Redskins sign veteran C John Sullivan

The banged up interior of the Washington Redskins offensive line got some reinforcements today, as the Redskins signed veteran Center John Sullivan.  Center quickly became a need during the Redskins 29-27 win over the Giants.  Kory Litchensteiger, who was already bothered by back issues, injured his calf and was forced from the game.

Although Litchensteiger’s calf injury is said to be a ‘moderate’ injury, the Redskins have placed Litchensteiger on the Injured Reserve.  Sullivan spent eight seasons with Minnesota and was released this off-season after attempts to initiate a trade failed.  He started for Minnesota from 2009 to 2014 and only missed three games during that period.  Sullivan will provide solid veteran presence in a damaged interior offensive line.   In fact, many Redskins fans were hopeful that the Redskins would have attempted to acquire Sullivan during the off-season.  Given the lackluster play on the interior, Sullivan actually could look like an upgrade.

G Spencer Long took over for Litch during Sunday’s game.  However, starting LG Shaun Lauvao was also injured during the game on Sunday.  An MRI on Lauvao did not reveal a significant injury.



  • Solid signing by the Skins. He has tons of starting experience and should be able to handle the scheme. He must have fully recovered from the back injury or he wouldn’t pass his physical.

  • he has been an above average solid center when healthy, though he hasn’t played for quite a while and will take a bit to get up to speed and ready to play . . . hopefully long will take this and run with it, because i thought he played pretty good . . . though he might be playing LG

  • Jon Butina, I think LG will be played by Spencer Long or Arie Kouandjio. I think they’d go Trent Williams at LG before Sullivan, though I don’t think they want Williams at LG, they want him at LT, where he belongs.

  • for sure . . . i didn’t think Sullivan would play left guard, i just hope luovo is ok as i thought long did really well at center, especially for his first start .. . . long is young and strong and it would be really nice if he turned into a quality starting center and Sullivan was just his backup . . . that would be really nice to solidify that position, especially from within.

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