- The Washington Times - Friday, May 4, 2018

The Washington Redskins addressed their left guard spot Friday, and in doing so, brought back a familiar face.

The Redskins agreed to terms with former starter Shawn Lauvao, according to his agents. Lauvao, 30, has spent the last four years with Washington, appearing in 41 games.

Lauvao appeared in nine games last season, but his year was cut short because of a stinger. He was placed on injured reserve in November.

The Redskins did not select a guard in last week’s draft, and executive Doug Williams said they wouldn’t reach for the position. Williams said the player they wanted was already gone by the time they selected.

Lauvao, meanwhile, has been a solid player when healthy. But he’s had trouble staying on the field. He played on three games in 2015 before suffering an ankle injury. He missed two games in 2016 with another ankle injury.

Lauvao was not expected to be back given his age, but he’ll now compete for the starting spot with Arie Kouandjio, Kyle Kalis, Tyler Catalina and Tony Bergstrom.

Correction: A previous version of this article stated Lauvao appeared in 26 games over the last four years.

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