The news comes two days after the Washington Post’s Eric Cox reported that Maryland was willing to include a similar exemptive provision for the Redskins in its sports gambling bill if the team builds its stadium in Prince George’s County. Snyder and the Redskins have been lobbying for such provisions in both states.
Conservatively, to sign both Scherff and Flowers could cost the Redskins $23 million just for 2020 annual salaries, and that’s not taking into account signing bonuses and other contractual incentives or machinations. On the high side, it could cost the Redskins north of $26 million to bring back Scherff and Flowers just for 2020.
New York Jets - The Athletic New York reported that the Jets are interested in Williams, and the team holds a similar bag to Cleveland: one pick each in the first and second round and two third-round picks. The Jets have about $50 million in salary cap space, but perhaps more importantly, have a young quarterback in Sam Darnold and a high-paid running back in LeVeon Bell that didn’t have particularly productive seasons in 2019.
Another byproduct of an unfortunate medical situation was the release of tight end Jordan Reed, who flashed phenomenal talent but was undone by constant injuries. Whether the Redskins go forward with 2019 first-rounder Dwayne Haskins or seek a possible replacement in the draft, their quarterback could use a reliable tight end. During their 3-13 campaign, the Redskins struggled in just about all facets, but they were horrendous at trying to stop the run, allowing 2,339 yards (31st in the NFL) and 4.7 yards per carry (tied for 24th). A run-stuffing defensive tackle should be on the offseason wish list.
Quinton Dunbar, Redskins cornerback: After a strong fifth season with a career-high 613 snaps from scrimmage, Dunbar went public with his desire to get traded or be released. It doesn’t make a lot of sense for the Redskins to entertain trading one of their better young players in a talent-poor secondary, so coach Ron Rivera is more likely to call Dunbar’s bluff here.
And therein lies the problem for evaluators. Although Peoples-Jones dealt with a shaky QB situation, you’d still like to see better numbers than this: 34 receptions, 438 yards, and 6 touchdowns. For his career, he had 103 receptions for 1,327 yards and 14 TDs.