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Chris Chester's dropoff in form has continued into the preseason.
Trent Williams has been untroubled, while new acquisition Shawn Lauvao looked solid against the Browns. Kory Lichtensteiger looks more natural at center and is more effective in his new role.
Chris Chester, meanwhile, struggled when the action came his way. If Chester can't get back to the form he showed in 2012, the Redskins are going to be picking Griffin up off the floor a great deal.
The interior of the line surrendered a lot of pressure last year, which the signing of Lauvao seems to have alleviated a little. Chester will make the team and likely start, but that's mostly because those behind him aren't ready to do so.
Trusting Josh LeRibeus, Adam Gettis or rookie Spencer Long to step in and bring consistency to the line is a big step, and it's unlikely that Gruden takes it.
The same can be said for Tyler Polumbus at right tackle. While Polumbus is not a long-term answer, rookie Morgan Moses hasn't stepped up to claim the starting spot, and Tom Compton has been unhurried in his development.
Moses actually lined up on the left against Cleveland, which is where he spent the majority of his career at Virginia. It was actually Compton who stepped in on the right as part of the second team.
The most obvious conclusion to draw is that Gruden wished to see them both in action, and this was the best way to do so. However, if Moses is being groomed as the starter at right tackle, it would have made more sense to give him the reps on that side.
As it turned out, Moses had the better night. Compton got too tall too often—which has also been a common complaint about Moses in camp—and also allowed a sack.
There's definitely room for someone to take control of the right side and force himself into contention. Unfortunately, no one has done it yet.