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Hall Released; Suisham Is Only Kicker

The Redskins have released kicker John Hall, the team announced on Wednesday.

Hall's departure leaves the Redskins with just one place kicker on the roster: second-year kicker Shaun Suisham.

Hall, originally signed by the Redskins from the New York Jets in 2003, has struggled through injury-plagued seasons each of the last three years.

Last season, Hall began the season healthy. He had a critical missed field goal in the Redskins' season opener, a fourth quarter, 48-yard kick that would have tied the game in a 19-16 loss to Minnesota.

Hall went on to make 9-of-11 field goals through Week 5, along with nine PATs. He connected on his 200th career field goal in Week 4 against Jacksonville.

On Oct. 9, Hall was diagnosed with a strained groin and strained thigh, and he was placed on injured reserve shortly thereafter.

Nick Novak returned for a second stint with the Redskins, but he was eventually replaced by Suisham.

Suisham impressed coaches with a solid performance down the stretch, connecting on 8-of-9 field goal attempts and 12 PATs.

Hall, a 10-year veteran, has played in 134 NFL games, connecting on 203-of-272 field goal attempts and 280 PATs for 882 points.

He played in 39 games for the Redskins from 2003-06.

In the hopes of restarting his NFL career, Hall has been working with a bio-mechanical specialist in Vancouver this offseason to regain strength in his abdominal muscles.

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