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Redskins make Perry Riley’s return official

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Reports on Monday had linebacker Perry Riley agreeing to a contract that would keep him in Washington.

The Redskins made it official on Tuesday, announcing that Riley has re-signed with the team. The team offered no details about the terms of the deal, but Dianna Russini of NBC News 4 in Washington, D.C., who reported Riley’s return, reports that it is a three-year deal worth $13 million.

Riley has started every game for the Redskins over the last two seasons and 40 straight overall, all of them alongside London Fletcher. With Fletcher almost certainly retired, the team will have to find the right partner for Riley going forward. Riley’s on the small side for an inside linebacker, so it wouldn’t hurt for the team to pair him with a bigger player who does strong work against the run.

The Redskins used their franchise tag on linebacker Brian Orakpo, so they’ve now assured the return of two defensive starters to a unit that has a lot of room for improvement over last season’s efforts.

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7 Responses to “Redskins make Perry Riley’s return official”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 11, 2014 10:56 AM

    The Redskins are the NFC Representative in the Superbowl this season. Lock. The only question is who’s coming out of the AFC to lose in the Superbowl. #HTTR

  2. dlr4skins says: Mar 11, 2014 10:58 AM

    What signing our own? Now that’s a novel idea.

  3. rgiii2dc says: Mar 11, 2014 11:04 AM

    Probably what he deserves in terms of monetary value. I think it was a good move for both parties. Doubt the interest would have been high for other teams and the ‘Skins can’t afford to lose another ILB. Consistency is a big part of football.

  4. wwrgesusd says: Mar 11, 2014 11:46 AM

    Bring on Beason and we are set in the Middle! HTTR!

  5. jsa5205mvp says: Mar 11, 2014 4:07 PM

    Cool glad he’s back.. Good signing with Roberts and Santana just signed a one year deal to stay!

  6. jsa5205mvp says: Mar 11, 2014 4:07 PM

    Cool glad he’s back.. Good signing with Roberts and Santana just signed a one year deal to stay!

  7. rg3andthensome says: Mar 11, 2014 10:46 PM

    Hail Perry!

    BEAST

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