Shawn Lauvao WAS 4 Months

The Redskins plan to use Shawn Lauvao at left guard.

For now, at least, undersized Chris Chester is staying at right guard, with Kory Lichtensteiger penciled in lightly at center. Lauvao was a right guard in Cleveland, but struggled there and the Skins apparently believe he'll be better off playing next to LT Trent Williams. Lauvao's contract was among free agency's biggest head scratchers, receiving $17 million over four years.

Shawn Lauvao WAS 5 Months

Redskins sign G Shawn Lauvao for four years, $17 million.

Lauvao missed the beginning of last season with an ankle injury, but was an every down player for the Browns beginning Week 5. He struggled as a run blocker in 2013, but has been a solid blocker in his career and should add beef to a smallish Washington offensive line.

Shawn Lauvao WAS 5 Months

ESPN Cleveland does not expect free agent G Shawn Lauvao back with the Browns.

Lauvao missed the start of last season due to an ankle injury. He was an every-down player from Week 5 on, but struggled badly as a run blocker and gave up 18 quarterback hurries along with four sacks. New offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan prefers smaller, more agile linemen to execute his zone-blocking scheme. Lauvao is our No. 10 free agent guard available.

Shawn Lauvao WAS 10 Months

Browns RG Shawn Lauvao (ankle) is hoping to make his season debut against the Bills Thursday.

Lauvao sustained a true high ankle sprain roughly two months ago. He was able to split first-team reps with fill-in starter Oniel Cousins on Monday. Getting Cousins out of the lineup would be fantastic news for the entire Browns offense. He's graded out as PFF's No. 68 guard among 70 qualifiers through four weeks.

Shawn Lauvao WAS 10 Months

Browns RG Shawn Lauvao (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday.

It's his first time practicing the season. Lauvao missed three games after undergoing ankle surgery in early August, but is now on track to play in Week 4. He'll immediately regain his starting job from fill-in Oniel Cousins.

Shawn Lauvao WAS 10 Months

Browns RG Shawn Lauvao (ankle) is inactive for Week 3 against the Vikings.

With Lauvao sidelined, struggling fill-in RG Oniel Cousins will continue to start. The rest of the Browns inactives are QB Brandon Weeden, OLB Quentin Groves, DT Armonty Bryant, OL Martin Wallace, and TE Keavon Milton.

Shawn Lauvao WAS 10 Months

Browns RG Shawn Lauvao (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Week 3.

Perhaps he'll return in Week 4. Lauvao was initially expected to play against the Vikings, but didn't make enough progress during the practice week. The Browns will continue to struggle up front with Oniel Cousins at right guard.

Shawn Lauvao WAS 10 Months

The Cleveland Plain Dealer expects RG Shawn Lauvao (ankle) to return in Week 3 against the Vikings.

Lauvao has already been ruled out for Sunday's game, but is on track to return this month. The Browns will be forced to go with backup Oneil Cousins for at least another week. Lauvao will serve as a major upgrade in run-blocking when healthy.

Shawn Lauvao WAS 11 Months

Browns RG Shawn Lauvao (ankle) will not practice Wednesday.

It doesn't look like Lauvao will be ready for Sunday's game against the Ravens and that is awful news for the Browns. Backup Oneil Cousins turned in an epically atrocious performance in Week 1, committing four penalties and serving as a turnstile in the run game.

Shawn Lauvao WAS 11 Months

Browns RG Shawn Lauvao (ankle) is "still on schedule," according to coach Rob Chudzinski.

Lauvao was expected to miss 2-3 regular season games after undergoing a scope in early August. With Jason Pinkston (ankle) on short-term injured reserve, Oniel Cousins will start at right guard against the Dolphins Sunday.