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Kory Lichtensteiger | Guard

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/22/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 296
College: Bowling Green
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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

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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

Redskins LG Kory Lichtensteiger revealed that his sprain was of the high-ankle variety.

Lichtensteiger expects the injury to heal in a month without surgery. Best suited to a zone-blocking scheme, the impending free agent hopes to re-sign with the Redskins.
Mon, Jan 7, 2013 09:48:00 AM

Redskins LG Kory Lichtensteiger aggravated his ankle injury in the first quarter of Sunday's Wild Card round game versus the Seahawks.

Rookie Josh LeRibeus has come on to replace him. Lichtensteiger is officially questionable to return.
Sun, Jan 6, 2013 05:02:00 PM

Redskins LG Kory Lichtensteiger (ankle) and SS DeJon Gomes (knee) are active for Sunday's Wild Card round matchup with the Seahawks.

Touch-and-go all week, Lichtensteiger wasn't cleared until passing pregame tests on Sunday. Gomes is returning from a Grade 2 MCL sprain sustained in Week 16. Redskins inactives: QB Rex Grossman, WR Brandon Banks, WR Dez Briscoe, LB Roddrick Muckelroy, LB Vic So'oto, OT Tom Compton and OG Adam Gettis.
Sun, Jan 6, 2013 03:15:00 PM

Redskins LG Kory Lichtensteiger left the stadium in a walking boot after sustaining an ankle injury in Sunday night's win.

Rookie third-rounder Josh LeRibeus replaced him in the third quarter. Lichtensteiger downplayed the injury, suggesting he will return to play versus the Seahawks. "I'm feeling all right," Lichtensteiger said. "I think with a week of treatment, take it easy for the next couple days I'll be all right."
Mon, Dec 31, 2012 08:33:00 AM

Redskins LG Kory Lichtensteiger (knee surgery) expects to be ready for Week 1.

"I don’t know for sure, but definitely by (the) regular season," Lichtensteiger said. "They’re just going to see how I feel and go by that. That’s what I’m trying to do. It feels good right now." Lichtensteiger won't play in the preseason. Maurice Hurt will start at left guard if Lichtensteiger isn't ready for Week 1.
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 11:22:00 AM

Redskins LG Kory Lichtensteiger says he feels "OK" one week after undergoing a clean-up procedure on his troublesome right knee.

"It feels better than any other surgery I’ve ever had. I guess that means it’s nice and minor. I feel like everything is going good." Lichtensteiger said. "The prognosis is good. They expect me to be back out. That’s the encouraging thing for me." Maurice Hurt is filling in at left guard in Lichtensteiger's absence, and very well could find himself there in Week 1.
Mon, Aug 6, 2012 06:45:00 PM

Redskins LG Kory Lichtensteiger underwent a clean-up procedure on his troublesome right knee Monday, but is expected to be ready for Week 1.

Color us skeptical. Lichtensteiger absolutely shredded his knee last season, tearing his ACL and MCL while suffering meniscus damage. Coach Mike Shanahan claimed his MRI revealed no ACL or MCL damage, however. Regardless, Lichtensteiger is now in real danger of missing Week 1. The Redskins may be forced to turn to 2011 seventh-rounder Maurice Hurt at left guard. Washington should be in the market for a guard.
Mon, Jul 30, 2012 06:02:00 PM

Redskins LG Kory Lichtensteiger (ACL, MCL surgery) was medically cleared for camp and is practicing in team drills.

Lichtensteiger blew out his knee in the fifth game last season, and the Skins went 2-10 thereafter. He worked with the first-team offense in Friday's practice.
Fri, Jul 27, 2012 11:33:00 PM

Redskins LG Kory Lichtensteiger (knee surgery) is "feeling fully healed."

Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan expects Lichtensteiger to be ready for camp. "I expect Kory to come back and to play as good as he was when he left off," Shanahan said. "I expect him to be our starter." If Lichtensteiger suffers a setback or is ineffective in the preseason, the Redskins could give 2011 seventh-rounder Maurice Hurt a look at left guard.
Mon, Jul 2, 2012 05:07:00 PM

Redskins LG Kory Lichtensteiger (knee surgery) expects to be ready to go for the outset of training camp.

Lichtensteiger tore his ACL, MCL and meniscus in mid-October. But for interior linemen, it's not a crippling injury. Lichtensteiger is penciled in as the starter.
Mon, Jun 25, 2012 10:18:00 AM