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Washington Roster Moves: Cams Sims signed to 53-man roster, Brandon Scherff to IR with knee injury

Expected moves after Scherff’s injury

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The Washington Football Team announced a pair of moves that were expected after Sunday’s big injury. Right guard Brandon Scherff is playing on the franchise tag this year after not being able to work out a long-term contract with the team again. In Arizona he went down with an injury after a Cardinals defender rolled up on the back of his right leg.

There wasn’t any word on the severity of the injury until Head Coach Ron Rivera held his presser yesterday. He said that the team got some positive news, but Scherff would likely miss a few weeks. It was then reported that he had an MCL sprain, and was expected to miss 3-5 weeks. This pretty much guaranteed that he would be placed on injured reserve to take advantage of this year’s short-term IR option that keeps players off the field for at least 3 weeks. Washington worked out OL Jeremy Vujnovich who they had signed, and released, during the offseason, and he is a likely candidate to be signed to the practice squad.

Vujnovich would replace WR Cams Sims who was officially signed to the 53-man roster today. Sims was elevated from the practice squad for the first two games of the season. That exhausted his eligibility for the season, meaning the next time the team wanted to have him available for a game, they would need to sign him to the main roster. Sims has been used almost exclusively on special teams this season, but he did have 4 snaps on offense against the Cardinals.