Brooks is last

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We in the media erred by reporting on Monday that Redskins rookie Durant Brooks was last in gross punting but only second-to-last in net punting. The punter behind him in net punting, Ryan Plackemeier, was cut by Seattle and replaced by Jon Ryan. In a strange twist, Ryan lost out in Green Bay to Derrick Frost, whom the Redskins cut to keep Brooks. If Brooks struggles again on Sunday against St. Louis, don’t be surprised to see Plackemeier trying out for his job on Tuesday at Redskin Park. Remember that coach Jim Zorn and Plackemeier were together in Seattle the past two seasons.

— David Elfin

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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