New head coach Jay Gruden hasn't been shy about revamping the offensive line.
Last month, the Redskins drafted guard Spencer Long and tackle Morgan Moses, two powerful men who could meaningfully contribute as early as this season.
But even before the draft, one of the Redskins' first moves in free agency was signing former Cleveland Browns guard Shawn Lauvao to a four-year, $17 million deal, per Pro Football Talk's Josh Alper.
Taking a chance on a 26-year old player isn't curious, but the money that was shelled out to sign him is. Of the 81 guards graded by Pro Football Focus in 2013, Lauvao, who is currently penciled in as Washington's starting left guard, was ranked No. 70.
In Lauvao's defense, he did suffer an ankle injury last preseason which may have set the tone for his underwhelming performance in 2013. And while it's entirely too early to start forming sound opinions from June practices, the Richmond Times-Dispatch's Michael Phillips had this interesting observation from last week's OTAs:
It's simple: Lauvao must improve this offseason for this offense to function properly come September. If he doesn't, there are even more layers of uncertainty that lie behind him.