The Washington Redskins released right offensive tackle Jon Jansen today.
Jansen, at 33 years of age, was the longest-tenured Redskin on the team at 10 years.
Jansen started at tackle in every single Redskins game between 1999-2003. In 2004 Jansen ruptured his Achilles tendon and missed the entire season.
Since the injury, Jansen started only 43 games, and missed most of the 2007 season with an ankle injury, and was expected to be in a position battle with Stephon Heyer and Mike Williams.
Heyer—who has been with the team since 2007—has played in 21 games and started in 12 of those contests. He is a local boy who attend the University of Maryland.
Heyer will most likely be the expected to start, since he does have the familiarity with the offense and what head coach Jim Zorn wants accomplished.
Williams had been in the league for six seasons, and was signed by the Redskins this past off-season.
Williams has not been in the NFL since that 2006 season.