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Washington Redskins Player Profiles: Tyler Larsen

Tyler Larsen is a long-shot to make the roster as a reserve C/G. Can he show enough tonight to stick around?

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Position: Center/Guard

Height: 6'4", Weight: 313 lbs.

College: Utah State

Drafted: Undrafted (2014)

#1. Tyler's brother Cody also happens to have experience as an NFL lineman.  Cody is a DL who played at Southern Utah.  He's three years older than Tyler, but only one year ahead of him in the football world after taking a two-year church mission trip, and after spending time with the Ravens and Broncos, he's currently a FA.

#2. Tyler was very impressive at the NFL Combine last year, specifically in the bench press where he finished tied for second with 36 reps! The only player with more reps was UNC OL Russell Bodine who managed 42 reps!

#3. Ty Nsekhe was signed by the Redskins on the same day as Tyler in February this year shortly after the end of the 2014 season.  Those two signings were the first two transactions the Redskins made with Scot McCloughan as GM.

#4. After pretty much exclusively playing C over the course of his college career and during his brief stint with the Dolphins, Tyler has mostly been playing G on the third team with the Redskins while Austin Reiter has been learning the C duties.

#5. Tyler comes from a big family and is one of six siblings (three brothers and two sisters).  His wife, Samantha, was a softball player at USU.  They've been married for ~2.5 years now.  Tyler graduated with an interdisciplinary studies degree emphasizing in health and wellness.

Bottom Line: You can follow Tyler on Twitter @TylerLarsen58.  After not catching on with the Dolphins and switching to G with the 'Skins, Tyler needs a strong showing tonight against Jacksonville to have any chance at sticking with the team.  His best chance of being a Redskin probably comes from spending some time on the PS.