ASHBURN, Va. - As the Washington Redskins announced their first round of cuts yesterday, Bryan Barker emerged as the biggest winner.
Barker, a 14-year veteran who has spent the past two seasons with Washington, was the only punter at Redskins Park after the team released David Leaverton yesterday.
Barker, who defeated Brent Bartholomew in a punt-off during Washington's seven-point loss to the New England Patriots on Aug. 16, preserved his status with the team when he averaged 52.3 yards on three punts Saturday night against the Ravens.
Leaverton averaged 42 yards on three punts.
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