Washington Redskins reserve tackle Ty Nskehe has reportedly signed his second-round tender.
The Washington Redskins came into the offseason with a clear need for depth on the offensive line. After injuries decimated their starting lineup in 2017, the world was invited to witness the crumbling of a once-dominant unit. Players such as Arie Kouandjio and Tyler Catalina struggled with increased snaps. In 2018, they could improve. But it would be unwise to bet your hard-earned funds on that.
The Washington Redskins need to find some insurance if injuries are to strike again, and perhaps even more important, they need to retain the depth that they already have. Today, ahead of the start of offseason workouts, they took a step toward doing that. Veteran tackle Ty Nsekhe has signed his second-round tender for the Washington Redskins. He’ll be here for another year.
Nsekhe, set to turn 33 years old in October of this year, has been with the Washington Redskins for three seasons now. He was a reserve in 2015 before filling in for Trent Williams at left tackle in 2016. He excelled as a replacement for the Washington Redskins’ former first-round pick, and so the team brought him back in 2017.
In 2017, Nsekhe was forced to play both left tackle and left guard with injuries obliterating the offensive line around him. He was one of only a few to get out unscathed. In 2018, his presence will be valuable again, for the same purpose: To repel and rebound against injuries that might occur.
Nsekhe is aging, but at 6-foot-8, 338, and with experience at both tackle and guard, Nsekhe is a valuable piece of depth for the Washington Redskins. After all the injuries that fell upon the team last year, there will never be too many precautions taken. By locking down Nsekhe for another year, the Washington Redskins ensure that if they suffer the same bad luck in 2018, they will at least have a reliable piece to plug into the lineup on a moment’s notice. Such a role is easily worth $2.91 million.
Ty Nsekhe will join the rest of his team mates later today, when the Washington Redskins will kick off offseason activities at the team’s facility. Stay with us here at Riggo’s Rag in the meantime, as we’ll keep you in the loop with any and all offseason updates.