Also with LT Charles Leno: $2 mil signing bonus; $1.5 mil base salary with a $3.97 mil cap hit. Roster bonus up to $500k https://t.co/Uz5dp2LFqT— John Keim (@john_keim) May 26, 2021
The Washington Football Team is signing former Chicago Bears LT Charles Leno to a 1-year, $5 million contract. He had a visit scheduled for Monday, but there hadn't been any word on whether a signing was imminent. The Broncos and Colts were also reportedly interested. Indianapolis signed tackle Eric Fisher to a 1-year, $9.4 million deal which eliminated them from the Charles Leno sweepstakes.
Washington has a lot of depth at the tackle position which will lead to a pretty good competition in camp. Some players might have to go to guard to try to make the team, and some won't make the team at all.
Washington spent their 2nd round pick on LT Sam Cosmi, who is still considered a raw player with great athleticism by some people. They also have Cornelius Lucas coming back, a journeyman signed last year who did a great job at the end of the season. He replaced Geron Christian who seems to be a candidate for the odd man out here after several disappointing seasons.
Morgan Moses will continue to be the team's right tackle. Washington also has Rick Leonard, David Sharpe, and David Steinmetz competing for a spot at tackle. Saahdiq Charles was drafted in the 4th round last year as a potential tackle, but started his only game of his rookie season at guard. He is returning from a dislocated kneecap, and has a tough road to tackle, making his switch to guard likely a thing for the foreseeable future.