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Need to Know: The five highest paid Redskins in 2016

Need to Know: The five highest paid Redskins in 2016

Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, January 16, 54 days before the start of NFL free agency.

The five highest-paid Redskins in 2016

Ranked by their 2016 salary cap numbers:

QB Robert Griffin III, $16,155,000Griffin is unlikely to see any of this money. It is not guaranteed assuming that he has passed an exit physical after the last game and he likely will be cut somewhere between the day after the Super Bowl and the start of free agency on March 9.

OT Trent Williams, $10,668,750—This is the first full year of Williams’ contract extension. Most of the pay comes from his fully guaranteed $6,750,0,700 salary and $3,700,000 as the prorated portion of his signing bonus.

WR Pierre Garçon, $10,200,000—This is the last year of his contract and it concludes a $250,000 roster bonus and a $150,000 workout bonus.

WR DeSean Jackson, $9,250,000—This season is also the last one of Jackson's deal. His compensation includes $3,750,000 in per-game roster bonuses ($234,375 each game). Unlike similar bonuses he had in the first two years of this contract they are not guaranteed if he is not on the 53-man roster.

CB Chris Culliver, $9,250,000—Culliver’s $8 million is the highest on the team next to Griffin’s and Culliver’s was fully guaranteed. However, according to a report in the Washington Times, Culliver's one-game suspension stemming from an incident when he was with the 49ers in 2014 negated that guarantee.

Timeline

—The Redskins last played a game six days ago. It will be about 239 days until they play another one.

Days until: NFL Combine 39; NFL free agency starts 54; 2016 NFL draft 103

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Report: Kevin O’Connell to be hired as Redskins QB coach, possibly signaling future moves

Report: Kevin O’Connell to be hired as Redskins QB coach, possibly signaling future moves

The Redskins are reported to have a new quarterbacks coach. Normally that is not news that moves the needle much but if the report proves to be accurate the move has some big implications for the Redskins coaching staff. 

First, about the coach. Kevin O’Connell was most recently an offensive assistant with the 49ers. Prior to that he was a quarterback who spent time with the Patriots, who drafted him out of San Diego State in the third round in 2008, Lions, Jets, Dolphins, and Chargers. He only saw the field the Patriots and he attempted just six passes. His addition as the Redskins’ quarterbacks coach was reported by Fox Sports.

Related: Redskins offensive coordinator resume: Matt Cavanaugh

The thing is, the Redskins don’t officially have an opening for a quarterbacks coach. The job is held by Matt Cavanaugh. However, the Redskins do need an offensive coordinator since Sean McVay left last week to become the head coach of the Rams. Moving Cavanaugh, who played quarterback in the NFL for 13 seasons before starting a 23-year career in coaching, to offensive coordinator, seems to be the logical move to make to many. 

If O’Connell’s addition to the staff does indeed become a reality, that would all but confirm that Cavanaugh is getting the promotion. Nothing is official until it’s official but this seems to be the way things are heading. 

Stay tuned to CSNmidatlantic.com for the latest. 

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Report: Redskins RB Rob Kelley undergoes knee procedure

Report: Redskins RB Rob Kelley undergoes knee procedure

According to a report from Ben Standig of Breaking Burgundy, Redskins running back Rob Kelley has undergone a knee procedure already this off-season.

Kelley has reportedly already resumed walking following the minor procedure.

The injury, which occured in a Week 16 matchup against Chicago, is not expected to impact Kelley into the 2017 season.

Kelley came out of nowhere an impressed in the pre-season and took over the starting job from Matt Jones in Week 9.

Stay tuned for more updates on Kelley.

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