Chris Chester WAS 8 Months
Redskins RG Chris Chester hasn't missed a snap since signing his five-year, $20 million contract in July 2011.
That's 2,165 plays. Viewed as an overpay following the lockout, Chester did struggle in 2011, but was much improved in 2012. He graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 10 right guard as the Redskins led the league in rushing. Chester is due an affordable $3 million each of the next two seasons.
Chris Chester WAS Jul 29 '11
The Redskins plan to start Chris Chester at right guard.
Chester couldn't hold down a starting job in Baltimore due to ineffectiveness, but the Redskins gave him $20 million. The 'Skins have one of the worst offensive lines in football and are planning to stage a full-blow competition between Rex Grossman and John Beck at quarterback. They are the leaders in the clubhouse for Stanford QB Andrew Luck.
Chris Chester WAS Jul 28 '11
Redskins agreed to terms on a five-year, $20 million contract with G/C Chris Chester.
As they always do, the Redskins are overpaying for mediocre talent. Chester has struggled and eventually been benched anytime the Ravens tried to give him a long-term starting role. But the 'Skins are in desperate need of warm bodies on the offensive line and Chester fits the bill. He has connections to Redskins offensive line coach Chris Foerster, who spent three years with the Ravens between 2005-07.
Chris Chester WAS Jul 17 '11
The Baltimore Sun expects the Ravens to let free agent G/C test the open market.
The Sun reported earlier in the week that Chester has been unhappy with his use in Baltimore, so it sounds like he'll be doing a lot more than testing the market. A backup level talent, Chester has primarily played guard the past three seasons, but is a competent center. His versatility should be an asset as he peddles his wares.
Chris Chester WAS Jul 13 '11
The Baltimore Sun believes free agent G/C Chris Chester hasn't been happy with the way the Ravens have used him.
The 2006 second-rounder has been shuffled around because he's never played well enough to be given a long-term starting role. The Ravens want him to add strength if he's going to succeed Matt Birk at center. The Redskins should have little trouble recruiting Chester if a starting job is promised.
Chris Chester WAS Jun 12 '11
The Ravens want to bring back free agent G/C Chris Chester as a reserve.
Chester was a primary culprit in the Ravens' run-blocking woes as the starting right guard last year. With Marshal Yanda ticketed for a move back inside, Chester would head back to the bench as insurance for center Matt Birk, who struggled with injuries late last season.