ASHBURN, Va. – For the first five seasons of his
It's a decision that the 29-year-old Chester is grateful he made.
"I'm really enjoying myself here," he said after Wednesday's practice. "I had some good friends and some good experiences in Baltimore, but I'm happy to be a Redskin. It's been a great experience for me, and I've been able to make some great relationships, and I think it's really cool to be a part of this organization."
Chester has started the past 28 games at right guard for Washington. With the
Chester, a center at the University of Oklahoma, conceded that he would have preferred avoiding the seemingly constant yo-yoing between guard and tight end, but he said he held no grudges toward the Ravens coaching staff.
"I know that in Baltimore, that coaching staff was trying to do the best they could to give themselves the chance to win," he said. "And in fairness, we were pretty deep with talent in the O-line. So sometimes that involved me moving around and stuff. That being said, I still got to play quite a bit. I was happy about the opportunity that I ultimately got from there."
"Chris is very athletic and tough," he said during a conference call with Washington media. "He can do it all. He's a run blocker, a pass blocker. He's one of the best athletes we're going to see at guard."
In the Redskins’ read-option offense, the 6-foot-3, 309-pound Chester can utilize his athleticism on pulls and waggles involving rookie quarterback