He left the game after hurting the knee on a second-quarter field goal and did not return. Scherff will be replaced by veteran Wes Schweitzer.
Washington linebacker Jon Bostic likely will miss the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle suffered in Washington's win Sunday. Bostic had been starting alongside Cole Holcomb. Rookie Jamin Davis likely will see more action, as will second-year linebacker Khaleke Hudson. Bostic is one of Washington's defensive captains.
Also, Washington tight end Logan Thomas is week-to-week with a hamstring injury, which he suffered on the first possession of Sunday's game. He, too, did not return. His absence would give Sammis Reyes a chance to be active for the first time this season. Reyes, a former college basketball player who has never appeared in a regular-season football game at any level, would become the first Chilean-born player to appear in an NFL game.
Washington cornerback Torry McTyer suffered a torn ACL on the final play of the game and will miss the rest of the season. McTyer was among a crowd in the end zone on a Hail Mary pass and his knee buckled as another player landed on top of him at the end of the play.
Scherff was a first-team All-Pro performer in 2020 and has been named to four Pro Bowls. He's considered one of the best blockers in space, particularly on screens or when he pulls. Scherff is playing for a second consecutive season on the franchise tag.
Because of various injuries, Scherff has not played an entire 16-game season since 2016. He has missed a combined 16 games the past three seasons, though he did play in 13 a year ago.