- The Washington Times - Saturday, May 1, 2021

The Washington Football Team traded up into the sixth round Saturday, grabbing Michigan long-snapper Camaron Cheeseman. As part of the deal, the team sent a 2022 fifth-rounder to the Philadelphia Eagles in return for No. 225 (Cheeseman) and a seventh-rounder (No. 240). 

Washington informed long-time long-snapper Nick Sundberg in March that he would not be offered a new contract, creating a need for the position. 

In Cheeseman, Washington gets a reliable player who appeared in 38 games for the Wolverines over three seasons. Cheeseman, who is 6-foot-4 and weighs 230 pounds, was the second long-snapper taken in this year’s draft — going behind Alabama’s Thomas Fletcher, who was drafted 222nd overall by the Carolina Panthers.

According to ESPN, Cheeseman is also an aspiring dentist whose first name means “Shrimp” in Spanish.  He is from New Albany, Ohio. 

Sundberg, 33, remains unsigned. He was Washington’s longest-tenured player last season, joining the franchise in 2010.

The team currently has three picks left in the seventh round: No. 240, No. 246 and No. 258.

• Matthew Paras can be reached at mparas@washingtontimes.com.

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