Redskins Best Bargain Players of 2015

Redskins Best Bargain Players of 2015

Redskins Best Bargain Players of 2015

The Washington Redskins currently have a top-53 salary cap number of $138,072,114, which is a little bit more than $5 million under the NFL’s current salary cap for 2015. Hidden inside that number are a few ‘bargain’ players that play above their pay-grade.

The following is a list of the Redskins best bargain players of 2015.

Alfred Morris – This one should come as no surprise. Morris will make more money this year, $1,542,000, than he’s made in any year since being drafted by the Redskins in the 6th round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Since joining the Redskins, Morris has started all 48 games the team has played and has rushed the ball 875 times for 3962 yards and 28 touchdowns. Those are pretty solid numbers for a guy whose base salary didn’t exceed a million dollars until this year. 2015 looks to be a year that Morris will again be a major factor in the Redskins success as the team shifts in a new direction towards a power-rushing scheme.

Bashaud Breeland – When the Redskins drafted Breeland in the 4th round of last years draft no one thought he would go on to start 15 games in his first season. But starting 15 games his first season is exactly what Breeland did. His rookie year had its ups and downs with him shining in Dallas against the Cowboys star receiver Dez Bryant, but drawing too many penalties in other weeks. Breeland’s a physical corner who had two interceptions and forced two fumbles while collecting 69 tackles along the way. While he’s still learning the position, the Redskins have the luxury of only having to pay the second-year corner $631,500 in 2015. That’s a steal for a guy who’s expected to start opposite of Chris Culliver at corner this year.

Spencer Long – When the Redskins released veteran guard Chris Chester earlier this year it marked a youth movement along the offensive line. While the team saved over $4 million in cap dollars by making the move, they also opened the door for Long to get his first starting duties in the NFL. Long’s contract, $673,450 for 2015,  is a bargain for a starting right guard in the NFL.

Keenan Robinson – Robinson is coming off his best year as a pro having registered his first interception, sack and 100 tackle season in 2015 while starting 13 games. Robinson is set to make $765,027 in 2015, which is well below the average for a fourth-year starting inside linebacker. If he can stay healthy in 2015, Robinson will be looking at a decent sized raise next year.

Ryan Grant – A lot of buzz has surrounded Grant all offseason with many saying he’s good enough to start in the NFL. Problem is he’s buried in the depth chart for the Redskins heading into 2015. Grant is set to make $563,403 this season, a number so low that he doesn’t even currently count against the teams top-53 cap number. Grant caught seven passes for 68 yards last year while never being above 5th on the depth chart.

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