Blache defends Snyder
Smith felt healthy enough to return for the Philadelphia game before last week's bye, but he reaggravated the injury on a punt during the third quarter. He was unable to kick when practice resumed this week.
"It's getting to that point where I've got to make a decision," Zorn said. "And yet I still want to give him another week and see if things get strong."
Smith was touted as the long-term answer to Washington's punting woes when he signed as a free agent from Indianapolis this year. He never missed a game in 10 seasons with the Colts.
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