Terms of the deal were not immediately available. The Redskins had maintained that re-signing Riley ranked high on their list of priority moves for the offseason. The two sides remained far apart on a deal as recently as last week. The fifth-year linebacker tested the waters of free agency during this past weekend’s negation period. But the Redskins and Riley came to an agreement Monday evening – a day before free agency’s official start at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Riley, a fourth-round pick out of LSU in 2010, led Washington with 115 tackles this past season. He also recorded three sacks and an interception.
He is expected to take on a larger play-making role with London Fletcher now retired.
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