That means the Redskins need to pony up the cash now because as each day passes, the team is approaching an ugly set of options. Scherff and his representatives might continue to negotiate during the season, but it doesn’t make a lot of sense. Once free agency becomes in view, players tend to wait for it. Just ask Kirk Cousins.
In the last four seasons, the Redskins have not won more than nine games, but they also haven’t lost more than nine. Hovering right around .500, they’ve always been around league average.
“It’s not like he’s been rushed out there to play. He has some time to develop,” Vick said. “That’s the most important thing for him right now.”
Soon after going undrafted, Parham signed with the Detroit Lions in May. The Lions released him, though, and he found a spot with the Redskins in June after rookie minicamp. The Lakeland, Florida, native is the tallest player on the roster, standing 6-foot-8. During his senior season at Stetson University, Parham finished with 85 receptions for 1,319 yards and 13 touchdowns.
“He came in here for a couple days. He picked up the system quickly,” Gruden said during minicamp. “He’s running around. He’s playing fast, smart. You know he’s a physical player, we can’t tell that without pads on, but that’s his MO as a player. I’ve been impressed with him.”