Update: Kyle Allen has signed his tender
Two items: QB Kyle Allen has signed his tender; was an exclusive rights free agent. CB Danny Johnson is expected to re-sign -- should be 100 percent complete later today or tomorrow, per sources. Believe it's done; but contract just needs to be signed... Adds special teams value.— John Keim (@john_keim) March 18, 2021
We have tendered QB Kyle Allen as an exclusive rights free agent. pic.twitter.com/qSPLLTVETJ— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) March 10, 2021
Ron Rivera said he expected Kyle Allen to be back with the team for training camp when he spoke with the media for today's presser. The team made it official by tendering Allen, who was an Exclusive Rights Free Agent this year. The QB returns on a 1-year, $850,000 deal.
Washington traded a 5th round pick to the Carolina Panthers to acquire Kyle Allen. They planned to use him as a long-term backup behind starter Dwayne Haskins Jr. That plan changed when Haskins was benched after the 4th game. Allen became the new starter, and held that spot until he fractured his ankle. He started 4 games, but only finished two due to injury. He was replaced by NFL Comeback Player of the Year Alex Smith who had a 5-1 record as a starter.
Smith was released last week and Washington has been very active in the the trade market for a quarterback this offseason. Taylor Heinicke was re-signed last month on a 2-year deal worth up to $8.75 million if he hits all of the incentives included. Allen and Heinicke will likely compete for the starting position along with whichever QB the team adds in free agency or the draft.
Sims signed his tender:
Cam Sims has signed his tender. pic.twitter.com/Qb6KmhY79t— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) March 24, 2021
We have tendered restricted free agent Cam Sims.— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) March 16, 2021
In other free agency news, Washington also tendered WR Cam Sims who was a restricted free agent. John Keim did not report details of the tender, but it is likely for the lowest level. Sims was signed as an undrafted free agent, so he will likely be brought back on a 1-year, $2.1 million deal.