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Hall Uncertain For Seattle Game

Kicker John Hall remains uncertain for this Sunday's game against Seattle as he continues to recover from a quad injury.

Hall did not participate in the Redskins' practice on Monday, although he was on the field helping backup kicker Nick Novak and new punter Derrick Frost.

Hall said after practice that he expects to increase his workload in Wednesday's practice.

"We'll see how I feel after that," Hall said.

Head coach Joe Gibbs wants Hall to be at 100 percent before he's activated to play on game day. Gibbs said Hall is day to day with his injury, suffered in the Redskins' Week 1 win over the Chicago Bears.

"John is going to have to come back and kick some for us before we play him," Gibbs said. "He's got to be 100 percent. When you watch somebody kick off, there's so much energy into that, a kicker has to be 100 percent to do it."

Gibbs pointed to Sunday's Oakland-Philadelphia game in which Eagles' kicker David Akers aggravated a hamstring injury on the opening kickoff.

The Eagles had to rely on long snapper Mike Bartrum on kickoffs, while an injured Akers was able to kick two extra points and a short field goal that proved to be the game-winner.

"That could have been disastrous for them," Gibbs said. "With the limited number of players you can activate on game day, you put yourself at risk at a number of positions. Certainly, kicker is one of those spots. It just highlights some of the problems you can have."

If Hall is unable to play, Novak would play in his second NFL game. Against Dallas, he was successful on two PATs.

Newly signed punter Derrick Frost also can kick off if needed, giving the special teams some added flexibility, Gibbs said.

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