cundiff has connected on 132 of 172 career field goal attempts (76.7%) and 200 of 201 extra point attempts (99.5%). Cundiff has been in the NFL since 2002, but he still has a strong leg.

Graham Gano, by contrast, is viewed as a somewhat erratic kicker. He also has a big leg, but the Redskins were looking for a guy that can knock through clutch kicks late in a game to give them an extra win or two. Considering Cundiff's kick from January, I'm not exactly sure that's what they're getting.


About Shane Clemons

Shane Clemons came from humble beginnings creating his own Jaguars blog before moving on to SBNation as a featured writer for the Jaguars. He then moved to Bloguin where he briefly covered the AFC South before taking over Bloguin's Jaguars blog. Since the inception of This Given Sunday, Shane has served as an editor for the site, doing his best not to mess up a good thing.