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Chris Chester | Guard | #65

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (34) / 1/12/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 303
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (56) / BAL
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Ex-Falcons, Redskins and Ravens OG Chris Chester is retiring after 11 seasons in the NFL.
Chester was a 19-game starter for the NFC champion Falcons last season. The No. 56 pick of the 2006 draft, Chester has been a regular starter since 2008. He never made a Pro Bowl or All-Pro team, but was a typically solid contributor. Going by Pro Football Focus ratings, however, 2016 was the worst year of his career. Chester turned 34 in January. He had yet to draw interest in free agency. Mar 30 - 6:53 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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Free agent RG Chris Chester is "undecided about his future."

Chester started every game for Atlanta the last two years. He's considering retirement entering his age-34 season. The Falcons will likely look to the draft to replace Chester.
Source: ESPN
Mar 11 - 5:26 PM

Chris Chester is expected to open training camp as the Falcons' starter at right guard.

While Chester will open camp in the driver's seat, he knows the heat is on. "I expected there to be a full competition at right guard," Chester said. "We are deep and have talent at the position." Former C Mike Person, rookie Wes Schweitzer, and Tom Compton will all push Chester during camp.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 09:05:00 AM

Falcons RG Chris Chester (shoulder) has been cleared for minicamp.

Chester is penciled in opposite Andy Levitre, but doesn't have much job security. He worked with the third-team offense in his first practice.
Thu, Jun 16, 2016 10:21:00 AM

Falcons re-signed RG Chris Chester.

Chester, 33, is recovering from shoulder surgery and found no takers in free agency after a poor season as the Falcons' starting right guard. Chester currently tops the depth chart at that position again, but Atlanta seems likely to address the guard position in next week's draft.
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 02:34:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Caplan reports free agent G Chris Chester (shoulder) is expected to be ready to go in June.

Chester underwent surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in January. He has drawn some interest in free agency, but he is likely waiting until he is closer to 100 percent before making a decision. The 33-year-old has started 16 games each of the last five seasons.
Mon, Apr 4, 2016 10:22:00 AM

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said the team hasn't ruled out the possibility of re-signing free agent RG Chris Chester.

Chester was unsure if he'd continue his career following shoulder surgery but he's decided to keep playing. Aside from Atlanta, Chester has reportedly drawn interest from three other teams. Mike Person would be the leading candidate to start at right guard if Chester lands elsewhere this offseason.
Wed, Mar 23, 2016 05:45:00 PM

Falcons RG Chris Chester will undergo right shoulder surgery.

Per Chester, his rotator cuff got "kind of got jammed up a little bit." Chester played through the issue the final month of the season, and insists it's nothing major. An impending free agent, Chester started all 16 games, and was a strong run blocker on the Falcons' right side. He turns 33 next week.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Jan 4, 2016 05:07:00 PM

Falcons signed OG Chris Chester, formerly of the Redskins.

He'll slide into Prince Shembo's roster spot. Chester, 32, started every game for the Redskins over the past four seasons, and has experience at all three interior positions. Coached by Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan in Washington 2011-2013, Chester is a fit for Atlanta's new zone-blocking scheme. Last year, Chester fared well as a pass blocker but had run-game struggles as the Redskins implemented a power-rushing attack. He becomes the favorite to start at left guard in Atlanta, with Jake Matthews at left tackle, Joe Hawley at center, Jon Asamoah at right guard, and Ryan Shraeder or Tyler Polumbus at right tackle.
Fri, May 29, 2015 09:18:00 PM

Free agent G/C Chris Chester is scheduled to visit the Falcons and Eagles.

Chester has played primarily guard in the NFL, but was a center at Oklahoma and could fill a reserve swing role or compete to start in Atlanta or Philadelphia. The Eagles' need is at guard with LG Evan Mathis holding out, and journeyman Allen Barbre currently penciled in at right guard. 32-year-old Chester played for new Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan in Washington 2011-2013.
Fri, May 29, 2015 02:24:00 PM

Redskins released RG Chris Chester.

Chester, 32, has started all 64 games for Washington the past four seasons, but isn't a fit for coach Jay Gruden's power-blocking scheme at just 305 pounds. The veteran remained a serviceable guard last season, especially in pass protection, so he should get another look. The Redskins save $4 million against the cap with the move. Spencer Long is now the favorite at right guard.
Wed, May 27, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Chris Chester remains the favorite to open the season at right guard for the Redskins.

The 32-year-old guard struggled last season and carries a $4.8 million cap hit in 2015, but Washington has no viable replacement on the roster. 2014 third-round pick Spencer Long never sniffed the starting lineup last year despite Chester's struggles, and he will need a big offseason to unseat the veteran. Offensive line is Washington's biggest need heading into the draft.
Sat, Apr 11, 2015 11:21:00 AM

Chris Chester took all of the first-team reps at right guard during Redskins spring practices.

Chester has been a popular candidate for release since last season ended. The 31-year-old had a miserable year, and the Redskins drafted Spencer Long in the third round of May's draft. Many in the organization believe Chester can bounce back in 2014. He hasn't missed a start in three seasons with Washington.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 10:22:00 AM

According to ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim, RG Chris Chester is "not a lock" to keep his job.

The Redskins put Chester on notice when they drafted Spencer Long in the third round. They're going to give the rookie every opportunity to unseat Chester. Washington can save $2.6 million against the cap by releasing Chester, who signed a five-year, $20 million deal ahead of the 2011 season.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 09:09:00 AM

The Redskins can save $2.6 million against the salary cap by releasing RG Chris Chester.

Chester is entering the fourth year of a five-year, $20 million contract and is coming off a season where he was pushed around with ease as a pass blocker. Although he's yet to miss a start in 48 games with the Redskins, Chester's play has been extremely inconsistent. Washington selected G Spencer Long in the third round. They'll give him every opportunity to unseat Chester this summer.
Tue, May 27, 2014 11:50:00 AM

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