Nov 17, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Washington Redskins linebacker Perry Riley (56) during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Redskins 24-16. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Perry Riley wanting Dannell Ellerbe money?

The Washington Redskins were hoping to repeat as NFC East Champions after having themselves a great run in 2012. But we all know that’s not how things went down.

The Redskins finished the year with a record of 3-13, dead last in their respected division. Just like the Giants, nothing seemed to be going their way. Robert Griffin had to change the way he played and it felt like the defense never showed up in a handful of games.

When the season began, I thought this team could easily go 10-6 on the year, 12-4 being the best. Now it’s time for them to figure out what roster move their going to make and who they will be re-signing. Which brings us to the subject of this article.

Perry Riley stepped up big time over the last couple seasons. Last year he finished with 128 tackle, 3.5 sacks. This year he finished with 115 tackles, three sacks and one interception. Now with Riley being a free agent, he could be looking for big money after the year he had with the Redskins.

According to the Washington Post, Riley could be looking for the same type of deal that former Baltimore Ravens’ linebacker Dannell Ellerbe received from the Miami Dolphins last March. Miami signed Ellerbe to a five year, $34.75 million contract.

It’ll be interesting if they’ll give the 25 year old linebacker that kind of money. That’s if he demand’s that type of deal. They could also let him walk and try to find someone cheaper.

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