The Insider: contracts


Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Ryan Clark’s Redskins contract is worth $1 million

The contract that Ryan Clark signed on Wednesday is a one-year deal worth $1 million, a person with knowledge of the situation said.

By Mike Jones  |  12:55 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, Ryan Clark, salaries, Salary cap

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Redskins’ deal with Jackson features $16M in guaranteed money, low cap hit for 2014

DeSean Jackson’s deal with the Redskins will pay him $24 million over a three-year span with $16 million guaranteed, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  01:20 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, DeSean Jackson, Salary cap

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Brian Orakpo signs franchise tag tender

The Redskins announced that outside linebacker Brian Orakpo has signed his one-year franchise player tender.

By Mike Jones  |  10:14 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, outside linebackers

Posted at 07:12 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Ten Redskins to receive six-figure compensation bonuses

The money is alloted through an NFL program designed designed to compensate players with lower salaries who played more than their contracts would have suggested.

By Mike Jones  |  07:12 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, contracts, David Amerson, Jordan Reed, Logan Paulsen, Niles Paul, Perry Riley, Roy Helu, Tyler Polumbus. Alfred Morris

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Redskins mailbag: Free agency moves, impacts and remaining holes

Things have started to quiet down on the free agent front for the Washington Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  12:12 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, contracts, draft, free agency, Mailbag

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Redskins have just more than $8 million left after Tuesday’s signings

The Washington Redskins entered Tuesday’s free agency signing period with $18.58 million in cap space, and committed $9.83 million of that money to sign five players.

By Mike Jones  |  01:25 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, free agency, Salary cap

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Orakpo encouraged by Redskins move to use franchise tag on him

Linebacker expressed encouragement about his standing with the Redskins and optimism over his future.

By Mike Jones  |  03:02 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, free agency, outside linebackers

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Redskins have yet to extend offer to Orakpo as franchise tag deadline nears

Discussions are ongoing between the team and outside linebacker Brian Orakpo, but the Redskins have yet to extend their top pass-rusher an official offer.

By Mike Jones  |  12:33 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, free agency, outside linebackers

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 02/06/2014

How much cap space will the Redskins need to retain players?

It sounds like the team has a lot of cap space, until you factor in what it might cost to retain their own free agents.

By Keith McMillan  |  10:15 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Chris Baker, contracts, DeAngelo Hall, Perry Riley Jr.

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Meriweather’s contract voids five days after Super Bowl

Safety is to become a free agent, one of several from Redskins’ 2013 defense.

By Mark Maske  |  03:20 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, contracts, Free agents, Safeties

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/16/2014

How big a contract should Brian Orakpo get?

POLL | Brian Orakpo is about to become a free agent. What kind of contract can the Redskins expect to offer him to retain him? Weigh in with your prediction.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, Free agents, outside linebackers, poll, Rob Jackson, video

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Redskins sign center Kevin Kowalski

The Redskins signed a ninth player to a futures contract, picking up former Cowboys center Redskins sign center Kevin Kowalski.

By Mike Jones  |  04:46 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, Offensive line

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Redskins sign WR David Gettis to futures contract

The Redskins announced on Tuesday that they have signed wide receiver David Gettis to a futures contract.

By Mike Jones  |  02:59 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, practice squad, Roster moves, Wide Receivers

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 12/31/2013

Redskins sign seven players to futures contracts

Redskins sign seven to futures contracts

By Mike Jones  |  06:02 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, practice squad

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 12/27/2013

Brian Orakpo remains unsure if he’ll play in Sunday’s finale

Redskins linebacker, listed as questionable with groin injury, says he’s had ‘a very productive year’ individually heading into free agency.

By Mark Maske  |  03:01 PM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, Injuries, outside linebackers, Redskins vs. Giants, Week 17

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Washington Redskins-Mike Shanahan standoff: Team could attempt to withhold remaining money due under his contract if they fire him

Team’s management said to be still sorting through its options but coach’s departure anticipated by end of the season at the latest.

By Mark Maske  |  11:36 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, Mike Shanahan, video, Week 15

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Brian Orakpo says his preference remains to re-sign with Redskins

‘Right now this is home,’ said the linebacker, a potential free agent this offseason.

By Mark Maske  |  04:35 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, outside linebackers, Salary cap, Week 14

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Redskins mailbag: Josh LeRibeus, offseason changes and more

Mike Jones tackles questions from readers, including those asking why Josh LeRibeus can’t catch and why Alfred Morris is no threat to catch a pass.

By Mike Jones  |  12:45 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, contracts, FedEx Field, josh leribeus, Mailbag, offseason, Robert Griffin III, Week 14

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Shanahan says he hasn’t thought about contract extension

Mike Shanahan says he doesn’t think about his contract situation, and wouldn’t do it during a season anyway.

By Mike Jones  |  05:29 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, Mike Shanahan, video, Week 11

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Fred Davis not surprised by losing out on $500,000 bonus

Demoted tight end Fred Davis said that he was not surprised that he missed out on a $500,000 roster bonus for being active fewer than 12 games.

By Mike Jones  |  01:05 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, Fred Davis, tight ends, Week 11

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Video: Does Brian Orakpo deserve a big contract?

Mark Maske discusses in this week’s one-on-one portion of Post Sports Live.

By Keith McMillan  |  10:27 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, free agency, Post Sports Live, video, Week 9

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Redskins restructure contracts of Stephen Bowen and Adam Carriker [udpated]

The team saves an estimated $1.3 million in salary cap space.

By Mark Maske  |  10:05 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Carriker, barry cofield, contracts, defensive line, Salary cap, Stephen Bowen

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 09/02/2013

Barry Cofield agrees to contract restructuring with Redskins (updated)

Redskins defensive tackle Barry Cofield reworked deal saves the team about $2.4 million in salary cap space this year.

By Mark Maske  |  02:49 PM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, contracts, defensive line, Salary cap

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Bruce Allen says Redskins' salary-cap penalty won't affect season-opening roster decisions

But the GM also maintains that the two-year, $36 million cap reduction imposed by the NFL continues to plague the team.

By Mark Maske  |  12:26 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Bruce Allen, contracts, Mike Shanahan, Redskins salary cap penalty, Salary cap, Training camp

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 08/02/2013

Redskins have 12 defensive players with expiring contracts

The 2013 campaign also carries great significance for the future of a number of defensive players. Twelve defensive players six of them starters are entering the final years of their contracts.

By Mike Jones  |  12:02 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 season outlook, Brandon Meriweather, Brian Orakpo, contracts, DeAngelo Hall, Defense, free agency, Perry Riley

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 08/01/2013

Nick Barnett ready to compete, help Redskins build on last season's success

Having witnessed Washington's success from afar last season, veteran linebacker Nick Barnett saw the Redskins as the ideal fit for him.

By Mike Jones  |  02:30 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, inside linebackers, Linebackers, London Fletcher, Nick Barnett, Training camp

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Orakpo says contract situation will 'work itself out'

Linebacker also says he's under no injury-related restrictions for training camp.

By Mark Maske  |  12:54 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, Linebackers, Training camp

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 07/25/2013

'Nothing intense' materialized between Redskins, Eric Winston

Free agent offensive tackle is headed to Arizona. That leaves the Redskins with the status quo at right tackle as newcomers Tony Pashos and Jeremy Trueblood compete with incumbent starter Tyler Polumbus.

By Mark Maske  |  09:21 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, free agency, Offensive line, Roster

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Orakpo says he's not focused on contract heading into training camp

Linebacker, a potential free agent next offseason, says: "Everything will take care of itself."

By Mark Maske  |  03:37 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, contracts, minicamp, outside linebackers

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 05/21/2013

Redskins getting draft picks signed quickly

The rookie pay system put in place in 2011 NFL labor deal "has simplified everything" in negotiations with draft picks, General Manager Bruce Allen said.

By Mark Maske  |  11:57 AM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, Redskins draft, Rookies

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 05/17/2013

Redskins sign second-round cornerback David Amerson

By bringing the second-round cornerback into the fold, Washington has now signed six of its seven draft picks.

By Mike Jones  |  04:28 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, cornerbackers, Rookies, Secondary

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 05/17/2013

Redskins sign fourth-round safety Phillip Thomas

By signing fourth-round pick Phillip Thomas, the Redskins have all but their second- and third-round picks under contract.

By Mike Jones  |  01:01 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, draft, Rookies, Safeties, Secondary