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Shawn Lauvao | Guard

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/26/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 315
College: Arizona State
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Redskins placed LG Shawn Lauvao on injured reserve, ending his season.
He suffered a serious ankle injury in last week's loss to the Giants. Josh LeRibeus should get first crack at replacing Lauvao at left guard. Tom Compton could see time there as well. Sep 29 - 5:02 PM

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Coach Jay Gruden said LG Shawn Lauvao (ankle) will likely miss extended time.

Lauvao missed the second half of Thursday night's loss with a lateral sprain. It's a concern for Washington's line, as Lauvao is their best interior run blocker. Josh LeRibeus will be forced to start for however long Lauvao is sidelined.
Sep 25 - 7:45 PM

Redskins LG Shawn Lauvao left Thursday's game against the Giants with a left ankle injury, and will not return.

Lauvao went down midway through the first half, and was formally ruled out in the third quarter. He had to be carted to the locker room. Josh LeRibeus, a major downgrade, is now in the game at left guard. It's bad news for the Redskins' running game.
Sep 24 - 10:07 PM

Redskins LG Shawn Lauvao sustained a concussion in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the Bucs.

Lauvao is in a race to get cleared ahead of Sunday's game at San Francisco. His backup is Josh LeRibeus. It's a major concern for the Redskins as stud LT Trent Williams (knee, ankle) is almost certainly out.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 10:11:00 AM

Redskins LG Shawn Lauvao (knee) is doubtful for Thursday's game against the Giants.

Lauvao has been dealing with right-knee issues for each of the past two weeks. Josh LeRibeus will fill in against the Giants if Lauvao can't go.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 08:02:00 PM

The Redskins plan to use Shawn Lauvao at left guard.

For now, at least, undersized Chris Chester is staying at right guard, with Kory Lichtensteiger penciled in lightly at center. Lauvao was a right guard in Cleveland, but struggled there and the Skins apparently believe he'll be better off playing next to LT Trent Williams. Lauvao's contract was among free agency's biggest head scratchers, receiving $17 million over four years.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 07:59:00 AM

Redskins signed G Shawn Lauvao for four years, $17 million.

Lauvao missed the beginning of last season with an ankle injury, but was an every down player for the Browns beginning Week 5. He struggled as a run blocker in 2013, but has been a solid blocker in his career and should add beef to a smallish Washington offensive line.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 04:34:00 PM

ESPN Cleveland does not expect free agent G Shawn Lauvao back with the Browns.

Lauvao missed the beginning of last season due to an ankle injury. He was an every-down player from Week 5 on, but struggled badly as a run blocker and gave up 18 quarterback hurries along with four sacks. New offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan prefers smaller, more agile linemen to execute his zone-blocking scheme. Lauvao is our No. 10 free agent guard available.
Thu, Feb 27, 2014 10:06:00 AM

Browns RG Shawn Lauvao (ankle) is hoping to make his season debut against the Bills Thursday.

Lauvao sustained a true high ankle sprain roughly two months ago. He was able to split first-team reps with fill-in starter Oniel Cousins on Monday. Getting Cousins out of the lineup would be fantastic news for the entire Browns offense. He's graded out as PFF's No. 68 guard among 70 qualifiers through four weeks.
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 10:44:00 AM

Browns RG Shawn Lauvao (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday.

It's his first full practice of the season. Lauvao missed three games after undergoing ankle surgery in early August, but is now on track to play in Week 4. He'll immediately regain his starting job from fill-in Oniel Cousins.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 01:11:00 PM

Browns RG Shawn Lauvao (ankle) is inactive for Week 3 against the Vikings.

With Lauvao sidelined, struggling fill-in RG Oniel Cousins will continue to start. The rest of the Browns inactives are QB Brandon Weeden, OLB Quentin Groves, DT Armonty Bryant, OL Martin Wallace, and TE Keavon Milton. Ahtyba Rubin (calf) is active for the first time this season.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 11:45:00 AM

Browns RG Shawn Lauvao (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Week 3.

Perhaps he'll return in Week 4. Lauvao was initially expected to play against the Vikings, but didn't make enough progress during the practice week. The Browns will continue to struggle up front with Oniel Cousins at right guard.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 06:02:00 PM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer expects RG Shawn Lauvao (ankle) to return in Week 3 against the Vikings.

Lauvao has already been ruled out for Sunday's game, but is on track to return this month. The Browns will go with struggling backup Oneil Cousins for at least one more week. Lauvao will serve as a much needed upgrade in run-blocking when healthy.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 05:31:00 PM

Browns RG Shawn Lauvao (ankle) will not practice Wednesday or Thursday.

It doesn't look like Lauvao will be ready for Sunday's game against the Ravens and that is awful news for the Browns. Backup Oneil Cousins turned in an epically atrocious performance in Week 1, committing four penalties and serving as a turnstile in the run game. Lauvao, who has been out of his walking boot for about a week, can't get back soon enough.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 11:18:00 AM

Browns RG Shawn Lauvao (ankle) is "still on schedule," according to coach Rob Chudzinski.

Lauvao was expected to miss 2-3 regular season games after undergoing a scope in early August. With Jason Pinkston (ankle) on short-term injured reserve, Oniel Cousins will start at right guard against the Dolphins Sunday.
Thu, Sep 5, 2013 09:36:00 AM

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RB1Alfred Morris
2Matt Jones
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GLB1Alfred Morris
2Matt Jones
3RB1Matt Jones
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FB1Darrel Young
WR11DeSean Jackson
2Andre Roberts
3Jamison Crowder
WR21Pierre Garcon
2Ryan Grant
3Rashad Ross
WR31Andre Roberts
TE1Jordan Reed
2Derek Carrier
3Anthony McCoy
LT1Trent Williams
LG1Tom Compton
2Arie Kouandjio
C1Kory Lichtensteiger
2Josh LeRibeus
RG1Brandon Scherff
2Spencer Long
RT1Morgan Moses
2Ty Nsekhe
K1Dustin Hopkins