Releasing Jansen the Right Move?

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Today with the cutting of Jon Jansen the Redskins released their longest tenured player from the team. If this move has been in the works for a while one must wonder why the Redskins didn’t go after an offensive lineman in the later rounds of the draft.

One reason is coaches and front office members like what they are seeing out of current linemen that could fill the right tackle position. Third year player Stephon Heyer, second year man Chad Rinehart, 6’6 former first round draftee Mike Williams, and Jeremy Bridges, formerly of the Carolina Panthers. With the departure of Jansen, the ‘Skins might be tapping Heyer, who has starting experience, to raise his level of play and solidify himself as force on the O-line.

If not Heyer, the door is wide open for any of the other’s to step up and earn a starting position. With the left side of the line anchored, it is vital the Redskins fill the void on the right side as soon as possible and commence becoming fully accustomed in run and pass blocking schemes.


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2 Responses to “Releasing Jansen the Right Move?”

  1. anthony g says:

    so was this decline in LT’s seasons before or after the point where CP was stuck on the bench with injuries from preseason and not leading his team out on the field?

    • Eric says:

      Actually Anthony G, the decline from LT was when New England tossed him around in the AFC CHAMPIONSHIP game and he sat with his visor on because the gloriuos lights were too bright!

      even Philip rivers was playing with a shredded knee but LT’s boo-boo was too crucial