The Washington Redskins announced Tuesday that they’ve signed veteran C Brian de la Puente and placed Kory Lichtensteiger on injured reserve with the designated to return.
De La Puente, 30, originally signed on with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent out of California back in 2008. He’s since played for several teams including the Chiefs, Seahawks, Panthers, Saints and most recently for the Bears.
Unfortunately for De La Puente, he was placed on season-ending injured reserve close to a year ago and didn’t generate much interest in free agency.
Last year, he appeared in eight games and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 8 center out of 41 qualifying players.
Lichtensteiger, 30, is in third year of his five-year, $17.5 million contract that included a $2.75 million signing bonus. He stands to make base salaries of $3.5 million (2015), and $3.25 million (2016-2017) over the remainder of the contract.