Ryan Kerrigan Has Requested Trade

Washington edge defender Ryan Kerrigan has requested a trade, as Adam Schefter of ESPN.com writes. However, WFT has said that it will not deal its 32-year-old stalwart.

Of course, that could just be a negotiating ploy. Although the 2-5 Washington outfit is somehow in second place in the NFC East, it hardly profiles as a championship contender, and Kerrigan is on the last year of his current contract. Plus, his playing time has gone down considerably, as he has appeared in just 36% of the club’s defensive snaps this season.

As John Keim of ESPN.com notes (via Twitter), Kerrigan requested the trade some time ago (though he did say back in June that he would like to finish his career in Washington). The bigger issue is that teams just might not be all that interested in Kerrigan. Keim indicated that rival clubs have not been calling WFT about the 2011 first-rounder.

Kerrigan is Washington’s all-time leader in sacks with 94, including four this season. And Pro Football Focus still considers him an above-average pass rusher, giving him a 69.6 rating in that metric, good for 32nd among the league’s qualified edge defenders. It seems that a team in need of a boost to its pass rushing rotation could certainly use Kerrigan, but for now, it looks like he’ll stay put.

As we heard last week, however, the less-accomplished (but considerably younger) Ryan Anderson could be on the move.

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    • markdavisbarber

      Ryan Kerrigan has made himself a reputation as an elite pass rusher in the Washington market. The reality is that the NFC East does not have a pass first orientated team, all 4 are run first. Yes even Dallas, they paid the RB first. He will be less then average in a division like the AFC West, NFC South, or West. But with any player a lot depends on scheme.

      I agree though, it still stings that that team traded up and stole Montez Sweat from the Raiders.

  1. SotoShuffler

    He’ll always be a DC legend but he should go help out a contender.

  2. JJB0811

    Loser’s logic. “Heck no we won’t trade a 32 year old guy in the last year of his contract because…..’

    Really more of a sign they don’t have a clue about depth on other teams. Someone under 25 that could offer playing time, depth, & a cheap contract, w/ a low level pick is what DC needs.

  3. crosseyedlemon

    Shanahan seems to be the only person interested in Washington players past their prime so he will probably end up in Frisco.

    • jay13

      Wow… I was thinking the same thing all the way down to shanahan. I agree frisco seems like a logical destination.

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