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Whether or not Lichtensteiger is the long-term answer at center remains to be seen, but the initial prognosis is good.

“I’ve not seen any issue,” said Gruden. “Kory’s done a great job at center. He’s coming, it’s a natural transition for him. He’s great in the run game, he gets up to the second level with ease and in the pass protection with the calls that he’s making already, he’s done a great job already. We’re excited about what he brings to the table, both in the run game and in the pass game.”

With months of work ahead of him, Lichtensteiger figures to get more comfortable in his new role, and though nothing is set in stone yet Redskins fans should expect to see him feeding the ball to Griffin come September.

“Everyday [I’m] working on little things like footwork and technique,” said Lichtensteiger. “Just kind of getting back into the swing of it being the fulltime guy there, but it’s going really well.”