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News & Notes: Pakulak, Wynn In Roster Shuffle Again


The Redskins have signed punter Glenn Pakulak from the practice squad, the team announced on Saturday.

The move signals that Hunter Smith is not going to be available for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

To make room for Pakulak, the team released Renaldo Wynn.

It's the same move the Redskins announced last week before the Carolina Panthers game.

Smith continues to be sidelined with a groin injury suffered in the Redskins' Week 4 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

He was expected to kick for the first time in two weeks on Saturday. His performance would be the final indication whether he would be available for the Chiefs game.

Smith is listed as questionable for the Chiefs game.

Pakulak originally joined the Redskins on Oct. 6. He has alternated between the practice squad and the active roster.

In the Week 5 game at Carolina, Pakulak had five punts for a 42.4-yard average.

Wynn could be re-signed early next week if it's determined that Smith is healthy enough to resume punting.


On Friday after practice, Jim Zorn was asked about the makeshift offensive line coming together.

He responded by pointing to the practice fields where offensive linemen were spending extra time getting ready for Sunday's game.

"They really are taking pride in what they are doing this year," Zorn said. "They have really worked hard and put a lot of stuff together...They are very serious about putting a really good game together."

With Chris Samuels out with a neck injury, Stephon Heyer starts at left tackle, Mike Williams starts at right tackle and Will Montgomery starts at right guard.


The Redskins placed on offensive tackle Chad Rinehart on the injury report with a shoulder injury.

Rinehart is officially listed as questionable.

Rinehart started in games against Detroit and Tampa Bay before suffering the injury. He was replaced by Mike Williams in the lineup in last week's game at Carolina.

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