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Shawn Lauvao | Guard | #77

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/26/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 308
College: Arizona State
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 3 (92) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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The Redskins aren't expected to re-sign impending free agent LG Shawn Lauvao.
Starting C Spencer Long is also set to be a free agent. Long opened his career as the Redskins' left guard, but the team also doesn't want him there. Lauvao is now 30 and always seems to be hurt, ending three of the last four seasons on IR. Washington's line crumbled with injuries this past year. Jan 26 - 10:04 AM

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Redskins placed LG Shawn Lauvao on injured reserve with a neck injury, ending his season.

Lauvao is 1-of-4 Redskins to hit injured reserve on Tuesday, including fellow starting lineman C Spencer Long. Oft injured, this is the second season in three Lauvao will finish on I.R. At least according to Pro Football Focus, he was performing as one of the worst interior linemen in the league before going down. Lauvao is headed for free agency. Ty Nsekhe finished Week 11 in Lauvao's place, and will presumably replace him going forward.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 04:04:00 PM

Redskins LG Shawn Lauvao suffered a stinger in Sunday's game against the Saints, and will not return.

Ty Nsekhe will finish the game at left guard. Frequently injured, Lauvao went down in the first half, and was ruled out after the break.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 02:56:00 PM

Redskins LG Shawn Lauvao was forced from Sunday's game against the Cowboys with a stringer, and will not return.

Lauvao went down in the third quarter and was ruled out in the fourth. It means Kirk Cousins finished the game without four of his five starting offensive linemen.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 07:14:00 PM

Redskins LG Shawn Lauvao (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Lauvao said "the plan" is for him to return this week, and the limited practice puts him on track. Arie Kouandjio will get the start if Lauvao cannot play.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 10:32:00 AM

Redskins LG Shawn Lauvao suffered an ankle injury in Sunday's game against the Giants.

The Redskins also lost C Kory Lichtensteiger. Both players went down in the first half and did not return. A Week 4 addition on the interior will likely be necessary.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 04:09:00 PM

Shawn Lauvao will open the year as the Redskins' starting left guard.

He was able to hold off Spencer Long, who started the last 13 games of 2015 after Lauvao suffered a season-ending ankle injury. The Redskins are hoping Lauvao will give a boost to the running game.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 06:57:00 PM

Redskins LG Shawn Lauvao (ankle/foot) has resumed practicing.

Lauvao will be eased in as he completes his recovery from an injury that required five operations, but he's now in position to defend his job from Spencer Long. Lauvao could be cut loose if he can't secure No. 1 duties.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 02:54:00 PM

Redskins placed LG Shawn Lauvao (ankle/foot) on the active/PUP.

Lauvao was expected to be ready for training camp. It is possible he will only miss a few days, but any missed time hurts his bid to win the left guard job. Lauvao underwent five surgeries after landing on injured reserve last September.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 08:22:00 AM believes Shawn Lauvao could be released if he doesn't win left guard duties.

The injury-prone veteran is competing with Spencer Long. Lauvao underwent five surgeries after landing on injured reserve with a foot issue last year, and struggled mightily before going down. Lauvao will probably be eased into camp, giving Long a leg up.
Mon, Jul 4, 2016 02:20:00 PM

The Washington Post reports Redskins LG Shawn Lauvao (foot, ankle) is expected to be ready for training camp.

Lauvao underwent five foot surgeries after landing on injured reserve last season, but he said last month he will be ready for camp. If he can get healthy, Lauvao will compete with Spencer Long for the starting spot at left guard. Long has also seen some snaps at center this offseason.
Tue, Jun 7, 2016 09:57:00 AM

Redskins LG Shawn Lauvao (ankle) said he will be ready for training camp.

This is an extremely optimistic outlook from Lauvao, who required five surgeries on his legs after landing on injured reserve with a serious ankle injury last season. CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Tandler speculated earlier this month Lauvao could open the season on the reserve/PUP list. Lauvao will compete for the left guard job if he is healthy, but that is a big if at this point.
Thu, May 26, 2016 10:58:00 AM

CSN Washington's Rich Tandler believes Redskins LG Shawn Lauvao could open the season on reserve/PUP.

Lauvao has dealt with numerous foot issues since the start of the 2015 season. He's reportedly undergone at least five surgeries since October. Due a $4 million salary, Lauvao's roster spot is certainly in jeopardy.
Mon, May 9, 2016 09:02:00 AM

Redskins LG Shawn Lauvao has undergone five foot surgeries over the past three months.

Lauvao landed on injured reserve after Week 3 with a serious ankle injury, but he took advantage of the downtime to fix some lingering foot issues. He expects to start walking in the next week and should be ready for OTAs. He will be 100 percent recovered by the time training camp rolls around.
Tue, Jan 12, 2016 10:56:00 AM

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.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 05:02:00 PM

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