The Redskins have added some reinforcements to their banged-up offensive line including a familiar face.
The Redskins have signed G Orlando Franklin and have brought back G Arie Kouandjio. Franklin has started 89 games with the Broncos and Chargers since he was drafted by Denver in the second round in 2011.
Kouandjio was a fourth-round pick of the Redskins in 2015. He started two games last year. The Alabama product was with the team this offseason and in training camp before the was released in the cut to 53 on September 2. He was signed off the Ravens practice squad.
Center Spencer Long has been declared out of tomorrow’s game against the Cowboys and three other starters, tackles Trent Williams (knee) and Morgan Moses (ankles) and guard Brandon Scherff) are listed as questionable. In addition, backup tackle Ty Nsekhe (core muscle injury) also is out and reserve guard Tyler Catalina (concussion) is questionable.
It’s possible that Kouandjio will be active tomorrow to fill in for an interior line emergency. Tony Bergstrom, a veteran who signed with the Redskins earlier this week, is also an option in the interior line.
To make room for the two linemen, the Redskins put LB Mason Foster on injured reserve, a move that Jay Gruden announced yesterday, and waived RB Mack Brown.
The release of Brown could rile some Redskins fans, who have been calling for him to help with a struggling running game. The Redskins needed the roster spot and Brown likely would have been inactive tomorrow anyway. It would be surprising if the Redskins didn’t bring him back soon, either to the practice squad or to the 53-man roster.
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