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Redskins sign former first-round pick, WR Breshad Perriman

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Redskins sign former first-round pick, WR Breshad Perriman

The Redskins will sign a former first-round pick at wide receiver. 

According to multiple reports, the Redskins are going to sign former Baltimore Ravens receiver Breshad Perriman. He had worked out for the team earlier today. 

Perriman was the 26th overall pick in the 2015 draft. His problems started right away as he missed his entire rookie season with a knee injury. Perriman’s best year came in 2016, when he played in 16 games and caught 33 passes for 499 yards and three touchdowns. But he couldn’t build on that season in 2017 as he was limited to 11 games with a concussion and he caught just 10 passes for 77 yards. 

The beginning of the end in Baltimore came when the Ravens elected not to pick up his fifth-year option. When the time cap to cut the roster to 53 they decided that they didn’t even want him for a fourth year and let him go. 

The Redskins had shaky depth at receiver to start the year and things got worse when they lost rookies Trey Quinn and Cam Sims to ankle injuries in the season opener. They re-signed Brian Quick and promoted Jehu Chesson from the practice squad, but they still believed they needed more talent. Earlier this afternoon there were reports that they were in on the bidding for troubled Browns receiver Josh Gordon. The Patriots ended up with Gordon and the Redskins moved on to Perriman. 

We will see if Perriman does indeed provide the upgrade the team is looking for. It’s a low-risk maneuver as Perriman likely did not command more than a minimum salary contract and the Redskins could choose to move on if it doesn’t work out. 

The Redskins will have to make a corresponding roster move when the Perriman signing becomes official. 

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Ryan Kerrigan moves to second on Redskins all-time sacks list against Jacksonville

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Ryan Kerrigan moves to second on Redskins all-time sacks list against Jacksonville

Move over Charles Mann, there is a new placeholder for second place on the Washington Redskins all-time sacks list. 

Ryan Kerrigan collected two sacks against the inept Jacksonville Jaguars offense in Week 15. Kerrigan, 30, now has 82.5 sacks in 126 games throughout his career. 

Mann ended his playing career with 82 career sacks playing from 1983 to 1993. 

The only person left for Kerrigan to pass is Dexter Manley who had 91 in nine seasons in Washington.

REDSKINS ALL-TIME CAREER SACKS LIST:
1. Dexter Manley        91.0
2. Ryan Kerrigan       82.5
3. Charles Mann         80.5
4. Monte Coleman     43.5
5. Ken Harvey             41.5

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Tress Way's nearly immaculate season ruined thanks to Dede Westbrook return TD

Tress Way's nearly immaculate season ruined thanks to Dede Westbrook return TD

Through 14 weeks of the 2018 NFL season, the Redskins season MVP award was all but locked up. Tress Way, the Redskins starting punter, has been the team's most consistent player, and is likely to earn a trip to the Pro Bowl.

It's never a great sign when a team's MVP is the punter, but that is the state of affairs for of the 2018 Redskins. 

Way has taken the field for 66 punts prior to Week 15 vs. the Jaguars with 36 being downed inside the 20-yard line. Way leads the NFL in punts inside the 20-yard line, and opponents are averaging just 7.7 yards per return.

The first half of Week 15 in Jacksonville looked to add a bunch of clips to Way's season-long highlight reel. Way attempted five punts, with the two of the first four downed inside the 20. Then, with just seconds remaining in the first half, Way attempted his fifth punt, a 52-yarder to Dede Westbrook.

A few seconds later, Westbrook was off to the races, running 74-yards for a touchdown, giving the Jaguars a 10-3 lead.  As you will see below, Byron Marshall attempted to make a tackle, but instead tackled the forward blocker, clearing a better path for Westbrook.

It was the first return touchdown given up by the Redskins all season, and now Way's nearly immaculate season is tarnished, even if he didn't have all that much to do with the return TD.

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