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Press release: Redskins re-sign Perry Riley

Mar 11, 2014, 11:11 AM EST

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LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have re-signed linebacker Perry Riley. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Riley (6-0, 238) was originally selected by the Redskins in the fourth round (103rd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. For his career, he has appeared in 56 regular season games with 40 starts, compiling 405 tackles (232 solo), 21 passes defensed, 7.5 sacks, three fumble recoveries, one interception and one forced fumble.

In 2013, Riley led the Redskins with 153 tackles, becoming the first player on the team to surpass London Fletcher in tackles since he joined the team in 2007. In his first full season as a starter in 2012, Riley posted career highs in tackles (167) and sacks (3.5).

Riley, 25, played collegiately at Louisiana State from 2006-09, recording 185 tackles, 13 tackles for a loss, two sacks, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries.

Riley was born on May 3, 1988, and attended Stephenson H.S. in Ellenwood, Ga.

  1. kenlinkins - Mar 11, 2014 at 11:27 AM

    Perry Riley 1 Redskins 0, Seems that Mr. Riley called the Redskins buff as they sign him just hours before any other team could. IMO the Redskins found out that there was more than one team interested in Riley’s services and worked the best deal they could. Nothing wrong with that, it is just good business! or maybe the Tilab and Byrd price had climbed pass the point the Redskins would pay and they took the one in the hand vs the noise in the bush. We will know more sometime after 4pm today.

    • Rich Tandler - Mar 11, 2014 at 11:30 AM

      The Redskins got much closer to their price in this deal than Riley’s camp did. He was looking for something in the neighborhood of $7 million per.

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      • hcicron - Mar 11, 2014 at 11:41 AM

        Yes I have to believe that the more likely scenario was Riley’s agent couldn’t drum up enough interest in his client during the “look but don’t touch” window. Glad to have him back and Rich I appreciate all the hard work you do for we skins fans who salivate for fresh news

      • kenlinkins - Mar 11, 2014 at 11:54 AM

        Perry Riley 1 Redskins 1 ? Do you think this signing will effect any of the other ideas the Redskins had in signing Free Agents?

        • kenlinkins - Mar 11, 2014 at 2:11 PM

          Just read the Redskins deal with Riley is 3 years for $13 million, Correction to score board PERRY RILEY 0 REDSKINS 1 (if true). You called it Rich,

  2. colmac69 - Mar 11, 2014 at 12:25 PM

    Gd news….young player going into what should b his prime yrs…with fletcher gone Imo riley will have breakout yr and prove some of doubters wrong…thats haslett got his 4 guys signed up that he wanted to kp…concentrate on upgrading safety position and d- line now

    • kenlinkins - Mar 11, 2014 at 12:36 PM

      Still require another CB, not sure Crawford or Minnifield can handle the slot CB/3rd CB spot. I do see a few guys in the draft that could play both CB and FS, but not sure how much help they could be this year other than Speical teams or Dime package.

      • Rich Tandler - Mar 11, 2014 at 12:39 PM

        Take a deep breath, my many, free agency doesn’t even start for another 3+ hours.

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        • kenlinkins - Mar 11, 2014 at 2:07 PM

          LOL< OK Rich, Your point us well made.

  3. brianjfrost06 - Mar 11, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    In my opinion the strength of the draft is offensive line and wr both look to have good options through the first three rounds. I would like to see Nolan Carrol added to the secondary and possibly Linval Joseph type d lineman for the right price. Also add Joe Mays to sure up pass coverage from the ILB postion. Other than that bring back Doughty,and Barrnett for depth Kehl (if injury is healing correctly) on incentive based contracts. If JD Walton has healed i think a contract for him would be wise and sure up our center for several years plus the familiarity he has with Griffin is a plus. Witht he first two picks we can address offensive line taking possibly Mosses or kouandjio with are second. and Yankey or Richardson with our third all 4 have the potential to be plug and play. That would leave gettis and leribus to duke it out for the remaining guard position based on the likely hood chester and montgomery would be released if we drafted these players. i think Bowen should be restructured or cut. I like the way we are doing our do dillegance and selecting young players that fit our sxheme vs big names to appease us fans. Just cause we have it doesnt mean we need to spend every dime always plan for the future. HTTR!!! i cant wait to see what unfolds!!!!

  4. savagegun - Mar 11, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    The signing of Perry Riley is a big deal for the Redskins. They got Perry at a great price, from what’s reported. I like the move and I think Perry will be a strong player in 2014.

    Now remember when I said “If they have ANY sense they’ll get Darren Sproles”? It looks like the ‘Skins are at least talking to him. This would be a huge win for us.

    It looks like Andre Roberts will be in Burgundy and Gold for 2014 According to reports Roberts has agreed to terms. I like this move, A LOT! I think the upside on this kid is going to pay off dividends for us.

    There’s a huge buzz around Washington and Aqib Talib in talks. I like the guy, I really do, but… What concerns me is his injury problems and his price tag. I like Captain Munnerlyn a lot better.

    We only have about 19.5 Million going into free agency. IMHO I think spreading around the money with solid starters is the best way to approach this free-agent market, not making huge splashes and be cap strapped next season.

    • savagegun - Mar 11, 2014 at 3:29 PM

      Oh yeah and Dallas is sitting at about $600K for a salary cap. To all true ‘Skins fan, I say HTTR, BABY!

    • brianjfrost06 - Mar 11, 2014 at 3:32 PM

      I agree with your approach of qaulity starters in place of big name spalshes we have been burnt repedatly doing that.

      As far as Sproles i say pass dont forget we have Helu and Thompson still on the roster. I understand neither of these players have accomplished what sproles has, but both offer a different dynamic to the offense at a cheaper price. Helu as your homerun hitter on the run and Thompson if coached up could be the back to catch the swing passes and screens.

      The good teams breed quality starters from within the organization and add the key plaeyrs to complete the team through free agency. HTTR!!!

  5. colmac69 - Mar 11, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    Like what skins have done so far…no flashy signing…solid acquisition wide receiver from arizona and right guard from cleveland….santana re- signs for another yr (punt returner?)…fingers crossed stays that way

    • Michael Thomas - Mar 11, 2014 at 6:52 PM

      The questions that now must be answered is the following:
      1. How much is Moss’s one year deal?
      2. How many players will be cut from the offensive line?
      3. Will the offensive line be filled with current, free agent, or drafted personnel?
      4. Can the deals for Michael Johnson and Michael Bennett help lower the asking price of Orakpo?
      5. If so, how much more cap space could we get, and carry into next year for future contracts?
      6. How are the contracts structured for this and future years?

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