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Redskins’ Will Montgomery says acclimation to left guard will come
The six-year veteran was having a fine season at center until left guard Kory Lichtensteiger suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 6. Coach Mike Shanahan’s backup plan was to shift Montgomery to left guard and plug Erik Cook in at center, essentially using two backups to combat one injury.
“It takes time to get all the little kinks out,” said Montgomery, who started the last five games of 2010 at right guard. “I feel like it wasn’t fluid, necessarily. I feel like it was forced. After doing one thing for three months, it’s not just a quick snap … it’s more of a transition.”
Montgomery was better at center in part because he’s more effective in tight spaces, where defenders can’t use their reach advantage to get into his body.
Armstrong drawing attention
Anthony Armstrong won’t surprise any teams in his second NFL season. He’s no longer some unknown player from the arena leagues. Opponents noticed his 19.8-yard reception average last season and are defending him accordingly.
“They’re probably saying: He’s out there. Let’s back up a little bit and make sure he doesn’t beat us that way,” said Armstrong, who had zero catches against Buffalo despite starting.
Armstrong, who missed 2 1/2 games with a hamstring injury, has only five catches for 47 yards this season. That’s well short of the pace he’d need to equal his production last season: 44 receptions for 871 yards.
He ran at least two go routes against the Bills, and another of his targets was a crossing pattern that John Beck underthrew.
“You have to have a full package to your game so they can’t predict what you’re going to do and can’t put a bead on what you’re doing every single time you get out there,” Armstrong said. “Being able to be versatile and show different routes and abilities definitely will help.”
• Free safety Oshiomogho Atogwe (knee) did not practice. Tight end Fred Davis (ankle) was limited.
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