Commanders special teams vs. Stallions photo gallery

The Commanders' Nick Rose kicks a field goal against the Stallions on Saturday at the Alamodome. - photo by Joe Alexander
The Commanders’ Nick Rose kicks a field goal against the Stallions on Saturday at the Alamodome. – photo by Joe Alexander
San Antonio Commanders kick Nick Rose hasn’t missed a field-goal attempt this year.

Punter Joe Zema made two tackles in the Commanders’ victory over the Stallions.

“I wasn’t necessarily surprised because he’s a football player,” Commanders coach Mike Riley said. “When it’s necessary we’d rather him not be the tackler, but when it’s necessary it’s good that he does.”

Along with long snapper Scott Daly, that group has quietly put together a solid season for the Commanders. Zema, in addition to punting, is Rose’s holder on field-goal attempts.

“We really like that group,” Commanders coach Mike Riley said. “From the very beginning those guys have been really diligent, very professional in their approach. I think fun, good teammates. I really appreciate them a lot. They sometimes go unnoticed until something bad happens, but they’ve been very consistent.”

Rose was making field goals of 50-plus yards on Friday at the Alamodome in the team’s last full practice before Sunday’s meeting with the Arizona Hotshots.

“There’s no doubt he’s in that 50, 60 range,” Riley said. “He can do that. He’s really got a great thump. I think the extra days extra off for him were good. He’s really hitting the ball well.”

First look at new Commanders defensive back Robert Taylor

New Commanders defensive back Robert Taylor in his first practice with the team on Wednesday at the Alamodome. - photo by Joe Alexander
New Commanders defensive back Robert Taylor in his first practice with the team on Wednesday at the Alamodome. – photo by Joe Alexander
Robert Taylor went through his first practice with the San Antonio Commanders on Wednesday at the Alamodome.

The Commanders announced they signed Taylor on Tuesday. He is listed as a 5-foot-10, 185 pound defensive back from Washington State.

He played two seasons at Washington State, appeared in 25 games and started 23. He started all 13 games as a senior in 2017. He had three interceptions and six fumble recoveries in those seasons.

Robert Taylor’s bio page at Washington State
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