The Redskins will play their entire first-string offensive line in their wild card round playoff game Sunday afternoon against the Seattle Seahawks.
Left guard Kory Lichtensteiger, who did not practice all week because of a sprained left ankle, is active. He tested the ankle approximately two and a half hours before the game. He practiced setting and coming off the ball while assistant coaches, head trainer Larry Hess and other team officials watched.
Lichtensteiger is one of the Redskins’ most athletic linemen. He is adept at getting to the second level and at running into space to block in the screen game.
Strong safety DeJon Gomes also is active. He was limited in practice all week because of a sprained left knee he suffered during the Redskins’ victory over Philadelphia on Dec. 23. Coach Mike Shanahan expected Gomes to be active last Sunday against Dallas, but he was a late scratch.
Gomes is an important member of the special teams, and he also is expected to help defend the run. Coaches like his physicality and tackling ability near the line of scrimmage.
The Redskins inactives are: WRs Brandon Banks and Dezmon Briscoe, QB Rex Grossman, LBs Roddrick Muckelroy and Vic So’oto and rookie OL Tom Compton and Adam Gettis.