Were long considered the front runners for him. Redskins never made a push to keep him. knew back in summer time he'd likely leave, seeing where market was headed. Now must replace: Draft? Also have Ryan Anderson; violent edge setter. https://t.co/Y4jOcMNn5S— John Keim (@john_keim) March 12, 2019
Preston Smith will reportedly get a 4 year deal worth $52 million. He only gets $16 million fully guaranteed at signing.
The #Packers are signing LB Preston Smith to a 4-year deal worth a base value of $52M, source said. He gets $16M to sign. He gets $27.5M over the first two years.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2019
The Redskins will be in the market for an OLB this offseason, and will likely look to this year's draft. Free agent edge rushers get paid, and the Redskins need more homegrown talent and speed at the position. Ryan Kerrigan continues to play at a Pro Bowl level, but Ryan Anderson has yet to really step up as a pass rusher. Washington has been turning to cheap free agents to fill in the rest at OLB.