Washington places Brandon Scherff on injured reserve

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Washington offensive lineman Brandon Scherff‘s rookie contract will conclude with Scherff on injured reserve.

The team ended his season on Tuesday, due to elbow and shoulder injuries that kept him from playing on Sunday against the Eagles. For the year, Scherff started 11 games.

The two-time Pro Bowler, a first-round pick in 2015, is due to become a free agent in March. While Washington has the franchise tag available to keep Scherff around for at least another year, his fifth-year option salary of $12.525 million in 2019 means that the franchise tender would climb to at least $15 million in 2020. (The base franchise tag for offensive linemen was just over $14 million in 2019.)

At last word, the two sides were “far apart” on a new deal. Scherff at this point has no reason to engage the team in negotiations until learning whether or not the franchise tag (or transition tag) is applied.

Washington also placed receiver Trey Quinn and cornerback Jimmy Moreland on injured reserve, signed defensive backs Coty Sensabaugh and Kayvon Webster, and promoted defensive end Cameron Malveaux from the practice squad.

6 responses to “Washington places Brandon Scherff on injured reserve

  1. Dude has been a week link as well as Moses on the right side this year. Be it due to scheme or coaching change, I don’t know, but I wouldn’t throw Dallas OL money at him unless the FO has that figured out. Besides, he has one of the better OL coaches in Callahan.

  2. Dude has been a week link as well as Moses on the right side this year.
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    Well, that sure explains his selection to the Pro Bowl!

  3. Pro Bowl means nothing, it’s all about name recognition. Scherff has not been good at all this season. I’ve seen him get blown up and hold all season long. Hopefully he can return to the player he was a few seasons ago and leave this injury bug behind him. And Moses gets flagged for a false start taking out the trash at home.

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