Washington Signs DL Kendall Reyes

10:47am: The deal is official, as Stephen Czarda of the team’s website writes.

10:24am: Reyes’ one-year deal with Washington has a value of $2.5MM, and can be worth up to $3.35MM with incentives, tweets Adam Caplan of ESPN.com.

9:16am: Washington has added another piece to its defensive line, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, who tweets that the team has agreed to terms with former Charger Kendall Reyes. It will be a one-year deal for Reyes, per Adam Caplan of ESPN.com (via Twitter).Kendall Reyes

Reyes, a second-round pick in 2012, has been a starter on San Diego’s defensive line for the last three seasons. The 26-year-old, an interior player, racked up 10.5 sacks during his first two years in the league, but his numbers have been more modest in recent seasons. In 2015, Reyes picked up a pair of sacks to go along with 32 tackles and his first career interception.

While the Chargers leaned on Reyes heavily during his four years with the club, Pro Football Focus wasn’t particularly fond of his performance last season. PFF ranked the Connecticut product 120th out of 123 qualified interior defenders, assigning him the third-worst grade as a run defender among those players.

Nonetheless, Washington liked what it saw enough to bring Reyes in on a one-year deal. He’ll join Chris Baker, Stephen Paea, Ricky Jean-Francois, and Kedric Golston in a defensive line rotation that may not feature either Jason Hatcher or Terrance Knighton in 2016 — both veterans are currently free agents. Reyes also reunites with former Chargers linebackers coach Joe Barry, who is now Washington’s defensive coordinator.

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3 comments on “Washington Signs DL Kendall Reyes

  1. rkmarx

    It’s ok, Luke. You can say it. They’re the Redskins.

    • Jason

      Haha I know that drives me nuts

  2. Bobby Sweet

    Out of my hometown of Nashua, New Hampshire! Really want to see him be successful.

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