East Notes: Redd, R. Matthews, Richardson

Washington running back Silas Redd has been suspended for violating the NFL’s policy on substances of abuse, per Mike Jones of the Washington Post (Twitter link). Like teammate Junior Galette, who was hit with a suspension of his own this week, Redd is on injured reserve, meaning the suspension won’t force him out of action for any games he wouldn’t have missed anyway. However, it will cost him a few game checks. Redd will begin serving the four-game ban immediately, and will miss out on 4/17ths of his base salary for this season.

Here’s more from around the NFL’s East divisions:

  • With wide receiver Rishard Matthews enjoying a breakout year for the Dolphins, he could be in line for a contract worth between $4-6MM this offseason, according to the industry sources that have spoken to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald. For their part, the Dolphins reportedly haven’t engaged in extension discussions with Matthews.
  • While Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson still may be disciplined by the NFL for his off-field behavior, it likely won’t happen until the offseason, tweets Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. As Rapoport explains, Richardson’s court date is in January, and the league isn’t expected to make a ruling on discipline until the case is resolved.
  • The Eagles¬†are doing poorly on special teams this season and Sam Donnellon of the Philadelphia Daily News blames exec/coach Chip Kelly for not retaining James Casey, Chris Polk, Casey Matthews, and Brandon Boykin from last year’s squad.

Zach Links contributed to this post.

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  1. Rory Parks

    Since all the big-ticket wide receivers who were set to become FAs in 2016 signed extensions with their current clubs this year, it’s a good time for Matthews to become a free agent. When taking age, health, and upside into account, he’s arguably the third-best receiver on the market, behind Alshon Jeffery and Josh Gordon, with the former likely to remain in Chicago and the latter having a whole host of off-field matters depressing his value. I’d expect Matthews to land something around the higher end of Beasley’s estimate.

    • aarongill

      I thought Gordon since he is suspended doesn’t count for a year

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