C Kory Lichtensteiger
For the last six seasons, Lichtensteiger has been a staple along the Redskins’ offensive line. Unfortunately, we’re at that point where it may be time for the two parties to go their separate ways. The veteran center just hit the 30-year-old mark, and is coming off a 2015 campaign that was cut short by injury. Even before landing on the IR list, he was arguably Washington’s most ineffective blocker.
During his five starts in 2015, Lichtensteiger was absolutely dominated. Whether he was pass or run blocking, he routinely failed to keep his man at bay, which was a part of why the Redskins struggled out the gate. It’s strange to imagine the D.C. front five without him, but the Redskins can’t afford to settle for mediocrity heading into a pivotal 2016 season.
That’s why addressing the center position is a must for the Redskins. They simply can’t rely on Lichtensteiger to hold down the starting role, and Josh LeRibeus isn’t expected to be re-signed after suffering from his own fair share of struggles after inheriting the starting center job. It’s time for chance, which could mean that Lichtensteiger is headed for the open market this offseason.
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