NFC East Update
The Washington Redskins’ organization has received a lot of criticism (deservedly so) for poor drafts and the inability to develop their talent but they got it right with outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan. The 2011 first round pick has been the model of consistency averaging 9.0 sacks a season over the first four years of his career and never missing game. The 26-year-old graded out as a Top 5 3-4 outside linebacker according to Pro Football Focus and finished with 13.5 sacks. With the departure of Brian Orakpo, unproven commodities in Trent Murphy and rookie Preston Smith and entering the 2015 season on the final year of his rookie contract, the Redskins wisely signed Kerrigan long term. The 5-year $57.5 million deal comes with $24.28 million in guaranteed money according to the Washington Post.
In other news:
– Tennessee Titans have re-signed TE Chase Coffman;
– CB Alfonzo Dennard has been waived by the Cardinals;
– Kansas City Chiefs have waived RB Cyrus Gray;
– Carolina Panthers’ WR Stephen Hill was cited for drug paraphernalia during a routine traffic stop as reported on WSOCTV Charlotte;
– Kansas City Chiefs’ SS Eric Berry has been deemed cancer-free (lymphoma) and practiced with the team at Training Camp today just eight months after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma