Lauvao has started each game he's played in the last three seasons, missing five games last season with an injury. He's expected to start right away for Washington.
Their statuses for the game against Pittsburgh will be clearer when the team releases its injury report later in the afternoon.
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The offensive line has provided better protection in recent weeks after a terrible start to the season, though the run blocking remains a concern.
"It just wasn’t where I thought I’d be, but now I feel a lot more confident about it," Lauvao said. "I was just being safe, I guess.
Asked about playing Thursday, he said: "I hope so. I’m pretty positive about it . . . but at the end of the day, it’s coach’s decision."