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Team Needs:

QB, WR, EDGE, Safety, IOL, ILB

Available Draft Picks:

1(9) from BUF, 5(144), 7(208)

Starting Cap Space:



Picks 1.15, 2.46, 3.210 and 2020 1st to Buffalo for pick 1.9


CB Josh Norman from $14,500,000 to $12,500,000

EDGE Ryan Kerrigan from $13,950,000 to $11,850,000

TE Jordan Reed from $9,674,125 to $6,674,125

With little available funds to spend and free agents of their own to retain Redskins look at a lot of contracts to restructure. Josh Norman is the highest paid cornerback going into this offseason, but hasn’t played up to the contract he signed, although he hasn’t been a bust. This restructure is more about earning his money through bonuses and incentives to help motivate him to get his money back. Ryan Kerrigan saves the team a little over two million transfering money over to bonuses. Jordan Reed was definitely a cap casualty candidate but saves himself of being cut by negotiating a restructure based off of incentives and whether or not he can play X amount of games.


LB Zach Brown to save $5,750,000

TE Vernon Davis to save $4,968,750

This time last year re-signing Brown was a top priority, but his inconsistent play in 2018 and the way his constructed makes this an easy decision where it saves the team over five million while only having a dead cap of 3 million. Cutting Vernon Davis was also an easy decision here. He’s just not the same player he once was and isn’t worth the nearly seven million he was owed if he was on the roster when the new league year began.


S HaHa Clinton-Dix for 5 years, $49,500,476

WR Jamison Crowder for 4 years, $32,775,033

HB Adrian Peterson for 1 year, $2,000,00

HaHa Clinton-Dix didn’t perform particularly well coming over in a trade with the Packers, but the contract could be structured in a way that Washington could get out of it after one or two years. Obviously the team isn’t going into these negotiations thinking the worst, but it bodes well for them if they have a plan in place if Clinton-Dix doesn’t perform as well as they hope.

Jamison Crowder is a talented receiver that also dealt with some injuries and inconsistencies, but he’s a key piece for this offense and whoever is at quarterback.

Adrian Peterson was a pleasant surprise for Washington this past year. With Derrius Guice expected to be ready for training camp, Adrian Peterson is the perfect mentor. Washington’s backfield looks to be a major strength with Peterson back in the fold.

Free Agent Signings:

IOL Ramon Foster for 2 years, $15,000,000

With some money left over after re-signing some important pieces the Redskins look to fill a hole on the offensive. I’m sure fans are hoping for someone like Rodger Saffold, but he’ll be way out their price range. So, Ramon Foster is a solid veteran player that can fill in at left guard for at least one season as the Redskins give themselves an out after the first season.

Draft Results:

1.9 – Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

Kyler Murray is a polarizing prospect. After choosing football over baseball, Murray becomes probably the most talked about player in the 2019 NFL draft. Many people are overlooking his size (listed at a generous 5’11-195 pounds) and sticking to his tape. This season Murray took the college football by storm on his way to 4,361 passing yards and 42 touchdowns while also adding over 1,000 rushing yards with 12 touchdowns earning the Heisman Trophy.

Washington has a hole at the most important position with Alex Smith breaking his leg in 2018. Smith may not be able to play again let alone in 2019, so they take a big gamble trading away a bunch to get a small yet very talented QB. Will it pay off? Time will tell.

5.144 – Ross Pierschbacher, IOL, Alabama

Washington needs help on the interior offensive line. Pierschbacher can fill in at center or guard, but most likely will sit behind both guards. If Foster or Scherff goes down with an injury Pierschbacher should be capable to come in with little falters.

7.207 – Mark Gilbert, CB, Duke

Can Washington strike gold here in the seventh round with a long Cornerback from Duke? Mark Gilbert is the cousin of seven-time Pro Bowl and four-time First team All Pro, Darrelle Revis. I’m sure Revis could teach his nephew a few tricks, but it takes more than bloodlines to make it in the NFL.

Cap Space Spent on Re-signings:


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Cap Space Spent on Draft Picks:


Total Cap Remaining:


Backfield Starters

QB: Kyler Murray

RB: Derrius Guice

Receiver Starters

WR1: Jamison Crowder

WR2: Josh Doctson

Slot: Paul Richardson

TE1: Jordan Reed

TE2: Jeremy Sprinkle

Offensive Line Starters

LT: Trent Williams

LG: Ramon Foster

C: Chase Roullier

RG: Brandon Scherff

RT: Morgan Moses

Defensive Line Starters

WDE: Matt Ioannidis

NT: Daron Payne

SDE: Jonathan Allen

Linebacker Starters

WLB: Ryan Kerrigan

WILB: Reuben Foster

SILB: Mason Foster

SLB: Ryan Anderson

Secondary Starters

CB1: Josh Norma

CB2: Quinton Dunbar

Slot: Fabian Moreau

FS: HaHa Clinton-Dix

SS: Troy Apke

Special Teamers

K: Dustin Hopkins

P: Tress Way

KOS: Dustin Hopkins

LS: Nick Sundberg

KR: Danny Johnson

PR: Greg Stroman

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