The Washington Redskins have a hole at the left guard position. They are going to need to fill it somehow, and the internal options are looking fairly bleak.
When the dust settled following the 2018 offseason, the Washington Redskins had filled almost all of their needs. They plugged in the holes they had on the defensive line, added a true three-down player at the running back position, and added depth to their secondary. The one thing that they didn’t do was add help at left guard.
Following the NFL Draft, the Redskins re-signed Shawn Lauvao, their four-year starter at left guard who hadn’t done very well in recent seasons. Lauvao inspired little hope in Redskins fans, and they were more excited about the potential of Arie Kouandjio and undrafted free agent Sean Welsh.
However, over the course of the past couple of weeks, the Redskins have been dealt bad news regarding those candidates. Kouandjio reportedly tore his quad and will miss the 2018 season. Meanwhile, Welsh elected to retire on the first day of rookie mini-camp in what was a surprising move. So, neither will be an option moving forward.
While the Redskins still have some options in Lauvao, Tyler Catalina, T.J. Clemmings, Kyle Kalis, Tony Bergstrom, and maybe even Ty Nsekhe. But, the team should still consider adding some competition with better potential or experience, especially since Nsekhe should stay at tackle. So, here’s a look at five players the Redskins could target via free agency, trades, or via cuts before the season occurs.