Washington’s Nick Sundberg Announces Departure from Franchise

Published 03/17/2021, 2:50 PM EDT


The Washington Football Team appears to be in flux. Yesterday, they announced the signing of veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick will play second fiddle to Taylor Heinicke.

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However, with the influx of new players, an exodus of long-time players is inching closer. Washington long snapper Nick Sundberg revealed that he is being released by Washington ahead of the new season.

Sundberg took to Twitter earlier today to announce his split with Washington Football Team. He revealed that the franchise asked him not to return next season.

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While he was extremely heartbroken, Sundberg understood the decision, and was grateful for his long tenure with the franchise, and looked forward to his next adventure.

Sundberg entered the NFL in 2009. He went undrafted and initially signed with the Carolina Panthers. However, they released him prior to the start of the season.

After that, he went on to sign with the Baltimore Ravens but met the same fate a few months down the line. He eventually signed with Washington in 2010, a franchise he would call home for the next 11 years.

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Nick Sundberg finally leaves Washington

Sundberg’s early days in Washington were riddled with success. He went on to replace former Pro-Bowl long snapper Ethan Albright in 2010.

Albright was not re-signed by the franchise. However, Washington did bring in veteran James Dearth to compete with Sundberg. Sundberg was easily able to replace him in the pecking order. It was smooth sailing for him.

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He endured as the primary option for long snapper for almost a decade. Furthermore, he was one of the longest-tenured players for the franchise. Sundberg’s departure will certainly leave fans teary-eyed; however, his memories will thrive in their minds.

Who will the Washington Football Team sign to replace Nick Sundberg? While Sundberg was one of the longest-serving players on the team, he was also a more than capable long snapper.

An oft disregarded position, Washington will want to do Sundberg and the position justice with whoever they choose to bring in for the upcoming season.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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