Free agent guard Kory Lichtensteiger announced on his Twitter page on Saturday that he’s reached a deal to stay with the Washington Redskins.
Just wanted to let Redskin Nation know I am going to be around for a while. Just agreed to terms on a deal!! HTTR
— Kory Lichtensteiger (@Steiger78) March 10, 2013
Lichtensteiger agreed to terms with Washington on a five-year deal that will keep him in Washington through the 2017 season. Exact figures of the contract have yet to be released.
Lichtensteiger was one of 13 Washington Redskins set to be unrestricted free agents this offseason, and joins restricted free agents fullback Darrell Young and tight end Logan Paulsen as players that agreed to multi-year contracts with the team on Saturday. He started all 16 games for the Redskins last season, and found success due to his athletic ability. Though he lacks the size of a traditional guard, his unusual athleticism and lateral quickness make him difficult to navigate around.
The Redskins have been quick to address their offensive line thus far in free agency, agreeing to terms with Lichtensteiger and also reportedly working on a deal with right tackle Tony Pashos. Pashos is expected to eventually complete a deal with Washington, though nothing has been officialized to this point.
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