by Chuck Carroll

LANDOVER, Md. (CBSDC) — A figure from the Washington Redskins past thinks he has what it takes to cure the team’s very present special teams woes.

Shortly after Devin Hester returned a punt 81 yards for a Chicago Bears touchdown in the second quarter of Sunday’s game, free agent Rock Cartwright tweeted that he was available for a second stint with the club.

“Hey @Redskins I can help on sp. Teams..,” Cartwright posted.

Cartwright, a seventh round selection of the Redskins in 2002, played eight seasons for Washington before moving on. He spent two seasons for the Oakland Raiders after he was released by the Redskins in March of 2010.

The Kansas State product amassed more than 1,000 yards as a kick returner in three consecutive seasons (2006-08). Cartwright averaged 23.6 yards per return in 10 seasons.

He last appeared in a regular season game two years ago.

Cartwright’s career also includes an offseason stint with the San Francisco 49ers in 2012.


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