The Redskins will start their offseason program just as one of their key players signs his contract.
The team announced that backup tackle Ty Nsekhe, who became a very important piece to the puzzle last year as both Trent Williams and Morgan Moses missed time with injuries, signed his second-round free agent tender.
The tender pays a one-year salary of $2.9 million. The salary is not guaranteed but the two sides can continue to negotiate a multi-year deal that might carry some guaranteed money.
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Up until he signed the tender, Nsekhe was a free agent, able to negotiate an offer sheet with any team. The Redskins would have had five days to match the offer with a second-round pick coming their way if they declined to match.
It never seemed likely Nsekhe would end up going anywhere. There had not been any reported interest in him from other teams; a second-round pick would be a steep price to pay for a player with 11 career starts and will be 33 in October. He missed five games last year with a core muscle injury.
With Williams and Moses out for OTAs, while recovering from injuries, Nsekhe’s presence at the sessions is important.
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