The Washington Redskins line suffered a major blow to the interior of the offensive line in Sunday’s 38-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Starting right guard Brandon Scherff, who left with a shoulder injury, is believed to have suffered a torn pectoral based on initial diagnosis, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via sources informed of the situation. Scherff is scheduled Monday to undergo an MRI, Rapoport added.
Additionally, the Redskins saw starting left guard Shawn Lauvao leave Sunday’s game with a knee injury.
The potential losses of Scherff and Lauvao are significant when considering Washington is also dealing with the absence of starting left tackle Trent Williams, who is sidelined after undergoing thumb surgery last week.
Washington’s depth at the guard position will be tested the rest of the season, so expect the Redskins to bring in offensive linemen to work out in the coming days.
Here are other injuries and transactions we are monitoring Monday:
1. Former Oakland Raiders second round pick safety Obi Melifonwu has agreed to terms with the New England Patriots, sources told Rapoport.
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