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Perry Riley | Linebacker

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/3/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 238
College: LSU
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Redskins re-signed ILB Perry Riley to three-year, $13 million contract.
Riley is an undersized (6'1/239) 3-4 inside 'backer who struggles against both the run and pass, so it's tough to love this re-signing even at a reasonable price. But he is young (26 in May) and the Redskins' defensive staff considered keeping Riley a priority, especially after London Fletcher's retirement. Washington now needs to pursue an inside thumper capable of blowing up lead blocks to allow athletic Riley to run free. Brandon Spikes would be an intriguing addition. Mar 11 - 10:07 AM

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Dianna Marie Russini of NBC Washington reports free agent ILB Perry Riley will re-sign with the Redskins.

There are no details available, but Riley has been a priority for the Skins to re-sign since the end of last year. Riley was originally targeting "Dannell Ellerbe money" or nearly $7 million annually. Unless Dan Snyder is ponying up one of his classic overpays, Riley ought to come in closer to $5 million a year.
Mar 10 - 11:31 PM

As of late last week, the Redskins remained "not particularly close" in contract talks with free agent ILB Perry Riley.

The Skins want Riley back, but the sides "remain in disagreement about the value of a potential contract." Riley apparently believes he's going to get or top D'Qwell Jackson money ($5.5 million annually). Turning 26 in May, Riley certainly has youth on his side but has been an average to below-average starter.
Mar 9 - 6:49 PM

The Washington Post says it's looking "increasingly unlikely" that the Redskins will re-sign ILB Perry Riley before free agency opens.

The Redskins want to get a deal done with their leading tackler from last season, but don't want to set the market. They'll likely let Riley meet with teams come March 11 and then decide if they want to match. The Post previously reported that Riley was seeking something similar to the five-year, $34.75 million Dannell Ellerbe got from the Dolphins. It would be a hefty sum for a player that graded out 46th among 55 qualifiers at 3-4 inside linebacker in PFF's grades.
Feb 19 - 12:42 PM

Two league insiders told the Washington Post they expect free agent ILB Perry Riley to seek Dannell Ellerbe money on the open market.

The Dolphins signed Ellerbe to a five-year, $34.75 million contract last March. Ellerbe predictably flopped, getting exposed in both run defense and pass coverage. The Redskins would likely have to turn elsewhere if Riley demanded that kind of dough. The sides have engaged in preliminary contract discussions, but thus far no deal is imminent. Riley turns 26 years old in May.
Feb 9 - 8:02 PM

The Washington Post reports the Redskins and free agent ILB Perry Riley have held contract negotiations, but it "doesn't sound like the sides are close."

Riley and OLB Brian Orakpo figure to be Washington's top two priorities to re-sign this offseason. With fellow ILB London Fletcher set to retire and no capable in-house replacements, the Redskins should be coveting Riley. He'll turn just 26 years old in May and has started the past 40 games. Riley has had his troubles against the run, but he can get after the quarterback a bit from the inside.
Feb 4 - 8:48 AM

Redskins ILB Perry Riley's 2013 salary jumped from $575,000 to $1.323 million based on rookie-deal incentives.

Riley started all 16 games for the first time in his three-year career in 2012. He finished second on the team with 129 tackles, ten stops behind fellow inside 'backer London Fletcher. Riley, a fourth-round pick out of LSU, is entering the final year of his deal.
Thu, Jan 31, 2013 02:42:00 AM

Redskins ILB Perry Riley (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 9 against the Panthers.

Riley was limited in practice this week but told the Washington Times that he expects to play Sunday. As a full-time starter, Riley has been highly-productive, recording eight or more tackles in five of his last six games. An official decision by the Redskins has yet to be made. If Riley is ruled out, Lorenzo Alexander will replace him in the starting lineup.
Sat, Nov 3, 2012 09:19:00 PM

Redskins ILB Perry Riley has racked up 34 tackles in the last three weeks.

Riley has been impressive ever since the Redskins sent ex-starter Rocky McIntosh to the bench. The fourth-round rookie out of LSU has the look of a long-term starter at inside linebacker and should be on all IDP radars.
Mon, Nov 28, 2011 11:25:00 AM

Perry Riley will once again start at inside linebacker in place of Rocky McIntosh Sunday.

Riley has deservedly and officially passed McIntosh on the depth chart. He had nine tackles against the Dolphins last week, including four for a loss.
Thu, Nov 17, 2011 11:14:00 AM

Perry Riley is expected to replace Rocky McIntosh at inside linebacker Sunday.

McIntosh is getting benched for performance reasons as the Redskins continue to flail around. Riley is the Redskins' inside 'backer of the future and has some immediate IDP appeal in deeper formats. McIntosh was averaging 7.0 tackles per game on the season while playing next to London Fletcher.
Sun, Nov 13, 2011 10:57:00 AM

CSN Washington's Rich Tandler suggests that Perry Riley could start at inside linebacker for the Redskins if Rocky McIntosh moves on.

McIntosh may be an unrestricted free agent depending on the new CBA. Still, Riley is a 2010 fourth-round pick that played just 10 snaps on defense as a rookie. It's unlikely the 'Skins would trust him as a full-time starter. If McIntosh walks, the Redskins may choose to explore the free agent market.
Mon, Jun 6, 2011 09:39:00 AM

Redskins agreed to terms with fourth-round LB Perry Riley on a multi-year contract.

The only defensive player in this year's draft class, Riley is expected to play inside in the Redskins' new 3-4 scheme. He'll play behind Rocky McIntosh as a rookie while boosting the special teams coverage unit.
Fri, Jun 18, 2010 10:06:00 AM

Redskins selected LSU LB Perry Riley with the No. 103 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

Riley, who goes 6'2/245, played weak-side linebacker at LSU, finishing second on the Tigers in tackles. He'll compete for playing time inside with Rocky McIntosh in Washington's new 3-4 defense, while also likely chipping in on special teams. Not a playmaker, Riley forced just one career fumble. Considering the talent left, he was a reach at the top of round four.
Sat, Apr 24, 2010 10:27:00 AM

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