Redskins’ Erik Cook is just one lineman who must learn on the fly

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“It’s better because … you’re going through every play that you’re going to run,” he said. “We know the plays, but actually playing beside somebody [you’re next to in the game] a lot better getting all those plays in.”

Cook’s takeover at center might be the most impactful move of the three. The second-year, seventh-round pick now is charged with making protection calls.

Staying low will be one of his top priorities after struggling at times in the run game last week.

“For me, I think I’ve got pretty good hands,” Cook said. “It’s all about my hand placement for me. Usually, 95 percent of the time, the guy with the better hand placement is going to win. I’m trying to stay low, but if my hands are there, I think I’ll be all right.”

The Redskins‘ offense, as a whole, needs all three backups to be.

“It’s not ideal, but it’s been done before,” Montgomery said. “Everybody is a pro at this level, so we should be able to get the job done.”

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