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Redskins Designate Nick Sundberg For Return, Sign Justin Snow
Long snapper Nick Sundberg, who broke his left arm in the Washington Redskins’ 40-32 victory at New Orleans on Sunday, was placed on injured reserve Tuesday and given the “designated for return” label, allowing him to return to the active roster after eight weeks.
Sundberg broke the arm when it fullback Jed Collins hit it with his helmet during a blocked punt shortly before the end of the first half. He finished the game, snapping the ball eight more times with the arm in a white compression sleeve.
The “designated for return” rule was passed shortly before the season began and can be used only once. A player with that label must sit for eight weeks, which would allow Sundberg to return on Nov. 6, leading into the Redskins’ bye week.
Justin Snow, who played in 192 games with Indianapolis over 12 seasons, was signed to replace Sundberg on the roster. Snow, 35, was released by the Colts in favor of rookie Matt Overton when rosters were finalized after the preseason.
The Redskins also announced they have released running back Antwon Bailey, fullback Robert Hughes and nose tackle Jason Shirley from the practice squad and replaced them with fullback Eric Kettani and running back Javarris Williams.
Kettani, 25, was a running back at Navy who was signed by New England after going undrafted in 2009. He spent his first two seasons on duty and returned to the Patriots for training camp last season, but was ordered into service in October before returning in April. He was released from New England’s practice squad on Sept. 4.