Washington offensive guard Brandon Scherff (75), left, with backup center Chase Roullier (73) during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia on Oct. 23, 2017. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

In the Aug. 3 Sports Notes item “Roullier’s rise,” we learned of the rise of Washington Redskins center Chase Roullier from late-round draft pick to possible starter. “He’s not physically overwhelming at 6-foot-4 and 310 pounds,” the item said, and linebacker Zach Brown said that “he’s not undersized.” Whew, that’s a relief, say I, at 5-foot-9 and a whopping 176 pounds. I’m old enough to remember when a National Football League lineman weighing 250 pounds was a giant among men. “These guys are livestock,” my wife said of NFL players, and it’s hard to refute her.

Thomas Calhoun, Bethesda