The return to the practice field of Geron Christian Sr. is turning into a bigger story than most people expected it to be early in the offseason. That was before Ty Nsekhe left in free agency. Before Ereck Flowers was signed. Before Trent Williams started his holdout.
Geron Christian was drafted last year in the 3rd round, and was expected to step into Nsekhe's role as the Redskins swing tackle. He didn't seem like he was ready for that role, and would need to gain strength to play at the NFL level. He was forced to step in due to injuries, and his season ended shortly after that when he tore his MCL.
Now we are in Day 2 of training camp, and Ereck Flowers has been starting at LT due to Williams' holdout, and Christian being held out of practice. Jay Gruden said today the Redskins will be bringing in veteran tackles including Donald Penn, and they hope to sign one.
Geron Christian made his return to the practice field this afternoon when the Redskins did their walk through. He stepped in at left tackle, moving Flowers over to LG for the half speed practices. This isn't a full return, but it is more than he has been doing and a good sign for his training camp future. The Redskins are still likely to bring in a veteran since their depth is so thin (and terrible), and Williams’ future with the team is up in the air.
As you can see, Geron Christian is working with the 1s at today's walkthrough. pic.twitter.com/X7ivopAAvY— Paul Conner (@P_ConnerJr) July 26, 2019
Ereck Flowers now working at LG next to Geron Christian #Redskins— Paul Conner (@P_ConnerJr) July 26, 2019