Redskins release Suisham

Updated: December 8, 2009, 5:18 PM ET
By Adam Schefter | ESPN

After missing potential game-winning field goals in back-to-back weeks against the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints, Shaun Suisham is now out of work.

The Washington Redskins released Suisham on Tuesday and signed former Florida State standout Graham Gano to replace him. Gano, who spent last summer in training camp with the Baltimore Ravens and this season in the UFL, beat out kickers such as Mike Nugent, Nick Novak and Shane Andrus for the Redskins kicking job.

"We've let a good kicker go down the road," coach Jim Zorn said on his weekly radio show on ESPN980. "Shaun has performed very well. I know he'll just be upset. He should be, but yet there's an accountability there. We'll all end up being accountable for our season, no question about it."

Suisham had been fairly reliable on other field goals, but he missed a 39-yarder that could have helped win the game against the Cowboys and a 23-yarder against the Saints on Sunday.

Adam Schefter is an ESPN NFL Insider. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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