On the eve of training camp, the Redskins announced Wednesday that the team has signed a multi-year deal with outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, Liz Clarke and Mike Jones of the Washington Post report.
The new contract, according to a person with knowledge of the terms, extends Kerrigan another five years and will make him the NFL’s third-highest paid linebacker, behind Kansas City’s Justin Houston and Clay Matthews of Green Bay.
Kerrigan is scheduled to earn just over $7 million this season, per the fifth-year option the Redskins picked up in May 2014. His new five-year deal is worth $57.5 million, of which $24.28 million is guaranteed.
“To get to a moment like this where you get a chance to play out the rest of your NFL career with the team that drafted you, the team that you love, the city that you love, it hasn’t really hit me yet, but it’s an awesome feeling,” Kerrigan told the Redskins’ website. “Now it’s my job to go reward the Redskins for the faith they put in me by playing well this year, and for the rest of my career.”