Redskins host free agent center Brian De La Puente

Center Brian De La Puente, with the New Orleans Saints in an Oct. 2013 game against the Bears, points before a snap.(Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press)

The Redskins hosted free agent center Brian De La Puente today, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

The 6-foot-3, 306-pound De La Puente, 28, started the past three seasons at center for the New Orleans Saints.

It wasn’t immediately clear where negotiations between the two sides stood.

Washington last week released center Will Montgomery. The team plans to move left guard Kory Lichtensteiger to center. But things remain fluid at that position.

NBC’s ProFootballTalk reported that the Redskins also hosted former Colts guard/center Mike McGlynn. The 29-year-old McGlynn (6-4, 325) started 30 games over the last two seasons for the Colts.

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Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.



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Mark Maske · March 19, 2014