Per source, the Redskins have exercised the fifth-year option on two-time Pro Bowl G Brandon Schreff. He's now under contract through 2019.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 16, 2018
Brandon Scherff's $12.5 million option in 2019 would make him the league's second-highest paid guard. Could also be a prelude to a long-term deal.— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) April 16, 2018
"I’m really excited and any chance I can play with this team I’m going to take advantage of it."— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) April 16, 2018
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Brandon Scherff will be with the Redskins for at least the 2019 season, after Washington has reportedly exercised his 5th year option. Scherff was the Redskins 5th overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft. He has started all but two games since being draft, both from the 2017 season when he was dealing with a knee injury. The team will try to get Scherff signed long-term in the near-future.
The team also announced they have re-signed OL Tony Bergstrom. The journeyman joined the team last year, and appeared in 13 games, starting 3 on an injury-plagued line. Bergstrom is another cheap option for the team, and can provide depth at center and guard.
Sources told The Sports Capitol throughout this offseason that the team planned on looking for inexpensive options at left guard and center for 2018. Two reasons primarily cited: Washington spends more at offensive tackle than any team in the league and Scherff’s upcoming contract.