Heyer Looks to Take Over Tackle Spot Left Behind by Jansen

Now that Jon Jansen is no longer with the team, who is going to take over the tackle spot that he left behind upon his release? The Washington Post reports that it looks as if Stephon Heyer will get the first shot to land the position.

“I feel like I have the ability to be a starter,” Heyer said. “I’ve kind of proven that I’m no longer a backup. . . . Nothing was ever given to me. I had to work for it, and I took my opportunity when I had them and I made them happen.”

The 25-year-old Heyer is entering his third season out of Maryland, and has just 12 starts under his belt as compared to Jansen, who has started 123 games for the franchise.

“That was one of the things that I think has been the biggest question mark for me after the season was over,” coach Jim Zorn said. “I didn’t think it was locked down by Jon at the end of the season, and I didn’t think as we went through the offseason, either. . . . I’ve told all these guys, ‘This position is really open.’ It’s legitimately open, and we’re looking for the right guy there.”


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One Response to “Heyer Looks to Take Over Tackle Spot Left Behind by Jansen”

  1. Matt says:

    I think this is going to be the most competitive position battle in the offseason this year. We’ve heard a lot about Mike Williams in his race against weight and being off for two years, we’ve seen Heyer play well in that spot but Bridges is the unknown at this point. It’s really going to be interesting to see how this plays out.