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Washington Redskins exercise 5th year option on Ryan Kerrigan

The Washington Redskins have picked up the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan’s contract, which will keep him under the club until 2015 season.

Kerrigan, 25, the 16th overall pick in the 2011 draft, he recorded 24.5 sacks during his first three years with 8.5 in each of the past two seasons.

The team announced the news on Twitter.

The 2014 NFL season is set to begin on Thursday, September 4, 2014, with The Redskins will play their first match against The Texans on Sunday, 7th September.

Kerrigan, who made the Pro Bowl in 2012 will make $1.5m this season, and earn $7.038m in his fifth-year option with the Redskins.

The Redskins general manager Allen said, “Ryan from his first day walking on the field has been an impactful player for us,” Allen said. “I think his first two years he played 100 percent of the plays and last year about 98 percent. He’s been a great addition for us and is obviously a solid character.

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