On cut day, Washington released veteran Neil Rackers while keeping Gano, who has been the team's kicker since 2009. Meanwhile, just down the road in Baltimore, the Ravens had decided to keep Justin Tucker instead of the 2010 Pro Bowler Cundiff. Cundiff, who drew the ire of Baltimore fans after shanking a 32-yarder to tie the game in the waning seconds of the AFC Championship game, is a dependable nine-year veteran, but lost the job to the undrafted rookie who went 5-for-5 in the Ravens' first three preseason games.
With Cundiff on the market, the Redskins acted quickly, signing the ex-Raven while releasing Gano. It's difficult to tell who is the better kicker sheerly based off statistics, but the Redskins coaches apparently didn't take long to make up their minds.