Martin Mayhew: WFT “definitely plan to upgrade” edge rusher depth

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The Washington Football Team is well stocked at the top of their edge rusher depth chart, but they may still have some moves to make on the lower rungs.

General Manager Martin Mayhew drafted William Bradley-King and Shaka Toney in the seventh round, but said after the draft was over that the team is still in the market for players to slot in behind Chase Young and Montez Sweat.

“There will be guys who are released and we’ll keep an eye out for guys on the streets,” Mayhew said, via Ethan Cadeaux of NBCSportsWashington.com. “We’ll probably have some try-out guys during our mini camps. We definitely plan to upgrade that position through the offseason.”

Mayhew said the team “struggled” drawing interest in free agency because playing with Young and Sweat leaves less room to shine than other opportunities. One answer could be a reunion with a player used to playing with the starting duo. Ryan Kerrigan remains a free agent after 10 years with the team.

6 responses to “Martin Mayhew: WFT “definitely plan to upgrade” edge rusher depth

  1. I say no to Kerrigan, good guy, but if you look at his tape he doesn’t have any moves nor speed, most big plays happen when he’s in the game and are usually because he’s gotten pushed by the QB and with no speed to recover.

  2. Given that Washington still has cap space, they would be a logical fit for Justin Houston. They could give him a 1 year deal that doesn’t commit anything past 2021 but also give him that 8-10 mil average he’s likely looking for. It allows Houston to preserve himself as a pass rush specialist to give Sweat and Chase Young a breather. Also would be a tremendous veteran leader who could work with the young bucks on pass rush moves. Watching Chase Young he’s already dominant purely based on his physical gifts but he doesn’t yet have a reliable repertoire of pass rush moves. Houston spending some time working with Chase, if Chase can develop some consistent pass rush moves we are talking about a perennial DPOY candidate. Quite frankly the same applies to Montez Sweat.

  3. Martin Mayhew, the Matt Millen protégé;

    oh, i am really gonna hang on everything he says;

  4. I say sign him agree good for 15-20 snaps a game but I believe he’s worth more than 2 mil a year…something like 3 with incentives…he’s only 1 play away from starting…and we could do worse the having kerrigan starting.

  5. Hope they can bring back Kerrigan. As Chase said, ‘He’s a Dude’. Can’t have enough guys like that on The Football Team.

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