Redskins sign a second RFA to three-year deal

AP

Yeah, this new world order of free agency is going to take a little getting used to.

The Redskins appear to be making fiscally responsible moves rather than big, flashy ones.

Forced into a tricky spot by the salary cap penalties imposed by the league, the Redskins have to work every nickel to its maximum effect.

So as they did this morning with restricted free agent tight end Logan Paulsen, the Redskins have reached a three-year contract with pending RFA fullback Darrel Young, according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post. Jones said Young’s deal is worth up to $6.2 million including incentives, which means it isn’t really worth that much.

Tendering RFAs leaves a lump on the salary cap of at least $1.3 million for guys who are often backups or role players. But by writing longer deals, the Redskins can drop the initial hit to something lower than that.

It’s the kind of accounting they never seemed concerned about in the past, but something they have to be aware of now.

15 responses to “Redskins sign a second RFA to three-year deal

  1. I love how they are making an effort to keep guys like this. Paulsen and Young may not be household names but they are solid hard working players.

  2. Every time I hear about the Redskins signing someone who can contribute, I imagine John Mara on his hotline to The Great Roger Goodell Himself Live And In Person–“I TOLD you I wanted the Redskins to not be able to sign ANYONE. If you won’t make that happen, Kraft and I will find someone who will!”

  3. This is what happens when smart people are making football decisions. Paulsen and Young are not pro bowlers but are vital to the core of the team. Vital pieces of the running game. Good moves by the Skins. HTTR.

  4. Uh oh…looks like somebody learned how to be financially responsible. Good work BA

  5. Now logicalvoice that may have been the dumbest post of ALL TIME. Joe cool was one of the greatest of all time
    8× Pro Bowl selection (1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1993)
    6× All-Pro selection (1981, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1989, 1990)
    4× Super Bowl Champion (XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXIV)
    3× Super Bowl MVP (XVI, XIX, XXIV)
    2× AP NFL MVP (1989, 1990)

    RG3 needs a lot of wet dreams to reach that level

  6. Glad to see DY and the Lumberjack escaped the $18 million penalty. Unfortunately I think D Hall and Santana Clause are gonna get released in the coming days. Sure would miss Santana! Hope hes willing to take a pay cut, restructure and stay for another year or two. As for DHall…. good luck DHall.

  7. 2012 redskins season was a fluke 2013 season will end up like this third place behind the giants and the cowboys

    Because the Cowboys are a stellar franchise. Quit suckin off the Boys and livin with ESPN and how good they are going to be this/next/every yeAr. How’s that worked out the last 15 years.

  8. jerryyouradisgrace says:
    Mar 9, 2013 4:38 PM
    Now logicalvoice that may have been the dumbest post of ALL TIME. Joe cool was one of the greatest of all time
    8× Pro Bowl selection (1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1993)
    6× All-Pro selection (1981, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1989, 1990)
    4× Super Bowl Champion (XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXIV)
    3× Super Bowl MVP (XVI, XIX, XXIV)
    2× AP NFL MVP (1989, 1990)

    RG3 needs a lot of wet dreams to reach that level

     Not defending logical but I don’t see an. AP Offensive ROY on Joes resume? Seems RGIIIs wet dream has started off at a faster pace than Joe to this point in both careers.
    In seriousness it’s apples and oranges. Different style QBs different style LEAUGUE at this point.

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