Redskins sign kicker John Potter

The Washington Redkins have signed kicker John Potter today as an insurance policy in case kicker Kai Forbath can't go Sunday due to a right groin injury, according to the Washington Post.

Potter is a former Buffalo Bills seventh-round draft pick.

He was with the Redskins during the preseason.

Forbath is regarded as a game-time decision and is listed as questionable.

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan ruled out the possibility of having both kickers up and having Forbath kick field goals and Potter handle kickoffs Sunday.

"No. Usually when it’s a groin, it’s a swing, so it doesn’t matter if he’s kicking a 50-yard field goal or an extra point, not a whole lot of difference," Shanahan told reporters. "You’ve got to feel comfortable with his leg."

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Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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