The Redskins lured another Raven from Baltimore and added offensive lineman, Chris Chester. He was originally drafted as a Center and moved to Guard. Redskins OL Coach Chris Foerster coached Chester briefly in Baltimore.
Age: 28, Height:6'3" , Weight: 315, 5-year contract $20 million
Here's a pro/con list of Chester's skills:
Pros: Although Chester is often considered a backup, he has started at least 11 games the past three seasons. In 2008, he started 11 games at right guard after Marshal Yanda sustained a season-ending knee injury. In 2009, Chester started the first nine games while Yanda recovered and started four more games at tight end.
Cons: Chester is athletic and has quick feet but he struggles against explosive linemen. It is believed that the team still envisions Chester in more of a backup role because he isn't strong enough at the point of attack. He was drafted to be a center
It was reported the Redskins made a run for Jermon Bushrod but came up empty. Based on our QB situation, I can't see many OLineman wanting to come here except for the money. The Redskins are bringing in the few OLinemen that are willing to come. We need bodies and he's an ample one. He very well could be our starting Center now.
This signing makes me feel...
Like I want to buy Club Level Tickets (46 votes)
Feeling real good for our Line.... (616 votes)
Ho hum.... (966 votes)
This is not the right direction (145 votes)
1773 total votes