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Redskins Sign Frost, Release Groom

The Redskins have made a change at punter, signing second-year player Derrick Frost and releasing Andy Groom. It is expected Frost will also serve as the team's holder on field goal attempts and extra points.

Frost, 6-4 and 208 pounds, kicked for the Cleveland Browns last season in his first extensive NFL experience. He logged 85 punts for a 40-yard average and a 35.4-yard net average. He hit 24 inside the 20 and had only four touchbacks.

Frost, who also served as holder on field goals for Cleveland, spent the 2005 training camp with the Browns but was released on Aug. 28. He lost the Browns' punting job to veteran Kyle Richardson.

Frost played his college ball at Northern Iowa, where he finished his career with 104 punts for a 41.2-yard average.

Redskins coaches were in meetings during the weekend and sought to upgrade their punting situation. The team had a bye.

In two games with the Redskins, Groom punted 11 times for a 39-yard average and a 34.8-yard net average.

Groom, a first-year player out of Ohio State, won the Redskins' punting job coming out of preseason. He competed with veteran Chris Mohr in the preseason finale at Baltimore.

Veteran Tom Tupa, the Redskins' punter and holder last season, was sidelined in preseason with a back injury. He was placed on injured reserve in late August.

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