The Redskins announced Saturday the signing of kicker Ola Kimrin. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. Kimrin, a native of Sweden, is a veteran of NFL Europe that also played with the Redskins during the 2004 preseason. He has an accurate and strong leg and will be a strong replacement for the injured John Hall.
During the 2004 preseason, Kimrin was four-for-four on field goals and four-for-four on PATs. He also kicked a game-winning 39-yard field goal to defeat Denver in the Hall of Fame game on August 9.
Kimrin, 6-3 and 230 pounds, finished his third season in NFL Europe with Cologne, connecting on all four of his field goal attempts. He spent the 2001 and 2002 seasons with Frankfurt of NFLE and has also spent preseason 2003 with Dallas and 2002 with Denver but was released both times prior to the season. While with Denver in 2002, he kicked a 65-yard field goal in a preseason game and would have broken the NFL record for longest field goal had it been in the regular season.
In 2002 with the Galaxy, he kicked 12-of-24 field goals and 20-of-22 PATs for 56 points and was 10-of-13 on field goals and seven-for-seven on PATs for 37 points in 2001. In 2001 he was also named Player of the Week two times. He kicked for University of Texas El Paso and hails from Malmo, Sweden.
To make room on the roster, the Redskins have released tight end Brian Kozlowksi.