Riley was slated to make a little more than $5MM in the coming year and that was too rich for Washington’s blood. The Redskins dropped him, allowing them to save $4MM against the cap. There wasn’t a place for Riley this year as the Redskins saw Will Compton as their starting inside linebacker next to Mason Foster.
Riley may not be a bonafide starter at this stage of his career, but he can be an effective sub. In nine games last year, Riley totaled 43 tackles and two interceptions. He has not recorded a sack since 2014.
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