Redskins HC Jay Gruden announced Monday that G Brandon Scherff (torn pectoral), G Shawn Lauvao (torn ACL) and WR Paul Richardson (AC joint) will all have surgery and miss the remainder of the 2018 season.
You can expect the Redskins to place them on injured reserve in the coming days and add some players to their roster.
Richardson, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $4,712,835 contract with the Seahawks before agreeing to a five-year, $40 million contract that included $20 million guaranteed with the Redskins this offseason.
In 2018, Richardson appeared in seven games for the Redskins and caught 20 passes for 262 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
According to Rapoport, Scherff will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the injury, but it’s clear he’s likely to miss time and possibly the remainder of the season.
Scherff, 26, is a former No. 5 overall pick by the Redskins out of Iowa in the 2015 NFL Draft. He is entering the final year of his four-year, $21.215 million fully guaranteed rookie contract and is set to earn a base salary of $705,000 for 2018 to go along with a $2,623,041 roster bonus.
The Redskins picked up Scherff’s fifth-year option this past May that will pay him $12,525,000 for the 2019 season.
In 2018, Scherff appeared in eight games.