Welcome back Joey!
Update: Slye signs new deal
The #Commanders and K Joey Slye agreed to terms on a 2-year deal worth up to nearly $5M with $2M in guarantees, source said. One of the top kickers, Slye made 92% of his kicks last year & excelled on kickoffs. Now locked in on a deal done by Glenn Schwartzman of @ManagementShark.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 11, 2022
The Washington Commanders had some kicker controversy last season after they released long-time kicker Dustin Hopkins. He was replaced by Chris Blewitt who shockingly lived up to his last name. This mistake was corrected with Blewitt’s release and the signing of former Panthers kicker Joey Slye. He brought a strong leg and consistency to the position. His only missed kick of the season, also ended up being the one that injured him. An extra point was blocked and the Seahawks returned it for 2 points. Slye chased the defender down and injured his hamstring. He was placed on injured reserve and missed 3 games.
The Washington Football Team needed a replacement after Slye went to IR mid-season, so they signed Brian Johnson. He was effective in relief of Slye, and, earlier this week, was tendered as an ERFA. Washington will have Johnson as a backup option as they try to work out a long-term deal with Slye that will lower his $2.4 million cap hit from the RFA tender.
The Washington Commanders submitted a right-of-first-refusal qualifying offer to K Joey Slye, source confirmed.— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) March 16, 2022
The tender is worth $2.433M for one year.