Chris Chester In Free Agency?

February 26th, 2015

chesterSorry, Joe won’t rest calmly on his memory-foam mattress cover until the Buccaneers make legitimate upgrades to their Bad News Bears offensive line.

The thought of a rookie playing behind that sorry 2014 bunch sends Joe into a fit of heart palpitations. projects starting Redskins right guard Chris Chester could be a salary cap casualty for Washington. Chester just turned 32 and is scheduled to make a little over $4 million this year.

Chester has been an average durable starter for the Skins over the past four years and hasn’t missed a game since his 2010 season playing for Baltimore.

He’s an interesting story and athlete, playing a few years at tight end for Oklahoma before moving to guard. Then the Ravens drafted him in the second round in 2006, and later tried to convert him back to tight end.

Chester is no superstar, but he’s started for some excellent O-lines. And guess what? He also has real experience playing center. What a concept? That’s versatility the Bucs could use.

If Chester is cut, Joe suspects Chester would not be expensive ($2 million a year?), and would be a nice warm body to compete with Patrick Omameh and provide depth.

Last year, the Bucs thought Jamon Meredith and Oniel Cousins were the tonic for veteran depth and starting competition at guard. Chester is better than either of those guys.

30 Responses to “Chris Chester In Free Agency?”

  1. JoeJoes Fungi Nails Says:

    There are a whole lot of 32 year old OLmen already cut….

  2. Grims Says:

    No…I live in DC this guy is flat out terrible…worse than O’Neil Cousins. He is bad. Straight garbage. As soon as I saw this headline I audibly gasped and screamed eww.

  3. dave Says:

    joe whyd they get rid of zuttah.. like come on

  4. dave Says:

    im still sour about that one

  5. Harry Says:

    Have to agree with you on that one. It still turns my stomach. But then so does the Mankins trade, and dumping Donald Penn, who had a great year. Not hearing much from the Penn haters after the awesome year we got out of A Collins. Lovie sure can F-up an Oline.

  6. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Draft picks on the online brotha

  7. the truth Says:

    I like the guy the Eagles are cutting over this bum (ask RG3’s knee)

  8. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Reference: Hudson Houck (aka the G.O.A.T)

    If wanna build a formidable offensive line, you built it through the draft”

    (Projected Round Sections)

    2nd Round Prospects
    • Laken Tomlinson OG Duke 6-3 323

    3rd Round Prospects
    • Tre’ Jackson RG FSU 6-4 330
    • John Miller RG Louisville 6-2 303
    • Donovan Smith LG PSU 6-6 338

    4th Round Prospects
    • Rob Havenstein RT Wisconsin 6-7 321
    • Jamil Douglas LG ASU 6-4 304
    • B.J. Finney C KSU 6-4 324

    5th Round Prospects
    • Jamon Brown LG Louisville 6-4 323
    • Shaquille Mason RG G.Tech 6-2 310

    6th Round Prospects
    • Tayo Fabuluje RT TCU 6-6 353
    • Max Garcia C Florida 6-4 309

    7th Round Prospects
    • Dillon Day C Miss.State 6-4 305
    • Chaz Green LG Florida 6-5 314
    • Mitch Morse LG Missouri 6-5 305

  9. pancake block Says:

    Joe,from the bottom of my heart, thank you. you could have ruined an objective story by inserting that same ticking time bomb of a qb name in but you didnt,you said rookie quarterback. I wont ask why….just know I appreciate it

  10. Pickgrin Says:

    Not sure about this Redskins reject – but if Cam Erving is on the board at #34 – the Bucs should be jumping for joy to be able to that kind of talent and versatility in the 2nd round.

  11. scott Says:

    JOE whats up with you and these 32yo+ linemen you keep suggesting. Like you said they are being cut for a reason. We don’t want em

    We want anyone better than what we have. –Joe

  12. scott Says:

    I do agree with your James Carpenter and Clint Boling posts though. Heck or Orlando Franklin

  13. pick6 Says:

    “O-linemen likely signing the last long-term deal of his career” has been a pretty disastrous recruiting profile for us. the last time it worked out was when we signed jeff christy and randall mcdaniel a lifetime ago. everybody fitting that description since has been an unmitigated disaster by my recollection.

  14. JoeJoes Fungi Nails Says:

    If we traded down TWICE in the first round…..we could take care of all our problems except QB
    address QB in 2016

  15. ddneast Says:

    Did this guy play against the Bucs when they physically abused RG III last year.
    I still remember that game where RG ducked tow or three lineman and thought he had finally escaped only to look up to see an on rushing McCoy 3 feet away and ready to eat his lunch.
    Reminded me of the guy who escapes all sorts of death attempts, then steps out in the street to get hit by a bus. I laughed my A$$ off when I Saw McCoy crush him.
    So a Joe, with that in mind, did this over the hill lineman play in that game, too.

  16. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    We trade down we could completely rebuild the interior Line.

    (Add a)

    -Middle linebacker

    Next year–LT Options

    *(2016 Left Tackle Draft Picks)
    • Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame
    • Spencer Drango, OT, Baylor
    • Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
    • John Theus, OT, Georgia
    • Jack Conklin OT, Michigan State

    *(2016 Left Tackle Free Agents)
    • Trent Williams LT 26 WAS
    • Nate Solder LT 26 NE
    • Anthony Castonzo LT 26 IND
    • Russell Okung LT 27 SEA
    • Matt Kalil LT 25 MIN
    • Riley Reiff LT 26 DET
    • Cordy Glenn LT 25 BUF

  17. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Matt Kalil (Update 2015 Release?)

    According to Joel Corry, a former agent who contributes to the National Football Post as a writer. Corry, estimates a Kalil fifth-year option would be in the neighborhood of $10.75 million. The true numbers won’t be determined until the league’s salary cap is set. The options aren’t guaranteed, so Kalil could be released before the fifth-year contract kicked in.

    Kalil hasn’t lived up to his 1st round status-But maybe a change of scenery, and a move to left guard or right guard would be beneficial at this point. At age 25, if released he’s could get a look.

  18. Pickgrin Says:

    Just stop,it. we are not trading down. Its not happening. Name me the last time the #1 pick was traded for multiple picks. I’ll wait….. Still waiting…. this might be awhile…..

  19. TeeBeeFan Says:

    Like Grims, I live in the DC area and agree this guy is complete garbage. If he is cut, it won’t be because salary cap constraints. It will be because of horrific play. What we have now is probably better. So Chester would not be an upgrade.

    Believe it or not, the Skins are in danger of have to allocate additional money to players for being under the floor for too many years pursuant to the CBA. Their cuts will be due to poor performance based on pay in hopes of getting better performance for each dollar spent. Much like the Bucs’ cuts have been and will be.

  20. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    What happened to the two OL clowns we drafted in the fifth round last year? Are they busts already?

  21. knuckledragger Says:

    This is the Kind of BS thinking that has us at the bottom of the pile!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    32 year old OL stopgap????? Geeesh ……………BUILD an OL dont sign over the hill guys that have already been cut by 2 to 4 other teams

  22. knuckledragger Says:

    We want anyone better than what we have. –Joe
    This is Exactly the type of shortsightedness I have been harping about with fair weather fans and Biased journalists. Im a Builder. That is what I do. I Guarantee that the foundation of my buildings are strong enough to support the rest. OL and DL are the Foundations of a team. You want something maybe parallel or slightly better to protect your Mancrush of this yr than what we had last yr right?

  23. knuckledragger Says:

    Hey Joe…….How come sometimes my name is in red and sometimes it is in black? Is it when you think Im cooler that my name is in red or opposite?

  24. Destinjohnny Says:

    Just what we need an average lineman

  25. unbelievable Says:

    no. no. no. Washington might have been the only o-line worse than ours last year.

    This dude is 32. These type of players / FA acquisitions are the reason why we continue to struggle. No thanks.

  26. SOEbuc Says:

    This is why you have to build ur oline through the draft. The only decent ones in FA are senior citizens

  27. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I would take Matt Kalil in a heartbeat over this guy. Likely for the same cost…or lower. We are, after all, talking about depth.

    I’ve alway felt…depth should be developing guys for when we need to move on from starters. Having older guys? Well, that leads to more injuries.

    At 32, I don’t care what his injury history is. He WILL suffer injury with the Bucs.

    Go young.

  28. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


    Or undrafted FAs or trades.

    CFL is a common hunting ground now too.

  29. Shane Marco Says:

    My 11 year old son would be a better lineman than Cousins.

  30. The only ^Other Buc fan in Montana Says:

    Here’s one: T Joe Barksdale, Rams. Ranked 60 on’s 101 top free agents, viewed as a plug in and start right tackle. Why not? He’s only 26, started all 16 games last year, and won’t come super expensive. Better than any of the tackle options in the draft that we’d be able to get, can draft a starting-capable guard in the 3rd (or get a Carpenter/Iupati short-term?) and we still have Pamphille and Edwards from last years draft to develop…