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Washington re-signs tackle Ty Nsekhe

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Washington found some valuable depth last year in Ty Nsekhe, so it was a no-brainer to keep him around.

The team announced they had re-signed the exclusive rights free agent, bringing him back alongside fellow backup Vinston Painter.

Nsekhe started four games last year when left tackle Trent Williams was out with his substance abuse suspension, and played well.

“I never feel good about [Williams missing time] because he’s a first-team All-Pro Bowler, and he’s the best tackle in the game in my opinion, but if something does happen, we don’t change our game plan without him because Ty has done such a good job,” coach Jay Gruden said last season. “With him in there, you might see more smash-mouth runs to the left. You might see more certain things with his ability to get out in the open field. He’s such a good player that we try not to alter our game plan but we do try to do things that he’s really good at.”

He had only started two games the year before, so he’s proving himself more valuable.

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7 Responses to “Washington re-signs tackle Ty Nsekhe”
  1. rexgrossmanisgoat says: Mar 20, 2017 5:17 PM

    For all the skins’ fans who seem to point out the FA signings of McC that didn’t work out–they conveniently forget what McC did here. Nsekhe was a McCloughan guy.

  2. channer81 says: Mar 20, 2017 6:19 PM

    Dude was beyond clutch for us last year and you never heard his name except for good things when he was in there it was like Trent was never suspended..

  3. abninf says: Mar 20, 2017 6:44 PM

    Oh, the Redskins.

  4. oswizard says: Mar 20, 2017 6:46 PM

    Easily the best left tackle backup in the league. Possible top 10 left tackle in his own right.

  5. amaf21 says: Mar 20, 2017 7:33 PM

    money clutch signing.

  6. ak185 says: Mar 20, 2017 10:41 PM

    Guy started off rocky, but he’s improved a lot in the last year or so. Plus he’s 6’8”, so his reach is pretty good. I didn’t expect him to step his game up to the degree he did last year and I was pleasantly surprised because I thought he had great size for the position. Hopefully he continues to get better. Not a ‘Skins fan, but I like it when formerly unnoticed guys step up.

  7. kst2074 says: Mar 23, 2017 9:07 AM

    REDSKINS

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