Redskins place franchise tag on G Scherff

The Washington Redskins placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on guard Brandon Scherff, the team announced Saturday.

The one-year deal is expected to be worth approximately $16.1 million, according to Over the Cap.

Scherff started 11 games in 2019 and surrendered just 1.5 sacks en route to being named to the Pro Bowl for the third time in five seasons. He was also selected to the Pro Bowl in 2016 and 2017.

The 28-year-old missed five games in 2019 with elbow and shoulder injuries and missed the final eight contests in 2018 with a torn pectoral muscle.

Scherff, an Iowa product, has started 65 games in his career since being selected by the Redskins with the fifth overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft.

--Field Level Media