Justin Snow will be the Redskins new long snapper, replacing the injured Nick Sundberg, a league source said Tuesday.Sundberg broke his left arm in Sundays 40-32 victory in New Orleans. He was injured late in the first half but finished the game, snapping the ball nine more times.Snow was released by the Colts in the final round of preseason cuts last month after 12 seasons in Indianapolis. The 36-year-old had been the Colts longest tenured player.Snow was brought to Redskins Park for a tryout Tuesday. His competition was Lonnie Paxton and Joe Zalenka, according to a tweet from ESPNs Adam Schefter.Sundberg, punterholder Sav Rocca and new kicker Billy Cundiff had just begun to develop a chemistry and rhythm, Cundiff said after going 4 for 4 on field goals attempts against the Saints.Now the process of finding that rhythm will begin anew with the Redskins set to face the Rams in St. Louis next Sunday.It was not immediately clear how the Redskins planned to clear a roster spot for Snow. One possibility would be to put Sundberg on injured reserve, though the team could opt to waive or release another player on the 53-man roster.
DETROIT—The Redskins not only have to deal with a tough loss to the Lions, they face the possibility of playing without two of their best players, one on each side of the ball.
Cornerback Josh Norman left the game in the third quarter. He tried to make a play on a long pass to Marvin Jones and as he lunged he appeared to hit his head on the artificial turf. He lay on the field for a few minutes before being helped directly to the locker room area. It was later announced that he has sustained a concussion. He will automatically enter the NFL’s concussion protocol.
Then on the next to last play of the game Pro Bowl tackle Trent Williams went down with what he later said is a hyperextended left knee. He also was on the field for a few minutes before being helped off and being assisted into the locker room.
He spoke to reporters before leaving and said that he would get an MRI on Monday and he would know more then. Williams was very noticeably favoring his left leg as he limped out of the locker room towards the team bus.
Guard Brandon Scherff left the game for a while late in the second quarter with what Jay Gruden said was an AC joint sprain on his shoulder. He returned to the game after halftime and in the locker room he didn’t have a wrap or a sling.
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