ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins have put center Kory Lichtensteiger on injured reserve with a designation to return and replaced him on the roster by signing free agent center Brian de la Puente.
The team announced the moves Tuesday.
Lichtensteiger has been dealing with a neck injury and missed Washington's past three games.
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De la Puente has started 50 games in the NFL over the past four seasons with the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears.
He went on injured reserve a year ago while with the Bears, then became a free agent in the offseason.
The Redskins (3-5) host the Saints (4-5) on Sunday.
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