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Al Galdi gives his take on a report that the Washington Football Team are likely to franchise-tag Brandon Scherff and gives his analysis of which tag the Skins should use Plus, a few thoughts on how much Scherff’s durability should the Washington Football Team worry about?

Yesterday, ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers insider Jenna Laine tweeted that she has been told by league sources that they expected the Washington Football Team to franchise-tag Brandon Scherff.

The projected franchise-tag number for offensive linemen is $16 million.

Ron Rivera in a conversation with Washington Football Team insider JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis last week said that Brandon Scherff “most certainly is somebody that we really believe is a big part of our offensive line, and we’ll see how things work out.”

Scherff has missed 13 games over the last two seasons. The Washington Football Team placed him on IR in mid December, off him having been inactive for the  loss to the Eagles at FedEx Field in Week 15 due to shoulder and elbow injuries. He underwent labrum surgery on shortly after he was placed on IR. Scherff in 2018 was placed on IR on in early November, due to a torn pectoral muscle suffered in the loss to the Falcons in Week 9.

During the 2019 season Scherff committed eight accepted penalties and nine total penalties. All eight accepted penalties were first-half penalties. Five of them were first-half holding penalties. For the 2019 season he did register an overall grade of 75.0 per Pro Football Focus. Scherff for the 2017 season had an overall grade of 83.2 per Pro Football Focus.

The Washington Football Team took Scherff with the No. 5 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. The 2020 season will be Scherff’s age-29 season. For Landon Collins, who was taken by the New York Giants in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft, the 2020 season will be his age-26 season.

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