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Nick Sundberg Activated From Injured Reserve; Redskins Release Justin Snow
ASHBURN – Nick Sundberg was activated from injured reserve by the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, which led to the release of his replacement, Justin Snow.
Sundberg, the Redskins’ long snapper for the past three seasons, broke his left arm in the season opener at New Orleans and was placed on injured reserve but designated for return. He returned to practice two weeks ago and will be able to play in the Redskins’ next game, which, after a week off, will be Nov. 18 against Philadelphia.
“I think, yet again, it’s just another example of the coaches showing faith in me,” Sundberg said. “Even coming off an injury, they didn’t have to bring me back and they decided to, so it says a lot about what they think of me and really makes me feel good about their position on me as a player and as a part of this team.”
Snow, who spent his first 12 years with Indianapolis before being released at the end of the preseason, was signed to fill in for Sundberg.
The “designated for return” label, negotiated between the league owners and the NFL Players’ Association prior to the season, allows each team to elect one injured player who will not miss the entire season with an injury but can return after eight weeks.
“I’m excited to come back and I’m excited to get really back into the swing of games,” Sundberg said. “I haven’t really left, but to get back into traveling with the team and being in the locker room and things like that, I’m really excited.”