So they picked up Ryan Kerrigan's fifth-year option Friday. Yes, it's another expensive contract (about $7.3 million) and you can debate if he belongs in a certain category. But if he hit the open market after 2014, he would probably command something in the $7-million-a-year range. It's not a major stretch for Washington to pay him this much money, and for one year it won't hurt.
College production: Led the Pac-12 in tackles and interceptions this past season. All-American this past season after intercepting six passes (he had 15 for his career). Four-year starter; never missed a game. Also was a three-time captain.
As expected, the Redskins picked up their fifth-year option on linebacker Ryan Kerrigan on Friday. In the small picture, that means that he is under contract for the 2015 season for $7.038 million. But what does it mean in the big picture?
When looking at who the Redskins might draft it's hard not to think back to March and their big effort to sign Donald Penn to play right tackle. If they were delighted with the play of Tyler Polumbus there they would not have made that push. Penn ended up signing with the Raiders but it is doubtful that the organization has stopped looking at alternatives. If Gruden and Bruce Allen believe that Bitonio can be a plug and play starter they should give him serious consideration.