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Redskins to release center Will Montgomery

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The Redskins were thinking about making a change at center anyway, so they figured they’d save some money.

According to Mike Jones of the Washington Post, the Redskins are releasing center Will Montgomery, a move which will save them $1.9 million worth of cap room.

The team was thinking about moving guard Kory Lichtensteiger to the middle last year, and that’s the likely move in response, after they signed guard Shawn Luavao in free agency.

Montgomery, a former seventh-round pick of the Panthers, has also played for the Jets, but settled into a niche with the Redskins, starting every game the last three seasons.

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23 Responses to “Redskins to release center Will Montgomery”
  1. jimmyt says: Mar 14, 2014 10:53 AM

    That’s not that much savings and he’s a pretty good player.

  2. ashure71 says: Mar 14, 2014 10:56 AM

    Thank you Will, you played your ass off for us!! Best of luck to you.

  3. tedmurph says: Mar 14, 2014 11:09 AM

    He’d be an upgrade over Wendell in NE

  4. RussianBreadMaker says: Mar 14, 2014 11:13 AM

    Class act and a hard worker. Unfortunately, he is undersized.

  5. onearmsteven says: Mar 14, 2014 11:14 AM

    average player but we needed an upgrade in the middle. liechtensteiger is undersized playing guard so that should work well.

  6. barkhardandloud says: Mar 14, 2014 11:18 AM

    Helllllllo Clevelandddddddddd

  7. thraiderskin says: Mar 14, 2014 11:30 AM

    Hmmm… Alex Mack is a center.

  8. romosmicrodongs says: Mar 14, 2014 11:34 AM

    I want to say Montgomery was a great player. Last year though he spent more time in the redskins backfield than all morris. It was painful to watch him play.

  9. razzlejag says: Mar 14, 2014 11:36 AM

    Jacksonville. Put it in the bank.

  10. romosmicrodongs says: Mar 14, 2014 11:44 AM

    Montgomery bad snap in playoffs 2012 actually cause griffin to reinjure his knee…

  11. hendawg21 says: Mar 14, 2014 11:54 AM

    I’ve been waiting for this for years. he’s had more bad snaps then any several centers put together, not only that if you watch film on him i don’t know how many times i’ve seen him get knocked on his arse and then gets called for holding…I honestly don’t know how he lasted this long.

  12. floratiotime says: Mar 14, 2014 11:59 AM

    Does this mean he’s not the greatest center in the NFL anymore?

  13. granadafan says: Mar 14, 2014 12:00 PM

    No way Alex Mack leaves one dumpster fire in a factory of sadness to play for an even bigger dumpster fire under Dan Snyder.

  14. coonsqualler says: Mar 14, 2014 12:01 PM

    Your in bad shape if you are counting on Luavao helping out and making your line better….

    Just Sayin’…Go Brownies!!

  15. toonloonboon says: Mar 14, 2014 12:05 PM

    um…no hes not good, ive seen every snap of his for the past several seasons. he gets pushed back so often during running plays. i have thought theyved needed to upgrade from him BADLY since 2011.

  16. classyjacklambert says: Mar 14, 2014 12:15 PM

    There is a professional football team in Washington? Is it arena league?

  17. justintuckrule says: Mar 14, 2014 12:22 PM

    welcome to NYG. Lord knows we need a center baaaaas. I mean baaaaaaaad!

  18. humpofdc says: Mar 14, 2014 12:40 PM

    The Turtle is gone!!!! This is how every other play went for the past three years: “Hut”….. the ball is snapped…Montgomery is on his back looking up at the sky!!!!

  19. snyper94z28 says: Mar 14, 2014 12:47 PM

    You know, for about 2 mill, why not keep him for dept? He rated out as a good center last year. Wouldn’t hurt, unless they cut then bring him back. A tactic alot of teams use. Plqyer gets guaranteed money still, then come back under new deal same money but saves on cap, meaning player makes close to same but cap wize we save

  20. romosmicrodongs says: Mar 14, 2014 2:42 PM

    If you only rely on PFF then he’s a good center

    If you watch skins games you know he is a backup at best. We can get a backup center for half what we were paying montgomery

  21. therealogiii says: Mar 14, 2014 3:53 PM

    At 3.5 a year, I’ll pass.

  22. wildbill1952 says: Mar 14, 2014 7:01 PM

    Obviously anyone who has played in the NFL is better than 99% of the others who ever played the game. Having said that, the Skins have just released an undersized, underpowered center and are moving Lictensteiger, an undersized, underpowered guard to take his place. The OLine can’t push the pile on short yardage or goal line stands. Lauvao is bigger than Lichtensteiger and Montgomery, but a recent B/R report rated him behind both Chester and Lichtensteiger. I hope that there is something going on in the background, because the OL just looks worse every day.

  23. shermanp79 says: Mar 18, 2014 10:52 AM

    He isn’t strong enough. We had jail breaks on passing downs up the middle. Clearly Shannahan wanted stronger guys too but for some reason he never gave the young guys a chance. Now it will happen, we need to protect RG3, he already has injury concerns. I said before FA that we needed experienced guys to make sure we know he will be protected. I’m glad changes are being made. Let Kyle grab the guys from last year. If he doesn’t, what does that say? They should have been gone.

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