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Bengals Acquire Punter

The Bengals on Friday acquired punter Ryan Plackemeier on waivers from the Washington Redskins.

Plackemeier (6-3, 247; Wake Forest) is a fourth-year NFL player in 2009. He entered the NFL in 2006 as a seventh-round draft choice of Seattle and punted in every Seahawks game over 2006-07, averaging 42.4 yards with 55 inside-20 kicks and 21 touchbacks. He was an NFL All-Rookie Team selection by Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers in 2006, when he averaged 45.0 yards for the season.

He was waived by the Seahawks on Sept. 9 of last season, after averaging 40.9 yards on 11 punts in the season opener, and he signed with Washington as a free agent on Oct. 15. He played in the Redskins' last 10 games, punting 55 times for a 41.7-yard average, 15 inside-20s and 10 touchbacks. Playing for Washington against the Bengals on Dec. 14 of last season, he averaged 48.6 yards on six punts, with two inside-20s and one touchback.

Plackemeier's career NFL totals include 43 games played, 236 punts for a 42.2-yard average, and 72 inside-20s against 31 touchbacks.

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