Lichtensteiger (pronounced LICK-ten-sty-ger) spent part of the 2009 season with the Minnesota Vikings before being waived on Sept. 29.
Prior to his stint with the Vikings, Lichtensteiger, who is 6-3 and 295 pounds, was selected by the Denver Broncos in the fourth round (108th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.
He played in 16 games in a reserve role as a rookie and spent the 2009 offseason with the Broncos, but he was released following preseason.
Lichtensteiger played for new Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan in Denver.
I'm sure this guy is the answer to all our O-Line problems, but what the hell is a futures contract?