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Kory Lichtensteiger | Center | #78

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/22/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 295
College: Bowling Green
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 4 (108) / DEN

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Redskins C Kory Lichtensteiger announced his retirement after nine seasons.
Lichtensteiger spent the last seven seasons of his career with the Redskins, making 75 starts for the team. He opened the 2016 season as the starter at the pivot, but Lichtensteiger injured his calf and was placed on I.R. He returned late in the season, but Spencer Long had already taken over at center. Lichtensteiger, 32 next month, was likely going to be cut this offseason. Fri, Feb 10, 2017 12:08:00 PM

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Redskins designated C Kory Lichtensteiger (calf) as their I.R.-return player.

He's at practice Wednesday and is expected to be active Week 14 against the Eagles. Spencer Long has been starting at center but is in the concussion protocol. Lichtensteiger would be a big downgrade for the running game.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 01:19:00 PM

Redskins placed C Kory Lichtensteiger on injured reserve with a calf injury, ending his season.

John Sullivan has already been signed as Lichtensteiger's replacement. This will be the second straight year Lichtensteiger ends on I.R. He'll head into 2017 having appeared in 8-of-32 games since 2014. Now 31, Lichtensteiger won't be back at his $3.25 million salary next season, and probably won't be back at all.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 02:30:00 PM

NFL Network's Mike Garofolo reports Redskins C Kory Lichtensteiger's calf injury could send him to injured reserve.

That's one serious calf injury. Lichtensteiger was also limited to five games by injury in 2015. The Redskins are working out free agent John Sullivan on Tuesday.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 01:26:00 PM

Redskins C Kory Lichtensteiger (calf) and LG Shawn Lauvao (ankle) are week to week.

That's not going to help the Redskins' stagnant run game. The Redskins are going to have to get creative for Week 4. Coach Jay Gruden said LT Trent Williams could play some guard, something Williams did last week.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 03:05:00 PM

Redskins C Kory Lichtensteiger suffered a calf injury in Sunday's game against the Giants.

Lichtensteiger went down in the first half and did not return. He is week to week.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 04:08:00 PM

Redskins C Kory Lichtensteiger has accepted a $1.25 million pay cut, dropping his salary from $3.5 million to $2.25 million.

The 31-year-old has two years left on his deal and was likely on the chopping block if he didn't accept the slash in pay. The Redskins have been trying to find his replacement, acquiring ex-Patriots C Bryan Stork only to see him fail his physical. Spencer Long and Josh LeRibeus have also been tried at center.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 08:40:00 AM

Redskins activated C Kory Lichtensteiger (neck) from injured reserve/designated to return.

C Brian De La Puente has been waived in a corresponding roster move. It's unclear if Lichtensteiger will start this weekend's Wild Card game. He was ineffective before going down in Week 5, though Josh LeRibeus was scarcely better in his place. With their most important game of the season coming up, the Redskins will likely stick with LeRibeus and his 11 straight starts.
Tue, Jan 5, 2016 05:02:00 PM

Redskins placed C Kory Lichtensteiger on injured reserve/designated to return with a pinched nerve in his neck.

C Brian De La Puente has been signed in a corresponding roster move. Lichtensteiger hasn't played since Week 5. His season is effectively over since the Redskins have little shot at a playoff berth. Josh LeRibeus will continue to man the pivot in Lichtensteiger's absence. Now 30, Lichtensteiger is signed through 2017, but will be a leading candidate for release in the offseason. He was really struggling before getting injured.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 05:07:00 PM

Redskins C Kory Lichtensteiger (shoulder/neck/finger) has been ruled out for Week 6 against the Jets.

The Jets' fantasy defense gets a juicy Week 6 matchup against interception-prone Kirk Cousins, who will be without his starting center and starting LT Trent Williams (concussion).
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 02:01:00 PM

Kory Lichtensteiger has been moved from left guard to center.

Newly signed Shawn Lauvao will start at left guard and Lichtensteiger takes over at center for Will Montgomery. It's an upgrade. Lichtensteiger, who is putting on weight as he prepares for new coach Jon Gruden's power scheme, was a center in college and says he feels most comfortable there.
Wed, Apr 30, 2014 09:25:00 AM

The Washington Post believes LG Kory Lichtensteiger "could have trouble" if the Redskins switch to a power-blocking scheme under new coach Jay Gruden.

Lichtensteiger is awfully undersized at 6-foot-2, 284 and would have to put on significant weight to make the switch from a zone-blocking scheme. The Post wonders if the Redskins may ask him to move to center. Lichtensteiger inked a five-year, $17.5 million deal with Washington last March. He graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 33 guard out of 81 qualifiers in 2013.
Tue, Jan 14, 2014 01:32:00 PM

Redskins LG Kory Lichtensteiger (knee, ankle) is 100 percent healthy.

Lichtensteiger started all 16 games last season, but he was coming back from a torn ACL and MCL while also dealing with a high-ankle sprain at the end of the year. The 28-year-old says the knee never felt completely right in 2012, but he played well enough to earn a five-year contract last month.
Sun, Apr 7, 2013 01:20:00 PM

Redskins agreed to terms with LG Kory Lichtensteiger on a five-year contract.

28-year-old Lichtensteiger was among the least effective left guards in football last season, but was coming back from a torn right ACL and MCL. While the Redskins expect him to be better in 2013, he'll have to hold off Josh LeRibeus.
Sat, Mar 9, 2013 10:16:00 PM

Free agent LG Kory Lichtensteiger would welcome a return to the Redskins.

Lichtensteiger started all 17 games in 2012. Coach Mike Shanahan recently called him the team's best run blocker, but Pro Football Focus graded Lichtensteiger out as 81-of-81 among qualifying guards in the category. Washington has 2012 third-rounder Josh LeRibeus ready to step in at left guard.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 05:09:00 PM

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