All-Pro G Brandon Scherff, WFT not expected to reach deal
Washington Football Team guard Brandon Scherff (75) prepares to block against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half at FedExField.  Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

All-Pro guard Brandon Scherff, Washington Football Team not expected to reach deal

 All-Pro guard Brandon Scherff and the Washington Football Team are not expected to reach a long-term deal by the July 22 deadline for franchise-tagged players, sources tell NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

Scherff will play a second straight season under the franchise tag, making a little over $18 million, before hitting unrestricted free agency in March 2022.

The 29-year-old Iowa product and four-time Pro Bowler has played his entire career for Washington and has been a key piece to the offensive line. He hasn't played a full season since 2016 due to injuries, including an MCL sprain, but had a solid enough 2020 campaign when healthy that earned him his first All-Pro nod. If he can stay healthy, it is expected he'll have no trouble landing a lucrative deal when unrestricted free agency opens up.

Chelena Goldman grew up on a street where the boys played street hockey and yelling at baseball and football over the radio was a standard -- making life as a sports geek the perfect fit. She believes in dominance on the blue line, good red wine, and the theory that you can never be too overdressed for any occasion. You can find her gabbing away on Twitter at @ChelenaGoldman.

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