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Ryan Kerrigan | Linebacker

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 260
College: Purdue
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Redskins signed OLB Ryan Kerrigan to a five-year, $57.5 million extension through 2020.
Kerrigan was entering the final year of his contract and set to play on his fifth-year team option at $7.038 million. He's yet to miss a start since being taken with the No. 16 overall pick in 2011 and graded out as a top-five 3-4 outside linebacker at Pro Football Focus last season, finishing second behind Chiefs OLB Justin Houston (59) with 51 hurries. Kerrigan has 38.5 career sacks and topped out at 13.5 in 2015. Coming off an offseason knee scope, Kerrigan is one of the more underrated edge rushers in the league. Washington smartly chose to do a long-term deal with 26-year-old Kerrigan over oft-injured Brian Orakpo. Jul 29 - 1:21 PM

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Redskins OLB Ryan Kerrigan (knee scope) has resumed running.

"My leg feels really good, and I'm glad I got the surgery – not just for football but it makes my everyday life feel better, so I'm glad I got it done," Kerrigan said. "Now it's just a matter of getting strong and getting into shape." The contract-year pass rusher is expected to be ready for training camp. He's never missed a game in four seasons.
Jul 2 - 1:44 PM

CSN Washington reports OLB Ryan Kerrigan (knee surgery) is expected to be cleared for training camp.

The Redskins have yet to put a timetable on Kerrigan's return, but his knee scope is expected to sideline him for the majority of OTAs. There hasn't been any concern over his camp status. Entering a contract year, the Redskins could resume extension talks with Kerrigan when healthy.
May 29 - 7:57 PM

Redskins OLB Ryan Kerrigan underwent arthroscopic knee surgery.

Kerrigan had been dealing with knee soreness throughout the offseason. He'll be sidelined for the majority of OTAs, but isn't expected to miss significant time. The injury comes at a bad time for Kerrigan, who had been in extension talks with the Redskins. Kerrigan's knee scope shouldn't impact his training camp status.
May 20 - 5:03 PM

The Redskins have been discussing an extension with contract-year OLB Ryan Kerrigan.

Kerrigan led the Redskins with 13.5 sacks last season, and has managed at least 7.5 each of his four years in the league. With Brian Orakpo gone to Tennessee, Kerrigan is the Redskins' undisputed top pass rusher. GM Scot McCloughan hasn't put a timetable on a potential deal. "Just the fact that we’re in negotiations proves we want him to be around us for a long time," McCloughan said. "I want him to have a second contract and hopefully a third contract with the Redskins."
Source: ESPN.com
May 11 - 3:23 PM

Redskins OLB Ryan Kerrigan briefly exited Week 13 against the Colts with a wrist injury.

Kerrigan suffered the injury on an Andrew Luck scramble in the third quarter. He returned in the fourth.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 03:17:00 PM

Redskins OLB Ryan Kerrigan said he wants to be with the team for years to come.

Kerrigan has two years left on his deal after the Redskins exercised his 2015 option for $7.038 million. But he says "hopefully after that," he'll be in D.C. "even longer." Kerrigan has 24.5 sacks through three seasons, never finishing a season with fewer than 7.5 or more than 8.5. As long as he keeps producing at a steady clip, Kerrigan should have no trouble netting a healthy payday.
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 05:48:00 PM

Redskins exercised OLB Ryan Kerrigan's fifth-year club option for 2015.

As expected. The Redskins now have Kerrigan under team control for a little under $9 million over the next two seasons. That's huge for Washington, as Brian Orakpo is playing on the franchise tag and the team has no pass-rush depth behind he and Kerrigan. Kerrigan has 24.5 sacks through his first three seasons and tied for the fifth-most QB hurries among 3-4 outside 'backers in 2013.
Fri, May 2, 2014 10:38:00 AM

CBS' Jason La Canfora reports the Redskins are expected to exercise OLB Ryan Kerrigan's fifth-year team option for 2015.

The No. 16 overall pick of the 2011 draft, Kerrigan managed 8.5 sacks and four forced fumbles last season despite playing through a knee injury. Kerrigan is not a star, but is worthy of having his option picked up. He's never missed a game in his three-year career.
Thu, May 1, 2014 01:48:00 PM

Redskins OLB Ryan Kerrigan said his left knee is near 100 percent.

Kerrigan underwent a scope after the season to repair a torn lateral meniscus he sustained way back in Week 3. He's been running, jumping and cutting. Kerrigan joins Brian Orakpo and Jason Hatcher as pass rushers in a scheme new head coach Jay Gruden insists will get after opposing quarterbacks more this year.
Mon, Mar 31, 2014 11:15:00 AM

Redskins OLB Ryan Kerrigan underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Thursday.

Kerrigan is already off crutches and will only be sidelined 2-4 weeks. He's not expected to miss the Redskins' offseason program and is entering a contract year in 2014.
Fri, Jan 10, 2014 07:01:00 PM

Redskins OLB Ryan Kerrigan will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery next week.

Kerrigan tore his lateral meniscus in Week 3, but never missed a game on his way to 66 tackles, 8.5 sacks and 11 tackles for a loss. His recovery from the scope will only be 2-4 weeks. Kerrigan will be in a contract year in 2014.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 11:32:00 AM

Redskins OLB Ryan Kerrigan has been cleared of a possible concussion, and will be active for Week 2.

Coach Mike Shanahan said Kerrigan could have practiced on Tuesday. Kerrigan racked up eight tackles, a sack and forced fumble before departing Monday night's loss late in the fourth quarter. The Redskins travel to Green Bay on Sunday.
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 03:10:00 PM

Redskins OLB Ryan Kerrigan left Monday night's opener against the Eagles with a possible concussion.

Kerrigan left late in the fourth quarter. He had a solid night, racking up eight tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss, and a batted pass that resulted in a fumble that was returned for a touchdown on the opening drive.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 10:36:00 PM

According to Pro Football Focus, Ryan Kerrigan led all 3-4 outside linebackers in quarterback hurries with 50 last season.

Kerrigan terrorized opposing quarterbacks even though pass-rushing partner Brian Orakpo played in just two games. So Kerrigan saw increased offensive attention. He racked up 8.5 sacks, 54 tackles, one interception, two forced fumbles and eight pass breakups. Kerrigan will see more single blocks this year.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 10:47:00 AM