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Redskins designate Kory Lichtensteiger to return from IR

Licht is back

NFL: Preseason-Washington Redskins at Atlanta Falcons Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Kory Lichtenstieger has been designated to return from injured reserve, and today begins his 21 day practice period for the Redskins to decide what happens with him for the remainder of the year. The team can activate him or place him on IR for the remainder of the season. Starting center Spencer Long was placed in the NFL’s concussion protocol after exiting Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. The Redskins used free agent signing John Sullivan after Long’s injury, but Jay Gruden said the team would need a backup if Long misses more time. Lichtensteiger was placed on IR on September 27th with a calf injury.

Left guard Shawn Lauvao was also injured during Sunday’s game with an adductor strain, but played through the injury. Lauvao did not practice today, and we will have to wait until Jay Gruden addresses the media today to get an update on the injury.

This move closes the door on Redskins 1st round pick Josh Doctson’s disappointing 2016 season. The Redskins’ rookie will remain on injured reserve for an Achilles injury and return to the field next season.

The Redskins also announced that CB Dashaun Phillips has been re-signed to the practice squad. Phillips was signed to the 53-man roster before Sunday’s game against the Cardinals, but was waived on Monday.