Quick Links

Need to Know: The Redskins' five biggest weekly paychecks

Need to Know: The Redskins' five biggest weekly paychecks

Here is what you need to know on this Friday, March 28, 10 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts.

Nickel coverage

Yesterday I tweeted out what Brian Orakpo’s weekly paycheck will look like now that he has signed his franchise tender. That drew some interest so let’s take a look at the top five weekly paychecks the Redskins will be cutting each week.

1. Orakpo ($673,823 gross per week)—Salary is $11.455 million and it all became fully guaranteed once he signed his tender.

2. Trent Williams ($426,470)—He was the fourth pick in the last draft class prior to the current rookie pay system, and that means he got paid well from Day 1. Williams will be entering the fifth season of a six-year contract. The deal also calls for him to get a $1.75 million roster bonus that he will get in a lump sum at some point prior to the season.

3. Pierre Garçon ($417,647)—His contract also calls for a roster bonus but his is only (only?) $250,000.

4. Barry Cofield ($267,647)—Cofield’s contract contains a roster bonus, this one is for $300,000. He’ll also pick up an extra $150,000 if he shows up for a predetermined percentage of offseason workouts.

5. Stephen Bowen ($258,823)—Yes, there are questions about how much of this Bowen will actually see, if any, as he tries to come back from microfracture surgery. But, as of now, his 2014 salary remains the 5th-highest on the team.

Like Real Redskins on Facebook!

Timeline

—It’s been 89 days since the Redskins played a game; it will be about 163 days until they play another one.

Days until: Offseason workouts start 10; NFL Draft 41; Training camp starts 117

In case you missed it

Jay Gruden on developing RG3

Your browser does not support iframes.

Quick Links

The best players left in the draft for the Redskins—Defense

The best players left in the draft for the Redskins—Defense

The Redskins have seven picks in the final four rounds of the draft today. Here are some of the top players available on defense. We looked at the offense earlier this morning.

Defensive line

DL Caleb Brantley, Florida—At some point his talent will make it worth the risk of taking him after he was charged with striking a female in a bar. For the Redskins that may be the fifth round.

NT Stevie Tu'ikolovatu, USC—He’s a load at 6-1, 331. Tu'ikolovatu is a true nose tackle who punches hard and fast, ties up blockers, and can tackle well when he gets free.

RELATED: Redskins focus on defense in first 3 rounds

Linebacker

ILB Jordan Evans, Oklahoma—A three-year starter who could step into an inside linebacker role after a year of grooming. Evans led the Sooners with 98 tackles and had four interceptions and 2.5 sacks.

Edge Bryan Cox Jr., Florida—Look for him to be under consideration later in the day. The son of the three-time Pro Bowl linebacker of the same name, Cox has size and ability but is inconsistent. He is athletic enough to make the move from defensive end to outside linebacker but they might limit him to a pass-rushing role while he is learning.

MORE REDSKINS: Three reasons to like the pick of Ryan Anderson 

Defensive backs

CB Howard Wilson, Houston—Some scouts think he may have been a first-round pick if he had returned for his senior year. The Redskins have a lot of numbers at the position so he could get that redshirt year he may need.

S Desmond King, Iowa—A four-year starter who played 94 percent of the Hawkeyes’ defensive snaps. He’s smart, tough, and tenacious. King doesn’t have ideal size at 5-10, 201 but he has the coverage skills to play free safety and even cover the slot if needed.

S Tedric Thompson, Colorado—He is more of a true free safety than King. Thompson tied for the FBS lead with 23 passes defensed (7 interceptions, 16 broken up).

Stay up to date on the Redskins! Rich Tandler covers the team 365 days a year. Like his Facebook page Facebook.com/TandlerCSN and follow him on Twitter @Rich_TandlerCSN.

Quick Links

The best players left in the draft for the Redskins—Offense

The best players left in the draft for the Redskins—Offense

The Redskins have seven picks in the final four rounds of the draft today. Here are some of the top players available on offense. Will look at the defense a little later this morning.

Offensive line

G Dorian Johnson, Pitt—The Redskins probably would want him to add a few pounds to his frame, as at 6-5 he currently carries “only” 300 pounds. He’s smart, tough, and athletic.

G Nico Siragusa, San Diego State—At 6-4, his weight is about right at 319 pounds. A three-year starter with a great power game and pass protection skills that will need to be coached up.

RELATED: Redskins focus on defense in first 3 rounds

Tight end/receiver

TE Bucky Hodges, Virginia Tech—He’s big enough to be your blocking tight end and athletic enough to line up split out wide.

WR Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma—One of the most productive receivers in the country and a Heisman finalist. He’s a little small at 6-0, 178 but he has excellent deep speed.

Running back

RB Samaje Perine, Oklahoma—As a true freshman in 2014 he set the national record by rushing for 427 yards in a game against Kansas. He probably doesn’t have that kind of monster game in him at the next level but he will be a solid, reliable back who can handle a heavy workload.

RB Jeremy McNichols, Boise State—A very productive runner and pass catcher who posted over 2,200 yards of offense last year.

MORE REDSKINS: Three reasons to like the pick of Ryan Anderson 

Quarterback

QB Nathan Peterman, Pitt—Nobody would have batted an eye if he had gone off the board in the third or maybe even the late second round. If the Redskins are concerned about Kirk Cousins leaving as a free agent, Peterman carries a very similar set of skills.

QB Brad Kaaya, Miami—Another QB many thought may be off the board by now, Kaaya has the mental makeup to succeed at quarterback but his game needs a lot of polish.

Stay up to date on the Redskins! Rich Tandler covers the team 365 days a year. Like his Facebook page Facebook.com/TandlerCSN and follow him on Twitter @Rich_TandlerCSN.