Skins maintained interest all offseason. Didn’t get another LG in draft so per Lauvao’s agent he’s back. With health issues, need solid backup options https://t.co/kA5IuiAydR— John Keim (@john_keim) May 4, 2018
The Redskins have agreed to terms with free agent Shawn Lauvao, who becomes a strong candidate to start once more at left guard for Washington. His agent tweeted the news. Lauvao has missed 22 combined games to injuries the last three seasons so even if... https://t.co/fI4odm7VN6— John Keim (@john_keim) May 4, 2018
He's back. The Redskins are bringing back Shawn Lauvao to compete for the team's starting left guard spot per his agent. Lauvao has been a starter for Washington since being signed from the Cleveland Browns in 2014. He has dealt with several injuries that have kept him off the field, only starting 41 games over his 4 seasons with the Redskins.
The Redskins made no significant moves to fill the hole at LG this offseason. They didn't sign any free agents, and didn't draft any guards with their 8 draft picks this year. They did select OT Geron Christian in the 3rd round, but he will compete to be the team's swing tackle, allowing Ty Nsekhe to be thrown into the guard mix. They also only signed two UDFA offensive lineman out of the 14 players signed after the draft. Iowa guard Sean Welsh is an interesting prospect and could earn a spot on the team this year, but the Redskins have him listed at center. The Redskins released veteran Orlando Franklin after announcing the signing of Welsh.
Current guard options on the Redskins roster:
It's official: #Redskins re-sign guard Shawn Lauvao.— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) May 8, 2018
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Shawn Lauvao's new contract w #Redskins: 1Y/$1.5M. Incl $950K base + $300K (g'teed) sign bonus + $250K in per-game roster bonus. Add'l $1M in likely-to-be-earned incentives, so cap num $2.4M (cash num $1.5M).— Burgundy Blog (@BurgundyBlog) May 11, 2018