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Week 4 Outlook
Daron Payne and the Washington Commanders have agreed to a four-year, $90 million contract.
The new contract for the star defensive tackle includes $60 million in guaranteed money. The 25-year-old tallied 11 1/2 sacks in 17 games last season, which was good for 12th most in the NFL. With the extension, the Commanders have locked up a pivotal player on defense.
According to John Keim of ESPN, the Washington Commanders are placing the nonexclusive franchise tag on DL Daron Payne.
Payne had been openly recruited by players around the league after the season, including by Cowboys LB Micah Parsons. Because Payne was given the nonexclusive franchise tag, teams will still be able to reach out to Payne, though Washington is expected to pursue a long-term deal, according to Keim. His tag price will be $18.937 million if he plays on the tag in 2023.
Redskins rookie defensive lineman Da’Ron Payne recorded his first career sack in Sunday’s 31-17 win over the Packers.
Payne got around right guard Justin McCray before ripping down Aaron Rodgers on the play. It was the type of play the Redskins were expecting when they made him the 13th overall pick in April’s draft. He’s not yet a relevant fantasy option but his career is off to a promising start.
Redskins rookie defensive lineman Daron Payne recorded his first sack in Thursday’s preseason game against the Jets. Payne beat right guard Jonotthan Harrison in a one-on-one battle on the play. It was Payne’s first NFL game action.
It was an impressive debut. Payne, who returned to practice over the weekend after an ankle injury kept him sidelined for two weeks, battled double teams for most of the night but took advantage of the one-on-one. On his sack of Sam Darnold, Payne showed off his impressive combination of power and quickness to get inside and shake off the block. It’s the type of play the Redskins were envisioning when they selected him 13th overall in April’s draft. He is already expected to be a significant piece of the Washington puzzle.
Redskins rookie defensive lineman Da’Ron Payne returned to practice Saturday after missing the last two weeks with an ankle injury.
Payne injured his ankle July 27 when he had it stepped on in practice. While Saturday’s session was not a padded practice, it is still great to see the first-rounder return to the field as he’s expected to be a major contributor as a rookie. He played nose tackle in 11-on-11 drills but has the ability to play multiple roles across the defensive line. It is not yet known if Payne will participate in Thursday’s preseason game against the Jets.