Zastudil has won the punting job for the Cardinals.|||||||
The Cardinals released Graham, the team's punter the past two seasons so Zastudil has beaten out the incumbent.
Zastudil is out for the season because of a right knee injury.|||||||
Coach Eric Mangini said Zastudil's surgically repaired knee was not responding, so the team decided to place him on injured reserve, ending his season before it started. Zastudil missed eight games last season with a torn patellar tendon in his plant leg. Zastudil had an operation during the offseason. Mangini said he expects the 31-year-old Zastudil to do all he can to get back for 2011. Reggie Hodges will take over as Cleveland's starting punter.
Zastudil will miss more training camp when he returns from Colorado after getting his right knee examined.|||||||
Zastudil had been expected to return to the Browns by now, but coach Eric Mangini said "plans changed" and the eight-year veteran will not be back until Wednesday. Mangini said Zastudil did not undergo another procedure on his knee. He had surgery on a torn patellar tendon late last season. Mangini did not say Monday when he expected Zastudil to be back on the field.
Zastudil was placed on injured reserve with a season-ending knee injury.|||||||
Zastudil played in eight games for the Browns this season and averaged 44.7 yards per punt.
Zastudil will not play in the team's season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday because of a back injury.|||||||
Zastudil's back injury limited his participation in practice in the week leading up to the team's regular season debut. He had been listed as questionable by the team Friday.