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Redskins exercise 5th year option for Brandon Scherff; Re-sign OL Tony Bergstrom

Brandon Scherff is locked up for a 5th year!

Washington Redskins v Arizona Cardinals Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images

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.