It's been an offseason of much change for the Redskins, with the biggest names at the top. Mike Shanahan? Out. Jay Gruden? In. Beyond the coaching change, the Redskins brought in former Pro Bowl receiver DeSean Jackson from NFC East foe Philadelphia. But another Washington move with much less fanfare could make a big-time impact on the field.
Since 2010, Will Montgomery has been the primary starter at center for the Redskins. In that time, the 'Skins lost more than they won, but Montgomery was at the center of the Redskins 2012 NFC East championship run, and in turn, Robert Griffin III's sensational rookie season. Center and QB had a good relationship, but since Washington released Montgomery earlier this year, that duo will no longer work together.
Who will now snap the ball to RG3? It seems Redskins guard Kory Lichtensteiger is the leader to move to center, sliding over one spot on the offensive line. Lichtensteiger played the center position in college, and has been practicing in the middle of the offensive line so far in team activities.
"Kory's done a great job at center. He's coming, it’s a natural transition for him," Washington coach Jay Gruden said. "He's great in the run game, he gets up to the second level with ease and in the pass protection with the calls that he's making already, he's done a great job already. We're excited about what he brings to the table, both in the run game and in the pass game."
How will Lichtensteiger do as Montgomery's replacement? Will he be able to run the Skins o-line all season? Should the team make another move?
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