Montori Hughes Excited, Grateful For An Opportunity With Redskins

Montori Hughes Excited, Grateful For An Opportunity With Redskins

After not playing last season, defensive lineman Montori Hughes has been eagerly awaiting his chance to get back on the field and be a reliable presence in the middle for the Redskins.

It only makes sense that Montori Hughes has been following the lead of Ziggy Hood in the Redskins locker room over the last several weeks.

Hood, like Hughes did this past January, signed a Reserve/Future contract with the team in 2016, playing his way into the defensive line rotation that year. His veteran presence and quality on the interior of the line was enough for Washington to hand him a new contract before the start of last year.

It’s the kind of blueprint Hughes would like to follow, especially since missing last season after the Kansas City Chiefs cut him in training camp.

Before that, Hughes, 27, had played in 25 career games splitting time between the Indianapolis Colts, which drafted him in 2013, and the New York Giants, recording a combined 23 tackles and one pass defensed.

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