by Chuck Carroll

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — The Washington Redskins announced Kory Lichtensteiger signed his restricted free agent tender on Tuesday. An original-round tender offer was extended to the recovering guard earlier this month.

Lichtensteiger will earn roughly $1.2 million next season.

The 26-year-old started five games last season before suffering a devastating knee injury in October. He subsequently had surgery to repair tears to his ACL, MCL and meniscus.

At the time, Lichtensteiger said he thought it would be a six-to-eight month recovery process — meaning late April to June.

Lichtensteiger has appeared in 37 career games with 19 starts in his three-year NFL career.

The Redskins also confirmed defensive end Adam Carriker re-signed with the team. The former first-round draft pick signed a four-year, $20 million deal shortly after the free agency period began.

The 27-year-old recorded a career-high 5.5 sacks in 15 starts last season.

  1. Abhishek says:

    to be happy with Rinehart and Will Montgomery has always been sbrciveaele. Lichtensteiger has played center as have Edwin Williams. Not to mention the big unknowns of Eric Cook and Selvish Capers.The real scare comes at Tackle. There is no veteran tackle on this roster to provide much depth. I still think its shaky expecting Artis Hicks to spend a full year at Right Tackle in the NFC East. Also putting a rookie at Left Tackle in this division, regardless of his talent is a bit much. There are definitely going to be growing pains. Heyer is a 4th tackle on most teams. Hopefully at some point the team can sign some veteran depth at Tackle and I think the skins will at least have a middle of the road / sbrciveaele line.

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