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Need to Know: Five Redskins cap bargains

Need to Know: Five Redskins cap bargains

Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, January 15, 113 days from the NFL Draft.

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We’re looking at the Redskins’ salary cap all week long here on Real Redskins. Here’s a look at five of the Redskins’ best cap values in 2014:

1. QB Robert Griffin III (2014 cap $5.76 million)—No, that’s not cheap and Griffin didn’t have a great year in 2013 but when you look at teams around the league who are juggling their caps to make room for monster charges for middling QB’s you realize that this is a good deal. If he even gets halfway back to his 2012 form he’ll be one of the best bargains in all of football.

2. RB Alfred Morris ($600,775)—His production over the last two years has been better than that of Arian Foster ($8.5 million) and Frank Gore ($6.45 million).

3. CB David Amerson ($875,205)—He’s not a star by any stretch but if he starts and lives up to some of his potential he represent a great deal for the Redskins

4. LB Ryan Kerrigan ($2.77 million)—Great pass rushers like Clay Matthews ($11.1 million) are very expensive and even so-so rushers like Paul Kruger ($8.1 million) are at a premium. The Redskins are very happy to have Kerrigan at the price they have him.

5. TE Jordan Reed ($642,278)—Some team is going to fork over about $10 million per year for the services of Jimmy Graham. He is likely to put up better numbers than Reed but the difference between the stats of the two won’t make up for the difference in the price.

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Timeline

—Redskins tight end Fred Davis was born on this date in 1986.

—It’s been 17 days since the Redskins played a game; it will be about 235 days until they play another one.

—Days until: NFL Combine 35; NFL free agency 55; Offseason workouts start 82

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RGIII reportedly earns tryout with Los Angeles Chargers

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RGIII reportedly earns tryout with Los Angeles Chargers

Robert Griffin III's career resurgence in Cleveland ended following a lackluster 2016 season in which injuries sidelined him for all buy five games.

The Former 2012 Rookie of the Year finished the season 87-of-147 for 886 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions before being released by the team in March.

But the Redskins' former No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft is not giving up on his goal.

RGIII will reportedly work out for the Los Angeles Chargers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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Griffin III has spent the offseason working out with former Browns coordinator Pep Hamilton. According to Ian Rapoport, who spoke with Hamilton, RGIII is in very good health and is throwing the ball very well.

The Chargers' quarterback situation is as clear as any on the NFL. Phillip Rivers is the starting quarterback. He has been the Chargers' starting quarterback since 2006, and will be the team's starting quarterback until he retires or is traded. And despite Rivers starting every regular-season game for each of the last 11 seasons, the Chargers have no real plan at backup. There's career backup Kellen Clemens and rookies Mike Bercovici (Arizona State) and Eli Jenkins (Jacksonville State). That's it. 

Even if he remains injury riddled, RGIII does that have the tools to bat out backups Clemens, Bercovici and Jenkins.

But for now, it's a step in the right direction for the polarizing former Redskins quarterback.

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Unlucky Day: Cowboys release WR Lucky Whitehead following arrest warrant

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Unlucky Day: Cowboys release WR Lucky Whitehead following arrest warrant

Monday was an unlucky day for Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead.

What started with a warrant for his arrest ended with him being released by the Cowboys.

Back on June 22, Whitehead was arrested on charges of petit larceny in Woodbridge The former Osbourn High School (Va.) and Florida Atlantic wide receiver was popped for shoplifting under $200 of merchandise at a local Wawa convenience store.

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An arraignment was scheduled for July 6. Court records indicate that Whitehead did not show up to court, and on Monday, July 24, a warrant for his arrest was issued, the Prince William County police Department confirmed. On Monday afternoon, Whitehead was informed that he was being released, according to Ian Rapoport.

Whitehead told the Dallas Morning News on Monday that he wasn't even aware that he was wanted in court. 

Whitehead's agent also claimed that the wide receiver wasn't in Virginia at the time of the arrest.

This all comes less than a week after Whitehead's pet dog was kidnapped and held for ransom. Whitehead got the dog back 24 hours later.

The Bealton, Va. native appeared in 15 games last season, hauling in three catches for 48 yards. He also carried the ball 10 times for 82 yards. Whitehead's biggest contribution came in the return game, where he returned 25 punts for 195 yards and 17 kickoffs for 394 yards.

Whitehead signed a 3-year, $1.5 million deal with the Cowboys in 2015 after going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft.