ASHBURN, Va. — The Washington Soccer Staff information is up to date by the minute, together with our WFT 2021 NFL Free Company Tracker to present you all of the information popping out of FedEx Area …
JUNE 7: 2 NEW LINEMEN Washington has signed a pair of what we have been characterised as “veteran long-shot lineman” in defensive sort out Gabe Wright and offensive lineman Najee Toran.
Wright final performed in an NFL recreation in 2018. He’s been within the XFL and on the Jaguars apply squad.
Toran signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2018. He was as soon as on their lively roster, spent 2019 season on the Patriots apply squad and COVID-opted out of enjoying in 2020.
MAY 21: CHRISTIAN CLAIMED BY TEXANS: Former Washington offensive sort out Geron Christian was claimed by the Houston Texans on Friday, based on NFL reporter Aaron Wilson. Christian was launched by WFT earlier this week together with Professional Bowl proper sort out Morgan Moses.
Drafted out of Louisville in 2018, Christian performed three seasons at each sort out positions. He performed in 24 whole video games, beginning in eight. Just lately, he began in six video games throughout the 2020 season at left sort out earlier than being changed by Cornelius Lucas.
With the additions of Samuel Cosmi and former Chicago Bears left sort out Charles Leno Jr., Christian’s time in D.C. appeared up. Now, he’ll look to proceed his profession as a member of the AFC South franchise.
MAY 17: KERRIGAN CONCLUDES TIME IN D.C., HEADS TO PHILLY: With the goodbye put up coming Monday morning, it now turned the query to the place veteran Ryan Kerrigan could be signing. Earlier than the afternoon, WFT followers had their reply.
Kerrigan and the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a deal based on ESPN’s Adam Schefter and later confirmed by Kerrigan’s Instagram. The small print on the contract have but to be introduced as of this time.
Kerrigan, 32, spent a decade with the Washington Soccer Staff since being drafted out of Purdue. He earned 4 Professional Bowls and 95.5 sacks alongside the best way whereas changing into a face of the group.
In his goodbye put up, Kerrigan advised the followers that he would not quickly overlook the reminiscences he held with the staff for the final decade.
“I will by no means have the ability to sum up what these previous 10 years have meant to me in an Instagram put up, however what I can say is that they’ve been a number of the better of my life,” Kerrigan wrote. “I hope you had as a lot enjoyable watching me as I did enjoying for you. Thanks, Washington, for all the pieces.”
Kerrigan’s 95.5 profession sacks are essentially the most in franchise historical past, passing Dexter Manley’s 91 throughout the 2020 season. He completed final 12 months with only one begin and 5.5 sacks on the season.
MAY 14: MCCAIN MAKES IT OFFICIAL WITH WFT: Former Miami Dolphins security Bobby McCain has agreed to a one-year cope with Washington. The information was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter and later confirmed by McCain’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus.
McCain spent the final two seasons as a staff captain for the Dolphins below Mind Flores. Throughout that very same time, Miami requested him to transition from a nickel cornerback to a free security. Over that span, McCain appeared higher in protection, recording 46 mixed tackles, 5 passes defensed, and one interception in 2020.
The free security function has been certainly one of want for WFT regardless of the addition of Cincinnati’s Darrick Forrest. For Ron Rivera, including a protection defender with nice closing velocity solely solidifies a top-three protection coming into the 2021 season.
MAY 13: COVID-19 ENDS THE TRYOUT: In keeping with NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport, WFT is not going to have tryout gamers at its rookie camp this weekend as a consequence of COVID-19. A optimistic take a look at returned amongst one of many 5 gamers within the tryout group. Washington now is not going to have any of these gamers on the minicamp.
MAY 12: LENO LANDS IN D.C.: The left sort out place has been certainly one of want for the Washington Soccer Staff. Though the hope is that second-round decide Samuel Cosmi would be the long-term starter, WFT discovered the short-term possibility.
Washington has agreed to a one-year cope with former Chicago Bears sort out Charles Leno Jr. The 29-year-old was launched from the group following a seven 12 months run within the NFC North.
Drafted within the seventh spherical out of Boise State, Leno has been a productive left sort out since coming into the league. He is performed in 102 video games, beginning in 94. In 2018, he was Professional Bowl alternate together with Mitchell Trubisky because of the Bears’ 12-4 season below Matt Nagy.
Leno provides stability and competitors at a place of want for Washington. Going into the season, the battle was between automobiles me and that’s in Cornelius Lucas, who allowed 5 sacks final season. Though he is declined in two seasons, a one-year, $5 million deal may be sufficient to show Leno nonetheless has the chops to be a starter within the NFL.
MAY 10: BAUGH BOWS OUT: WFT has elected to launch tight finish Marcus Baugh Monday one season after signing him. The previous Ohio State participant made one reception for a mere two yards.
Undrafted in 2018, Baugh was on the offseason rosters for each the then-Oakland Raiders and Carolina Panthers in each 2018 and 2019, respectively. Previous to his signing with WFT, he performed one season within the now defunct-Alliance of American Soccer with the San Diego Fleet.
This transfer might be made to unlock a roster spot. Each former Chicago Bears offensive sort out Charles Leno Jr. and former Miami Dolphins security Bobby McCain are anticipated to go to the ability this week.
MAY 7: DOCTSON DONE: Broad receiver Josh Doctson was launched by the Jets on Friday. He opted out of the 2020 season after signing with New York final 12 months with the hope of kick-starting a profession that by no means actually was.
Doctson, 28, was a first-round decide in Washington in 2016. however by no means emerged because the type of participant Washington hoped he could be in three years there. He now hasn’t performed since 2019 and has profession stats of 81 catches and 1,100 yards.
MAY 6: CATCH UP! Get information on all of the latest WFT strikes in free company and extra – together with visits with potential starters at sort out and security – right here!
APRIL 9: WFT MOVES OFF TE PROSPECT One season into his time with the Washington Soccer Staff and Thaddeus Moss’ tenure is finished. WFT introduced Friday they’ve waived the tight finish previous to the NFL Draft.
Moss, who’s the son of Corridor of Fame huge receiver Randy Moss, joined the squad as an undrafted free agent out of LSU. A member of the high-tempo Joe Brady-led offense within the bayou, Moss completed his time with the Tigers recording 47 catches for 570 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Final season, Moss missed a majority of time as a consequence of harm in coaching camp. Washington is predicted to handle the No. 2 function behind Logan Thomas within the upcoming draft on April 29.
APRIL 8: TE FROM WFT TO BIG D The Cowboys are signing former Washington tight finish Jeremy Sprinkle, who will battle for a backup function with Blake Bell having signed in KC. Sprinkle, who performed at Arkansas, was a fifth-round decide and is 6-5, 255. In his 4 seasons he is performed in 59 video games, catching 34 passes for 301 yards.
MARCH 26- WFT ADD CB DEPTH With the addition of William Jackson III, Washington is ready with their lead cornerbacks. Nonetheless, Jackson and Kendall Fuller will want depth behind them with the lack of Fabian Moreau.
Washington has agreed to phrases with former Detroit Lions cornerback Daryl Roberts. The deal is predicted to be for one 12 months. Drafted out of Marshall in 2015, Roberts has frolicked with the New England Patriots, New York Jets and Lions.
For his profession, Roberts has recorded 211 whole tackles, 33 move deflections and 4 interceptions.
MARCH 25 – FORMER TITANS SLOT RECEIVER HUMPHRIES VISITS WFT – AND SIGNS: Adam Humphries had a gathering with Washington, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. … and now ESPN is reporting he is approaching board.
The transfer will present Washington a high quality quartet of receivers to depend on with Humphries within the slot, Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel working each inside and outside, whereas Cam Sims, Antonio Gandy-Golden and the returning Kelvin Harmon will battle it out for further manufacturing.
Humphries, a 5-11 receiver who excels within the slot, signed a four-year, $36 million cope with the Titans in 2019, however his two years in Nashville have been marred by harm points the WFT hopes is now behind the 27-year-old.
MARCH 24: KERRIGAN VISITING THE BENGALS: It has been quiet on the Ryan Kerrigan entrance. The franchise chief in sacks hasn’t generated many headlines till now. He is scheduled to go to the Cincinnati Bengals for a free agent go to, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Community.
As John Keim of ESPN famous final week, the door remains to be open for a return to Washington because it at all times was, if he could not discover a beginning spot elsewhere.
It was thought that the Indianapolis Colts, Inexperienced Bay Packers and Tennessee Titans would have essentially the most curiosity primarily based on earlier teaching connections, however the Bengals get the primary public nod.
In the meantime, the Falcons are signing cornerback Fabian Moreau on a one-year deal. Washington chosen Moreau within the third spherical of the 2017 draft however past serving to on particular groups, he by no means fairly made the specified impression.
MARCH 24: HOLD UP ON RUDOLPH: Former Minnesota Vikings tight finish Kyle Rudolph had agreed to a two-year cope with the New York Giants, however as reported by Mike Garafolo and Artwork Stapleton …the 2 sides have run into a difficulty concerning Rudolph’s foot harm from final 12 months and the medical clearance. The deal is reportedly not useless but.
MARCH 23: 2 RETURNEES The Washington Soccer Staff is bringing again two of its personal guys, special-team helpers Danny Johnson (a cornerback who returns kicks) and Jared Norris (a linebacker).
MARCH 23 – ANOTHER SECOND-ROUND DISAPPOINTMENT LEAVES FOR NYG: Ryan Anderson, a second-round decide in 2017 and one other let down general, was phased out of Washington’s protection of their conversion to a 4-3 has left for the New York Giants.
MARCH 22 – THAT’S ADOREE’ FOR THE GIANTS: New York has landed their second big-fish acquisition within the final three days, signing former Titans nook Adoree’ Jackson to a three-year, $39 million deal, which is a notch down from William Jackson III’s cope with Washington.
Based mostly on experiences, it appears like New York’s Jackson may have the ability to make greater than Washington’s Jackson primarily based on hitting all incentives.
MARCH 22 – D-JAX REUNITES WITH MCVAY IN LA: DeSean Jackson has joined the Los Angeles Rams and head coach Sean McVay. McVay was the offensive coordinator and play caller for Jackson’s tenure right here in Washington and McVay would usually describe Jackson’s best ability as his ball-tracking skill in flight.
MARCH 20 – GIANTS GET GOLLADAY: The New York Giants have struck in a big approach as they’ve come to an settlement with former Lions vertical menace, Kenny Golladay. It is anticipated to be a four-year, $72+ million deal who will give Daniel Jones a deep-ball weapon.
Our WFT response? The Giants have lengthy been shy of a weapon like this. Good factor Washington rebounded from the Darby departure with the signing of William Jackson III. Jackson vs. Golladay will probably be a enjoyable one.
MARCH 20 – COWBOYS GET FORMER FALCONS SAFETY – The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a one-year cope with former Professional Bowl security Keanu Neal, who reunites with Dan Quinn, his former head coach in Atlanta. It is a one-year, $5 million deal.
Our WFT response? Dallas has not often emphasised security play … and Neal may find yourself being a hybrid defender who additionally performs linebacker, so possibly he is not a standard security in any respect. In any occasion that is nonetheless an offense-heavy roster that wants cornerback assist badly.
MARCH 19: THE EAGLES STRIKE! – The Philadelphia Eagles have not been in a position to do a lot however on Friday night, they struck a reported one-year, $5 million cope with free security Anthony Harris, previously of the Minnesota Vikings.
At that value, the WFT absolutely sniffed round … however passing might additionally communicate volumes on how the employees feels about Jeremy Reaves, Kam Curl, Deshazor Everett and certain an early draft decide on the place.
Our response? Additionally price noting concerning the NFC East: The place have been the Dallas Cowboys on this? So obsessive about free brokers Malik Hooker, Damontae Kazee and Keanu Neal that this one slipped by them?
MARCH 19: A RYAN REUNION? Ryan Kerrigan, 32, absolutely had a imaginative and prescient: Say goodbye to Washington – and to being a backup – to discover a new staff and a great contract elsewhere.
That hasn’t occurred but, and we’ll recommend that the longer he sits on the shelf, the extra the door stays ajar … possibly ever so barely … for his return to D.C.
Do each events wait till after the highest “tiers” are gone? Tiers 1, 2, 3 …? Is it an concept that would not be broached till after the WFT has gone by not solely free company but additionally the NFL Draft?
Kerrigan as a situational pass-rusher would, we are saying, nonetheless assist an NFL staff. There’s a probably-slight probability that the staff he may find yourself serving to is identical staff he was planning on leaving.
MARCH 18: WASHINGTON BRINGS IN OL DEPTH: Tyler Larsen, who was with the WFT for about six months within the 2015 offseason and coaching camp is returning to Washington after spending the final 5 seasons with the Carolina Panthers.
MARCH 18: WFT ADDS A LINEBACKER: The Washington Soccer Staff introduced that they’ve signed linebacker David Mayo, final with the New York Giants.
MARCH 17: BREAKING – RIVERA GETS SAMUEL: WR Curtis Samuel is signing a three-year, $34.5 million cope with Washington – and coach Ron Rivera will get his man – and a top-notch receiving mate for Terry McLaurin.
MARCH 17: ROBERT FOSTER SIGNS WITH DOLPHINS: Speedy younger receiver Robert Foster, who was acquired final 12 months after being let go from Buffalo — is heading to the Miami Dolphins, his brokers introduced.
MARCH 17: BYE, NICK “Sadly,” writes 11-year long-snapper Nick Sundberg on Wednesday morning, “Coach knowledgeable me that I’m not within the plans shifting ahead. I perceive it is a enterprise however I’m nonetheless unhappy to shut this lengthy chapter with the Washington soccer staff. I stay up for the following alternative in my profession, wherever that could be. See you on Sundays.”
MARCH 17: LAMAR & SHARPE RE-UPPED The Washington Soccer Staff is re-signing operating again Lamar Miller. Miller, a two-time 1,000-yard rusher within the NFL, was signed by the Washington Soccer Staff as emergency assist final December as Antonio Gibson was coping with harm. Miller by no means made it onto the sphere to shut the 12 months.
Additionally re-upping is backup O-lineman David Sharpe, who was acquired in commerce firstly of final season.
MARCH 16: WFT GOES BIG AT CORNER – William Jackson III has agreed to a three-year, $42 million cope with the Washington Soccer Staff, to interchange Ronald Darby. The previous first spherical decide is 28 years outdated.
Jackson was a stud early in his profession however has been largely good since that time. He is been comparatively wholesome since being injured in his rookie season.
MARCH 15: THE ANSWER IS RYAN FITZPATRICK – Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, Ryan Fitzpatrick, the long-time veteran QB of seven completely different groups, final of Miami, has agreed to a cope with the Washington Soccer Staff. It is a one-year deal price round $10 million.
MARCH 15: KEVIN PIERRE-LOUIS LEAVING – The speedy linebacker, who was Washington’s finest in protection is off to Houston on a two-year deal price about $8 million.
MARCH 15: RONALD DARBY TO DENVER – What we feared in our cornerbacks preview of free company – what would occur if Ronald Darby left Washington…
READ MORE: WFT Cornerbacks UFA Preview
Now, now we have phrase that is not an if …it is taking place. Darby has reported agreed to a three-year deal price round $30 million with the Denver Broncos, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Community.
And now we surprise: Will the WFT name Richard Sherman?
MARCH 15: ANDY AND ALEX FLIP? The Washington Soccer Staff wants an improve from Alex Smith at QB. The Dallas Cowboys may want a substitute for Andy Dalton as their backup QB.
What if every staff gives the answer for the opposite?
We’ve floated the identify of Smith as a man who, if reasonably priced, might be useful to the Cowboys as a backup to Dak Prescott. Smith has an old-timey historical past with Dallas head coach Mike McCarthy: McCarthy was San Francisco’s offensive coordinator when the 49ers drafted Smith in 2005.)..
A supply on Monday reiterated to us Dalton’s quest to as soon as once more be a starter. In the meantime, Smith – who was a $20 million QB in Washington final 12 months – may now not be that.
It is price noting that there are these right here inside The Star who’ve nice respect for Alex Smith … and that Dak is amongst them.
Dalton – for a decade the first-team man in Cincinnati earlier than signing his one-year deal again residence in Texas a season in the past – made simply $3 million in base wage in 2020. He is clearly searching for a greater deal than that, and a rebound to a beginning job within the NFL.
The Cowboys would like to have Dalton merely come again. However his first efforts, as free company opens, is to be first-team.
MARCH 15: IS IT TRU? Might the WFT discover a match with Mitchell Trubisky? That is the best way we see it, early on … Washington Soccer Staff Free Company Purchasing: Positional Preview – QB’s
Our understanding is that Chicago is not in love with the concept of holding him. And once more, the WFT would not appear very obsessed with paying a big bounty for the likes of Deshaun Watson.
MARCH 14: KICKER DECISION He wasn’t good, however he is coming again. Washington Soccer Staff Makes Free Company Kicker Determination – It is Dustin Hopkins once more.
MARCH 14: POSITIONAL PREVIEWS We have got each group lined for you, beginning right here …
Washington Free Company Purchasing: Positional Preview – OT’s
Washington Soccer Free Company : Positional Preview – RB’s
Washington Free Company Purchasing: Positional Preview – Guards/Facilities
Washington Free Company Purchasing: Positional Preview – WRs
Washington Soccer Staff Free Company Purchasing: Positional – TE’s
MARCH 13: SPEAKING OF TIGHT END We’ve a reputation as a helper … Washington ‘Not Determined’ Assist On Offense? Goal Rams’ Everett
MARCH 12: THE TAGGED GUY Scherff Indicators …His Tag … which suggests there’s extra negotiating to be achieved. However it’s a begin.
MARCH 11: BRISSETT A SMART MOVE? Jacoby Brissett? We make a great argument for him because the WFT’s subsequent QB right here: Colts QB Jacoby Brissett A Washington Soccer Staff Match
MARCH 11: START WITH SAMUEL We hold coming again to this outdated pal Panthers receiver … NFL Free Company: WR Curtis Samuel Ought to Be Washington High Goal