Scherff still poised to play on the franchise tag
Just because the Zoom meetings are over doesn’t mean there is still work to be done at Redskins Park. One of the biggest pieces still on the table is an extension for right guard Brandon Scherff. The Redskins tagged Scherff earlier this year to the tune of $15 million. As we know from the Kirk Cousin debacle, that gives the team and Brandon an extra year to come to a long term deal to keep him in D.C. Brandon has not played a full 16 game season since 2016 so there are injury concerns to sift through when deciding whether or not to give him big money. The one year deal is also a favorite of head coach Ron Rivera’s this year. It allows them to have more cap flexibility going into next season. It also gives the coaching staff time to evaluate Wes Martin to see if he has the ability to start at left guard if not, then stay at right guard should Scherff depart next offseason.
Here are the tagged players that have signed their tender, must report to camp, but still want long-term deals: Derrick Henry, Brandon Scherff, Leonard Williams, Joe Thuney, Matt Judon, Anthony Harris, Bud Dupree, Hunter Henry and Kenyan Drake (transition tag). https://t.co/4epenhgWtL
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