As free agency approaches, the Redskins are focused on bringing back their own guys. Per Joel Corry, the Redskins re-signed tight end Logan Paulsen to a three-year contract.
TE Logan Paulsen is signing a three-year deal to remain with the Washington Redskins.— Joel Corry (@corryjoel) March 9, 2013
Interestingly, the Redskins have made the contract voidable after two years, just like they did with contracts of free agents like Josh Morgan last year.
Logan Paulsen's 3-year deal is worth a max of $7M w/incentives & escalators. His signing bonus is $1.1M. The 3rd yr voids based on playtime.— Joel Corry (@corryjoel) March 9, 2013
The Washington Times' Rich Campbell tweeted these two nugget as well.
Judging from terms @corryjoel reported, Logan Paulsen gave Redskins a small hometown discount. Shanahan regime/RG3 have guys wanting to stay— Rich Campbell (@Rich_Campbell) March 9, 2013
TE Logan Paulsen on his role with Redskins: "They said they want to bring Fred [Davis] back. Their goal is to have him be the starter."— Rich Campbell (@Rich_Campbell) March 9, 2013
Along with Paulsen, the Redskins have also managed to re-sign fullback Darrel Young, which I couldn't be happier about. Mike Jones of the Washington Post tweeted Young's contract details.
FB Darrel young re-signing to three year deal worth $6.2 million including incentives source says. #redskins— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) March 9, 2013
Meanwhile, rumors are circulating on twitter that the Redskins are working hard on deals to bring back both Rob Jackson and Lorenzo Alexander. John Keim of the Washington Examiner reports that Jackson and the Redskins have made a lot of progress but a deal isn't yet complete, while the HTTR24-7.com guys believe a deal with Alexander could be finalized within a couple of hours.
While most other teams are discussing deals with other teams free agents, the Redskins are focused on bringing back their own. While it's far from spectacular, securing these role players on relatively cheap contracts is a huge plus for the Redskins.
We'll be back with news as and when it breaks.