Apparently Scot McCloughan’s first order of business was to re-build the Redskins previously unremarkable defensive front. The new General Manager made his third substantial move at the position on Thursday – perhaps his most substantial one.
Washington signed defensive tackle Terrance Knighton to a (reported) one year, $4 million contract on Thursday.Read More
It didn’t take Scot McCloughan long to establish that he’s going to be making some changes around these parts. After signing Ricky Jean-Francois early yesterday, he also cut veterans Stephen Bowen and Barry Cofield.
The two defensive linemen shared some commonalities – they both came to the Redskins four years ago – they both only played in eight games last year – and both were projected cap casualties with high bills of service for the upcoming season.Read More
The new Redskins General Manager Scot McCloughan wasted little time in getting active in free agency, by signing former Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman Ricky Jean-Francois. The deal is reportedly a 3 year deal worth $9 million with $4 million guaranteed; but could be worth as much as $11.25 million with incentives, according to his agent Drew Rosenhaus.
Ricky Jean-Francois just signed a 3-year deal with the Redskins, per @RosenhausSports. Worth $9M with $4M guaranteed. Total value is $11.25M
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 26, 2015
Francois was released by the Colts on Monday, and the Redskins, 49ers, and Seahawks were rumoured to be interested. The 49ers actually drafted him originally, but it was McCloughan who was the GM in San Francisco at the time. It was actually the last draft selection he made there.Read More