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Heyer starting over Jansen

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Stephon Heyer, a rookie free agent last year, just told us that he’s been told that he’s starting at right tackle ahead of longtime regular Jon Jansen in Thursday’s season opener at the Super Bowl champion New York Giants. Coach Jim Zorn surprised us on Friday by saying that there was competition at the position. Jansen sprained his left foot at Carolina on Aug. 23 but he’s supposed to be ready for the Giants and the decision being made so early means that it likely wasn’t based on the veteran’s health.

 

— David Elfin

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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