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.
Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan says other backup running back spots remain up for grabs.
The Redskins enter their final round of offseason practices with this week's mandatory minicamp.
Nine months after his last football game, Redskins running back Roy Helu Jr. returned to the field this week, finally healthy enough to compete for a spot in a crowded yet uncertain backfield.
Besides Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris, which Redskins under 25 are worth getting excited about? How does Washington's young talent compare with that of its division rivals?
Alfred Morris established himself as Washington's workhorse back, but there are lingering questions about his backups.
The NFL's referees are back! Also, a comparison of the Redskins' backfield a year ago and now, and a look at which NFC teams stand in the way of a Redskins playoff appearance.