LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed unrestricted free agent guard Shawn Lauvao (luh-VOW) and unrestricted free agent wide receiver Andre Roberts. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Lauvao (6-3, 315) was originally drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the third round (92nd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He has appeared in 53 regular season games with 44 starts, including a stretch of 32 consecutive starts across the 2011 and 2012 seasons. In 2013, Lauvao appeared in 11 regular season games, all starts.
Lauvao, 26, played collegiately at Arizona State from 2006-09, appearing in 42 games, finishing his career with 33 consecutive starts.
Lauvao was born on Oct. 26, 1987, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He attended the city’s Farrington H.S., where he earned first-team all-state honors as a senior.
Roberts (5-11, 195) was originally selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round (88th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. In four seasons with the Cardinals from 2010-13, he appeared in 62 games with 35 starts, compiling 182 receptions for 2,123 receiving yards (11.7 avg.) with 11 receiving touchdowns.
In 2012, Roberts posted career highs in nearly every statistical category, producing personal bests in receptions (64), receiving yards (759) and receiving touchdowns (five). His five receiving touchdowns were a team high, and his totals fell only seven receptions and 39 receiving yards shy of matching Larry Fitzgerald’s team lead despite playing one fewer game.
Roberts played collegiately at The Citadel from 2006-09, starting 35 of the 45 games in which he appeared during his career. During his career, he established school records for career receptions (285), receiving yards (3,743), receiving TDs (37), 100-yard receiving games (17), punt return yards (1,160), punt return average (13.9) and all-purpose yards (5,215).
Roberts, 26, attended Spring Valley H.S. in Columbia, S.C., where he earned all-region and all-area honors
and led the Vikings to a regional championship as a senior. He was born on Jan. 9, 1988.
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