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If Thanksgiving is all about eating too much and then eating too much again a few hours later, then Black Friday is all about deals.

With that in mind, where are the best bargains on the Redskins' 2019 roster?

Once you consider what these three players are making, the truth is obvious: They're absolute steals. And luckily for the Redskins, they didn't have to wake up at 4 a.m. and battle through a stampede of crazy people to secure them.

Terry McLaurin

In the first year of a four-year, $3.8 million contract

Few things in the NFL are more precious to a franchise than a young player who's producing like a star while still on their rookie deal. That's what the Redskins have in McLaurin.

He's only played in 10 pro games, but McLaurin has displayed plenty of qualities that make it seem like he's going to be a major, major contributor for plenty of seasons to come.

And if the team is able to find a steady option under center? Well, the receiver's numbers will spike even more, making him even more of a bargain as long as he's locked into his original contract.

Quinton Dunbar

In the second year of a three-year, $10.5 million contract

Dunbar's deal is as good as Josh Norman's deal is bad. 

The corner has four interceptions in 2019 and is regarded by Pro Football Focus as one of the NFL's best cover guys. A 2-9 team like Washington won't get much representation in the Pro Bowl, but Dunbar has a legitimate case to make it there with the way he's playing.

 

The 27-year-old's next contract will be a lot larger, sure, but the franchise will get top-notch play out of him at a very affordable price for one more campaign if they don't choose to extend him this offseason. 

Matt Ioannidis

Will enter the first year of a three-year, $21.75 million contract extension next season

The Redskins get (fairly) criticized for not retaining their best draft picks, but Ioannidis is a homegrown player they've smartly locked up. The defensive lineman would've entered free agency after this season, but Washington inked him to an extension in April.

Ioannidis provides excellent interior pressure and his stats are improving each year, and even when the extension begins, he'll be compensated at a more than reasonable rate. See what happens when you don't wait until the last minute to get things done?

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