Washington Football Team activates Brandon Scherff from IR

The Washington Football Team is getting a big boost on the offensive line with Brandon Scherff returning from IR.

Ahead of their game against the New York Giants, the Washington Football Team will be getting a big boost on their offensive line. Brandon Scherff will be returning from IR after missing the last three games with a knee injury.

The team’s official Twitter account confirmed the move and also announced that cornerback Greg Stroman would be placed on IR in a corresponding move.

The return of Scherff is big news for Washington and he should help the team find more success against the Giants. New York has a solid defense but their biggest strength is the collection of big, strong defensive linemen consisting of Dexter Lawrence, Dalvin Tomlinson, and Leonard Williams. Scherff’s presence will help push back against those big players and make a real difference for the team on the interior.

If Scherff can block well in the running game, that will open up some lanes for Antonio Gibson to find success against the Giants. And in the passing game, he will provide a boost, though Wes Schweitzer proved competent in that area at times in place of Scherff.

The bigger boon for having Scherff back is that Washington now has options to replace Wes Martin at left guard if they should desire to. Saahdiq Charles has been getting buzz as a potential option at the position, but Schweitzer could also kick over to start on that side of the ball if the team is worried about the rookie’s readiness to start. Either player would be an upgrade over Martin who has been bullied in the trenches for most of the season.

So, that’s the impact of Scherff’s return. As for the loss of Stroman, that’s not too big a deal. Stroman provides the team corner depth and works as a return man, but Washington will now turn to Danny Johnson to do that in place of Stroman. Both young corners have similar skill sets and while Stroman may be slightly more talented, Johnson certainly won’t hurt this team as the No. 5 corner.

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Soon, we’ll see how this move impacts Washington, but they certainly should get a boost via Scherff’s return.