The longest tenured Redskin, Jon Jansen, has been benched in favor of 2nd year man Stephan Heyer for the season opener against the Giants on Thursday. At one point Jansen was one of the top right tackles in the game but he’s suffered a series of severe injuries in the past few seasons and his performance this pre-season left a lot to be desired.
Heyer was one of the biggest surprises on the roster last year. A complete unknown, he ended the season as the starting right tackle. But he was throughly dominated by Patrick Kerney in the Redskins playoff loss to Seattle. Juding from what we saw in the pre-season, this is the right move. Heyer may not be a top tier tackle at this point, but Jansen was getting run over by no-names in virtually every game this August.