The Washington Redskins picked up Ryan Kerrigan's 5th year option this past week, ensuring that their 2011 first round pick will be under team control through at least 2015. Now this was a no brainer decision for the Redskins, as Kerrigan has been pretty productive in his three seasons in DC, and the 5th year option carries a price tag of about $7 million dollars, which is likely less than what he'd cost on the open market. The Redskins though shouldn't just stop there with the 5th year option, and should instead look to extend him long term.
A little of this and a lot of that in the first Redskins mailbag this week: Kirk Cousins trade talk, who would make a good coach someday, Robert Griffin III's passing mechanics and some defensive talk. Enjoy.
An update on tight end Jordan Reed, more talk about Kirk Cousins and whether he'll be traded, more offensive line play and, yes, a little bit of Robert Griffin III. All in Part 2 of the Redskins mailbag. Enjoy.
Here's what McShay said of Borland: "He wouldn't be a bad choice at all. I picture him more as a middle linebacker being protected. He can do a lot of the same things inside in a 3-4 scheme. After [C.J.] Mosley and Borland, there's a real drop-off at that inside linebacker position. You get down to the fourth round probably before you'd feel good about an inside linebacker."