Ryan Kerrigan LB WAS 18 hours ago

Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan agreed to a five-year, $57.5 million contract extension Wednesday, according to NFL.com. Kerrigan, who has started all 64 games during his four-year NFL career, registered 64 tackles, a career-high 13.5 sacks and an NFL-high five forced fumbles last season. "To get to a moment like this where you get a chance to play out the rest of your NFL career with the team that drafted you, the team that you love, the city that you love, it hasn't really hit me yet, but it's an awesome feeling," Kerrigan said Wednesday. "Now it's my job to go reward the Redskins for the faith they put in me by playing well this year, and for the rest of my career." The 26-year-old was set to make roughly $7 million this season before the new deal begins, which will make him the third highest-paid linebacker in the league behind Justin Houston and Clay Matthews.

Ryan Kerrigan LB WAS 3 months ago

Kerrigan and the Redskins are discussion a long-term contract extension, NFL.com reports.

Kerrigan enjoyed a career-high 13.5 sacks to go with 64 tackles last season, while he also ranked second among 3-4 outside linebackers with 51 quarterback hurries. At 26 years old, the former first round pick has never missed a game during his four-year career, totaling at least 7.5 sacks each season. With former teammate Brian Orakpo no longer with the Redskins, Kerrigan could become the center piece of Washington's linebacking corp for years to come.

Ryan Kerrigan LB WAS 7 months ago

kerrigan recorded a sack and two tackles Sunday. He now has 12.5 sacks on the season.

Kerrigan has recorded five sacks over the last four games.

Ryan Kerrigan LB WAS 8 months ago

Kerrigan (wrist) recorded two sacks Sunday and now has 11.5 on the season.

Kerrigan has four sacks over the last three games.

Ryan Kerrigan LB WAS 8 months ago

Kerrigan (wrist) returned to Sunday's game against the Colts.

Kerrigan left earlier with a wrist injury, but looks to be healthy enough to see a few more snaps. The IDP star currently has the only Washington sack on the day.

Ryan Kerrigan LB WAS 8 months ago

Kerrigan is questionable to return to Sunday's game due to a wrist injury, ESPN's John Keim reports.

Kerrigan had statistically been Washington's best defender prior to exiting, recording five solo tackles and a sack. The Redskins may look to Everette Brown as one potential candidate to replace him.

Ryan Kerrigan LB WAS 9 months ago

Kerrigan recorded six tackles and a sack Monday night.

Kerrigan now has 7.5 sacks on the season. He is expected to see more double teams with Brian Orakpo (torn pectoral) out for the season.

Ryan Kerrigan LB WAS 10 months ago

Kerrigan tied a Redskins' team record with four sacks Sunday against the Jaguars.

Kerrigan's four tackles Sunday were all sacks, topping his previous single-game career-high of three quarterback takedowns. On a day when Jaguars' signal-caller Chad Henne was sacked an abysmal 10 times, Kerrigan nearly accounted for half of that whopping tally all by himself.

Ryan Kerrigan LB WAS 1 year ago

Redskins OLB Ryan Kerrigan said he wants to be with the team for years to come.

Kerrigan has two years left on his deal after the Redskins exercised his 2015 option for $7.038 million. But he says "hopefully after that," he'll be in D.C. "even longer." Kerrigan has 24.5 sacks through three seasons, never finishing a season with fewer than 7.5 or more than 8.5. As long as he keeps producing at a steady clip, Kerrigan should have no trouble netting a healthy payday.

Ryan Kerrigan LB WAS 1 year ago

Redskins exercised OLB Ryan Kerrigan's fifth-year club option for 2015.

As expected. The Redskins now have Kerrigan under team control for a little under $9 million over the next two seasons. That's huge for Washington, as Brian Orakpo is playing on the franchise tag and the team has no pass-rush depth behind he and Kerrigan. Kerrigan has 24.5 sacks through his first three seasons and tied for the fifth-most QB hurries among 3-4 outside 'backers in 2013.