The Washington Redskins remain in contract talks with linebacker Perry Riley Jr. but still are not particularly close to a deal less than a week before the opening of the NFL’s free agent market, according to a person familiar with the deliberations. Riley, who has been the team’s starter at the inside linebacker spot alongside London Fletcher, is eligible for unrestricted free agency when the market opens Tuesday. Teams can begin talking to free agents from other teams this weekend but cannot sign them until Tuesday. The Redskins apparently would like to re-sign Riley, but the two sides remain in disagreement about the value of a potential contract. It would take a last-minute breakthrough in negotiations for the Redskins to keep Riley from testing the open market.
Redskins, Perry Riley remain far apart in negotiations
Washington Post | Mar 6