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Old 08-29-2006, 02:10 PM   #1
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Training Camp Insider: Punters Galore

Let the punter games begin! The Redskins have brought in a few punter/kickoff guys to compete with incumbent Derrick Frost, and today's 2 pm practice will get it started. League sources have told me one of the punters is Eddie Johnson, a former sixth-round pick by the Vikings (1993) who has overcome a series of hip flexor problems. Johnson was waived by Jacksonville a year ago and used 2005 top rebuild his leg strength and fully overcome his hip issues. Johnson handled kickoffs for the Vikings in his rookie season and displayed strong hang time. He has not kicked off into the end zone as consistently in the NFL as in college. Johnson, 25, worked out for the team this morning, fared well, and was signed. The Redskins are expected to have at least one other punter in camp for today's practice as well, and Thursday's preseason finale with

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