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Redskins agree to terms with versatile backup tackle Ty Nsekhe

Redskins agree to terms with versatile backup tackle Ty Nsekhe

The Redskins agreed to terms with versatile backup tackle Ty Nsekhe, the team announced Monday. Nsekhe was an exclusive rights free agent, and terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

A backup to both Trent Williams and Morgan Moses, Nsekhe proved very valuable in 2016 playing both right and left tackle. He started four games while Williams dealt with a suspension.

Earlier in the season, after an injury to guard Shawn Lauvao, Nsekhe played left tackle and Williams moved inside to guard. Nsekhe's play was so good in spots that some wondered if Williams would move to left guard upon his return from suspension, but that rumor was quickly shot down by all parties involved.

Nsekhe's career path in the NFL has been interesting. He played on multiple semi-pro football teams before breaking through with the Rams in 2012. He then caught on with the Redskins in 2015 and played in two games.

A mountain of a man, Nsekhe goes 6-foot-8 and 325 lbs., easily the biggest guy in the Redskins locker room, though there is more to him than football. In November, Nsekhe donated tickets to the Redskins Thanksgiving day game against the Cowboys to the Dallas Police Department after the tragic shootings befell that city earlier in the summer. Later last season, Nsekhe provided Christmas presents to the family of a police shooting in Minnesota. 



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Nsekhe donates Redskins-Cowboys tickets to Dallas police shooting victims 

Nsekhe donates Redskins-Cowboys tickets to Dallas police shooting victims 

Washington Redskins 6’8, 335 pound tackle Ty Nsekhe is a big man, but his heart might be even bigger. 

Nsekhe vividly remembers watching the horror unfold on his TV from the July 7 police shootings that killed five officers and wounded nine others in Dallas. 

The news hit Nsekhe even deeper knowing that the tragedy struck in his native state of Texas. 

“It was hard to watch, it was unreal,” he said to Redskins senior writer Stephen Czarda. “I was looking at the TV and was like, ‘That’s really happening in my backyard.”

But as hard as it was to watch that night unfold, Nsekhe knew he had to do something. 

That’s why for Thursday’s Thanksgiving matchup between the Redskins and Cowboys, Nsekhe will pay for tickets so that the Dallas shooting victims and their families can attend the game for free. 

The Redskins tackle reached out to the Dallas Police Department and let them know he was covering the victims and their families to see the game in person through the Officer Down Foundation, according to the Redskins’ official site

“I’m just trying to do whatever I can for my community,” Nsekhe said, according to the report. “I’m from here and it's Thanksgiving.  It’s a great holiday event that I’m trying to put together and I just feel like for the officers and their families, for the tragic events that happened, I just feel grief and want to shine some light during the holiday season to them.”

Read more of Nsekhe’s outreach and gesture to the victims and their families in the original report here.