The Washington Football Team will host veteran free agent LT Charles Leno for a visit next Monday. He was released by the Chicago Bears 3 days ago. They drafted a LT and a guard in this year's draft, and saved $9 million by cutting the veteran.
Washington already has a few options in-house at left tackle, so this could just be a visit to see where Leno is mentally and physically in case he is available later if an injury comes up. Sam Cosmi was drafted in the 2nd round this year, and Ron Rivera said he will be thrown into the left tackle mix right away.
Geron Christian Sr. started games last season, but was replaced after an injury, and Cornelius Lucas simply outplayed him. Washington also drafted Saahdiq Charles last year,, who has the potential to play tackle. He was plugged in at guard for the lone game he played, but left the game after another injury.
Left tackle Charles Leno Jr., who was released by Chicago, will visit Washington on Monday per source.— John Keim (@john_keim) May 6, 2021
Bill wrote about Washington's possible interest in Leno when the news broke that he was likely to be released.
Leno was ranked #32 in overall blocking grade by PFF in 2020, and #23 in pass blocking.
Washington’s Cornelius Lucas, considered by many to be a journeyman right tackle, graded out 23rd overall and 14th(t) in pass blocking.