Mar 232014
 

Perry Riley, a 2010 4th round pick, has been starting for the Redskins at middle linebacker for about 2 ½ years, since the middle of the 2011 season. He was about an average starter in both 2011 and 2012, for the first 1 ½ year and a half of his career, but he struggled mightily in his contract year last year, grading out as Pro Football Focus’ 46th ranked middle linebacker out of 55 eligible. Given that, the Redskins are overpaying him giving him 13 million over 3 years (with his first year’s salary of 6 million guaranteed). That being said, the Redskins’ dire need at middle linebacker and his previous history as an average starter make this a little bit better of a deal.

Grade: C+

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