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Former Washington Football Team DE Ryan Kerrigan announced on Instagram that he’s signing with the Philadelphia Eagles. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kerrigan stays in the NFC East and joins the Eagles after racking up 95.5 sacks in 10 seasons in Washington. This is a very nice veteran pickup for an Eagles team that was lacking depth on the defensive front.

Category: Transactions

Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, Washington has signed safety Bobby McCain to a one-year deal. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Before being released by Miami earlier this week, McCain had spent his entire career with the Dolphins since being drafted in 2015. Last season McCain started 15 games and finished with 46 tackles and an interception. The details of the one-year contract are yet to be known, but McCain immediately brings experience to a safety group that is still pretty young other than Landon Collins.

Category: Transactions

Former Washington Football Team RB Bryce Love went unclaimed on waivers. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Love was released by Washington recently and passed through waivers unclaimed. He has yet to play in an NFL game and spent the last three months of 2020 on injured reserve with a knee issue. The 2019 fourth-round draft pick will look to latch onto another team during the offseason. Love is a dart throw in dynasty-league formats and will most likely be a depth piece if signed by another team in 2021.

Category: Transactions

Current free-agent and former Washington Football Team TE Thaddeus Moss has reportedly been claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Bengals, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Moss was waived by Washington recently after spending the majority of his rookie season on Injured Reserve. The Bengals will reunite QB Joe Burrow with his former college tight end in hopes of reigniting the chemistry shared between the two during their championship run at LSU. Moss caught 47 receptions for 570 yards and four touchdowns with Burrow as his quarterback and will be a familiar target in what figures to be an exciting offense, assuming both players remain healthy for the Bengals in 2021.

Category: Transactions, Rumors

John Keim of ESPN is reporting that the Washington Football Team is strongly considering drafting a quarterback in the 2021 NFL Draft. (Source: John Keim )

Fantasy Impact: Washington signed QB Ryan Fitzpatrick during the offseason, but the team is reportedly looking to draft a quarterback. “They also will strongly consider drafting a quarterback, if one they like is available, ” per Keim. Fitzpatrick is a bridge QB and Washington will look to draft his successor in the 2021 NFL Draft. The Football Team has the 19th pick in the draft and will continue to weigh out his options. Stay tuned.

Category: Rumors

RB Lamar Miller and the Washington Football Team have reached agreement on a one-year deal. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Miller played one game for the Bears during the 2020 season, hauling in two receptions for six yards. He signed with New England last offseason, but was released by the Patriots in September. The veteran RB also spent time with Chicago and Washington last season. Miller is fully recovered from his 2019 knee injury and will look to carve out a backup role behind starting RB Antonio Gibson.

Category: Transactions

Per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the Texans have signed LB Kevin Pierre-Louis to a two-year deal worth up to $8M. (Source: Jeremy Fowler on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pierre-Louis, 29-years old, is coming off the best season of his career in which he played in 13 games for Washington and totaled 56 tackles. The two-year deal will be worth up to $8M for a team in the Texans that have a lot of needs defensively.

Category: Transactions

DB Ronald Darby and the Broncos have agreed on a three-year, $30 million contract. The deal includes $19.5 million guaranteed. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Darby started all 16 games for Washington in 2020, racking up 55 tackles (43 solo), 16 pass defenses and one fumble recovery. Before last year, Darby dealt with multiple injuries and was limited to 28 games over three seasons with the Eagles. Darby is expected to play at outside corner and his presence only improves the Broncos secondary.

Category: Transactions

JP Finlay with NBC Sports is reporting that the Washington Football Team is expected to retain kicker Dustin Hopkins. (Source: JP Finlay on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hopkins has been the Football Team's kicker since 2015, draining 83.9% of his attempts over that time and staying relatively healthy. The details of the deal have not been disclosed but we will update once they are released.

Category: Rumors

Washington extended QB Kyle Allen an exclusive rights free agent tender Wednesday. (Source: Washington Football Team on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Allen was limited to four games last season after suffering a dislocated ankle in Week 9. He’s expected to be fully recovered by the time training camp starts. The 25-year-old will compete with Taylor Heinicke for Washington’s starting QB job. Allen threw for 610 yards and a 4:1 TD:INT ratio in 2020.

Category: Transactions

The Washington Football Team is reportedly going to franchise tag All-Pro guard Brandon Scherff for the second season in a row. (Source: JP Finlay on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Washington planning on tagging Scherff for the second year in a row, this solidifies Washington's offensive line for fantasy assets such as Antonio Gibson for another season.

The Washington Football Team officially released QB Alex Smith on Friday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This has been expected since the beginning of the week, but it's now official. The move saves WFT $14.9 million against the cap. The reigning Comeback Player of the Year will be a free agent and is free to sign with any team. So far the Bears have been mentioned as a possible landing spot.

Category: Transactions

Washington Football Team WR Terry McLaurin played through two high-ankle sprains in 2020. (Source: Nicki Jhabvala on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McLaurin told Jim Rome on Thursday that he dealt with not one, but “two high-ankle sprains” last season. “I didn’t really use that as an excuse. I had plenty of examples around my building to not use certain things or ailments as an excuse,” said McLaurin. Despite playing with two-high ankle sprains last season, McLaurin eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark for the first time in his career. The 25-year-old is one of the best WRs in football and is excepted to be fully recovered by the time training camp starts. McLaurin hauled in 87 receptions on 134 targets for 1,118 yards and four touchdowns across 15 games in 2020. He’s currently 14th among all wideouts in the latest expert consensus draft rankings, but that could number could rise if Washington is able to improve their QB situation.

Category: Injury Updates

Taylor Heinicke and the Washington Football team have agreed to a 2-year/$8.75M contract extension, per Ian Rapoport. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Heinicke has been in the league for a few years after being signed as an undrafted free agent in 2015. Far from a household name, Heinicke played an outstanding effort in Wild Card Round against the Buccaneers, passing for 328 yards and falling just short to the Super Bowl Champs. At less than $5M per year, Heinicke will likely serve a backup role in Washington. It should be noted that his contract is incentivized by how many games he plays so this could be a quarterback situation to watch throughout the offseason.

Category: Transactions

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports Washington DL Chase Young suffered a mild ankle sprain on Saturday against the Bucs. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rapoport adds that the ankle would've been "uncomfortable" this week had Washington won, but it isn't expected to be a big deal this offseason. Young looks positioned to win Defensive Rookie of the Year honors after racking up four forced fumbles and 7.5 sacks during the 2020 season.

Category: Injury Updates

Jeremy Sprinkle hauled in his lone target for eight yards in a 31-23 loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Sprinkle was not involved much in the offensive gameplan against the Bucs on Saturday, seeing just one target and converting it for eight yards in an uninspiring performance. Washington will head into its offseason with plenty of questions surrounding the offense and how to improve its scoring in the 2021 season.

Category: Game Recaps

Logan Thomas caught five of nine targets for 74 yards in a 31-23 loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Thomas emerged as a viable tight end weapon for Washington throughout the 2020 season but was unable to find the end zone against the Bucs on Saturday. The veteran ends his 2020 season in Washington with over 700 yards receiving and six touchdowns and will likely continue to be the starter heading into 2021.

Category: Game Recaps

J.D. McKissic rushed twice for five yards and a touchdown in addition to catching two of three targets for eight yards in a 31-23 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: McKissic struggled to get much going on the ground or through the air, although he was afforded a goal-line opportunity early in the second quarter which he converted successfully. McKissic is likely to remain the back-up running back to Antonio Gibson heading into 2021.

Category: Game Recaps

Steven Sims Jr. caught three of four targets for 33 yards and a touchdown with a four-yard rush in a 31-23 loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Sims Jr. was able to find the end zone against the Buccaneers, notching his second touchdown of the season to give Washington its only passing touchdown on Saturday. The team will prepare to head into the offseason and will need to address its receiving corps, a potential area that could be improved through the upcoming draft and free agency.

Category: Game Recaps

Cam Sims hauled in seven of thirteen targets for 104 yards in a 31-23 loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: The third-year wide receiver out of Alabama lead Washington in targets (13) on Saturday and converted his opportunities into 104 receiving yards, the first time Sims broke the 100-yard mark since early November. Washington will head into the offseason and will make a decision on whether or not to retain Sims who scored just one touchdown during the 2020 season.

Category: Game Recaps