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Frost back in the fold

Mar 21, 2008, 12:44 AM EDT

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The Washington Redskins finally have a punter on their roster.

Derrick Frost agreed to terms with the club today meaning that he will return for his fourth season with in Washington.

Frost, who was an unrestricted free agent, signed on for one year. He took over the position two games into the 2005 season and he has managed to hang on to the job ever since. He has averaged 41.2 yards per punt for the Redskins.

His most serious challenge came in training camp in 2006 when the team brought in an Australian punter named David Lonie. The rookie impressed early but didn’t look as good in the preseason games and Frost held on.

Speaking of holding, that’s another important function for Frost on the team. He holds for kicker Shawn Suisham, who had a fairly successful 2007 campaign.

It is unlikely that Frost will receive any competition in training camp. Preseason rosters are limited to 80 players and, since NFL Europa no longer exists, there will be no exemptions for players who were in action in the spring and early summer. There is a greater need for additional defensive tackles to rotate through in the August heat and a fourth quarterback to help run multiple units install the offense than there is for an additional punter.

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