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Hall Placed On IR; Chandler Signed

John Hall's injury plagued season will end on the Redskins' injured reserve list. Hall has a torn right quad injury and will be sidelined for the remainder of the season.

The Redskins are expected to sign kicker Jeff Chandler on Thursday to take Hall's place on the 53-man roster. Chandler is a third-year player who has had stints with the San Francisco 49ers and Carolina Panthers.

Regarding Hall, head coach Joe Gibbs said: "I think John is one of the hardest workers I've ever been around and he's just had leg problem after leg problem after leg problem."

Hall has had a myriad of injuries this season, including a groin injury that forced him to miss five games in mid-season. He had fully healed from those injuries before suffering the latest setback.

Hall finished his second season in Washington with 37 points. He was 8-of-11 on field goals and converted all 13 PATs. He also logged four special teams tackles.

The Redskins inquired about re-signing kicker Ola Kimrin, who had replaced Hall earlier this year and was 6-of-10 on field goals in five games. But Kimrin had returned to his home in Sweden and would have to go through the visa application process before returning to the United States.

"Ola wasn't going to be able to get back in time," Gibbs said.

In last Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Hall was consistently short on kickoffs and a 43-yard field goal attempt was wide right. He did convert two extra point attempts.

"I could tell he wasn't feeling good with the kickoffs," Gibbs said. "And we missed the field goal down there."

The Redskins were driving for a late field goal attempt to tie the game, but quarterback Patrick Ramsey threw an interception into the end zone, ending the offense's best scoring opportunity in the final minutes.

Gibbs said Hall would have been able to go in for the field goal attempt.

"We always have extreme confidence in him," Gibbs said. "I think if we had gotten back down there [for a game-tying field goal], he would have kicked it."

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