Sunday will be a first for Ryan Kerrigan.
As noted earlier on Friday, Kerrigan has started every game that Washington has played since he joined the team as a 2011 first-round pick. That streak of 139 regular season games and two playoff contests will come to an end this weekend.
Kerrigan has a concussion and head coach Bill Callahan said on Friday that he has been ruled out of the team’s game against the Panthers as a result. The edge rusher has 24 tackles, 4.5 sacks and a forced fumble this season.
Kerrigan is signed for next season with a base salary of $11.5 million and per game roster bonuses totaling $250,000. None of that money is guaranteed.
Wide receiver Paul Richardson has also been ruled out for Sunday. He has a hamstring injury and has 28 catches for 245 yards and a touchdown this season.