Redskins woes on offensive line all too predictable

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Jamaal Brown T: Brown missed the entire 2009 season due to injury resulting in  hip and hernia surgeries.  He has as missed one game in 2010 while continuing to suffer from a hip condition that often limits him from playing every snap.  He is far removed from his Pro Bowl performance with the New Orleans Saints in 2008.

Kory Lictensteiger G: Now in his 3rd season, he has already been waived by the Denver Broncos and Minnesota Vikings.  He had never started an NFL game until this year with the Redskins.

Artis Hicks G:  Hicks started 3 games last year with the Minnesota Vikings while mostly being used as a reserve.  He started 10 games with the Redskins this season before getting benched for Will Montgomery.

Will Montgomery G/C:  Montgomery is with his third team in 6 seasons.  A former 7th round draft pick, he was unable to maintain a backup role for both the Carolina Panthers and New York Jets.  Now in his sixth year, he finds himself in a starting role with the Washington Redskins.   

Casey Rabach C:  Rabach is the most experienced lineman on the Redskins roster.  He was a reserve for the Baltimore Ravens for his first three seasons until starting all 16 games in his final year in Baltimore.  Now in his 6th season with the Redskins, his skills have been in steady decline over the past two seasons.  At 33 years of age, his best years are far beyond him.

Trent Williams T:  The Redskins first round pick in 2010 has had a decent rookie campaign but still has a lot to learn.  He has started from opening day but has missed two games due to injury.  Williams has the most potential of any Redskins lineman.

Stephon Heyer T:  Heyer was popular during his rookie year in 2007 through having local ties to the University of Maryland.  He went undrafted yet started all 16 games in 2009.  He struggled immensly and is the reason the Redskins spent their first round pick on Trent Williams in 2010.

Derrick Dockery G:  Dockery started off his career with the Redskins until he was lost to the Buffalo Bills in free agency.  Able to last just two seasons for the lowly Bills, Dockery has been in Shanahan’s doghouse in 2010.  He lost his starting job to Kory Lictensteiger.

Clint Oldenburg T:  Oldenberg has never started an NFL game.  He played in two games in 2007 with the New York Jets.  He is rarely made active on Sundays and serves as an emergency reserve when needed.

Feeling more optimistic now?  Neither am I.  Until the Redskins learn to start building their team around those in the trenches, any success they have will be short lived.

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