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Posted on: Tuesday, March 23, 2010

NFL: Punter Josh Bidwell signs with Washington Redskins


Associated Press

ASHBURN, Va. Free-agent punter Josh Bidwell has signed with the Washington Redskins after missing all of the 2009 season with a hip injury.

Bidwell was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this month after playing for them since 2004. He went on injured reserved in August 2009.

The 34-year-old Bidwell also was with the Green Bay Packers from 1999-2003, although he missed his entire rookie season because of testicular cancer.

He has a career average of 42.8 yards and was a Pro Bowl pick in 2005.

Hunter Smith had a 41.3 average as Washington's punter last season. His contract expired, and he is an unrestricted free agent.