Welcome J.D. to the squad‼️ pic.twitter.com/GygMmp3MKK— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) March 26, 2020
Update: Contract details
The salary cap hit for two new Redskins, per ESPN's Roster Management System: Running back J.D. McKissic will count $1.6 million vs. the cap in 2020 and $1.65 million in '21. He only received $1 million in guaranteed money so there isn't a big... https://t.co/aU4vyWW6Xw— John Keim (@john_keim) March 19, 2020
J.D. McKissic (Washington) two years, $3.25M, $1M signing bonus, salaries $950K $1M; annual up to $150K per game active roster bonuses— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 19, 2020
The Redskins have reportedly signed former Detroit Lions RB J.D. McKissic to a 2-year deal. This seals the fate of Chris Thompson who was always expected to leave in free agency this year. McKissic was a restricted free agent, but the Lions chose not to tender him.
He entered the league as an undrafted free agent signing out of Arkansas State in 2016. He was with the Atlanta Falcons for preseason, but didn't survive final cuts. He was picked up by the Seattle Seahawks, and spent 3 years there. He had his most productive season last year with the Lions. McKissic started 3 games and had 38 rushes for 205 yards. He also had 34 receptions for 233 yards and a touchdown.
McKissic joins returning starter Adrian Peterson in the backfield this year. The Redskins also have two RBs returning from knee surgeries this year(Derrius Guice and Bryce Love)
Redskins depth and pass-catcher. The Chris Thompson role, basically. https://t.co/ooVuOmUjf1— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) March 19, 2020
FWIW: I think we all knew RB Chris Thompson would be elsewhere this season. He knew. Signing McKissic seals it (tho decision was made a while ago). Skins loved the guy. Durability became the issue. Was fun to watch. Improved every year. Legit pro.— John Keim (@john_keim) March 19, 2020