The Redskins agreed to terms with versatile backup tackle Ty Nsekhe, the team announced Monday. Nsekhe was an exclusive rights free agent, and terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.
A backup to both Trent Williams and Morgan Moses, Nsekhe proved very valuable in 2016 playing both right and left tackle. He started four games while Williams dealt with a suspension.
Earlier in the season, after an injury to guard Shawn Lauvao, Nsekhe played left tackle and Williams moved inside to guard. Nsekhe's play was so good in spots that some wondered if Williams would move to left guard upon his return from suspension, but that rumor was quickly shot down by all parties involved.
Nsekhe's career path in the NFL has been interesting. He played on multiple semi-pro football teams before breaking through with the Rams in 2012. He then caught on with the Redskins in 2015 and played in two games.
A mountain of a man, Nsekhe goes 6-foot-8 and 325 lbs., easily the biggest guy in the Redskins locker room, though there is more to him than football. In November, Nsekhe donated tickets to the Redskins Thanksgiving day game against the Cowboys to the Dallas Police Department after the tragic shootings befell that city earlier in the summer. Later last season, Nsekhe provided Christmas presents to the family of a police shooting in Minnesota.
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