The Washington Redskins are continuing to shuffle players on their roster and particularly, on the offensive line. On Tuesday, they two more moves at the position.
One of the positions on the Redskins roster that isn’t settled is at offensive tackle. While Trent Williams and Morgan Moses are locked in as the starters, the depth behind the two is suspect. They lost top reserve Ty Nsekhe to the Bills in free agency, so they are searching for answers at the backup spot.
While 2018 third-round pick Geron Christian figures to be the primary swing option, the team is cycling through options at the fourth tackle position to find a player with the right mixture of upside and ability. At the moment, they haven’t found one, and they are continuing to try new candidates as the offseason rolls along.
According to the Redskins official Twitter account, the team waived Adam Bisnowaty and Juwann Bushell-Beatty and signed two other linemen to their roster.
Wallace and Ware both are intriguing roster candidates. Ware is the better known of the two, as he was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Ware, a tackle who played at Alabama State, has a huge, 6-7, 313-pound frame and is pretty athletic. He has played in one career NFL game and spent time on the Giants practice squad last year.
Meanwhile, Wallace was an undrafted free agent from Arkansas in the 2019 NFL Draft. He was a four-star recruit coming out of high school and played right tackle during his career with the Razorbacks. He has a big 6-5, 326-pound frame but he is raw and needs refinement at the position. He has the size needed to be successful, but his tape was only okay at best.
Of the two, Ware is the more intriguing option solely because of his superior size and athleticism. But, he also has been in the league for a couple of years, so it’s unclear if his development is tapped out. Either way, both candidates will have a chance to compete for the fourth tackle job or a spot on the practice squad.
As for the two players released, Bisnowaty was signed only last week after the team waived Chidi Okeke. So, they must not have liked what they saw out of him in the brief time he was on the squad. Bushell-Beatty was an undrafted free agent out of Michigan, and he was a fairly solid tackle during his time in college. The ‘Skins must have thought the two candidates they brought in have move upside that Bisnowaty and Bushell-Beatty.
Perhaps the ‘Skins are looking for very specific developmental traits in their linemen. That would explain why they keep making moves and trying out new players. They want to find the guy that most fits the vision they have for the fourth tackle or a practice squad candidate to increase their chances of finding the next Nsekhe.
These won’t be the last moves Washington makes on the offensive line. It will be interesting to see who ultimately ends up winning a spot on the team and what tackles may end up having a chance to land a spot on the practice squad.