Posted September 05, 2019 08:17:54Bill Richmond is one of the top-paid defensive players in the NFL.
The Washington Redskins’ second-year defensive lineman is making more than $11 million annually, but he is also underpaid for the work he does.
The Redskins have a cap of $71 million this season, but it is expected to be closer to $87 million, according to Spotrac.
The cap is $1.9 billion higher than it was a year ago, and $3.3 billion lower than it would have been had they not made so many moves.
Richmond was the third-highest-paid player in the league in 2018, and is one half of the three-man defense.
That unit allowed only one touchdown on 26.3 percent of its dropbacks last season.
It was the best defensive unit in football last season, per Pro Football Focus.
Richmonds’ contract is set to expire after the 2018 season, and the Redskins have been trying to make a deal with him to extend his deal.
He wants $15 million per year, per ESPN.
Richardson is scheduled to make $7 million in base salary next season.
He is not eligible for the franchise tag, which was the most-requested move in the 2016 NFL offseason.
Richmond had one year left on his deal, but his extension was not guaranteed.
Richmons is due $3 million of his base salary in 2019, which would cost the Redskins about $6.9 million in cap space.
They would be able to use it to extend the franchise-tagged defensive end.
The NFL Players Association recently approved Richmond’s extension, according the Washington Post.
Richmont’s contract includes $2.5 million in signing bonus, $1 million in workout bonuses, and another $1,000 in incentive money.
Richsons base salary is $7.3 million this year, and his cap hit is projected to be $8.9.
He will make $2 million in salary, $4.1 million from incentives, and about $5 million from signing bonus.
The team will have $7,9 million of cap space in 2019.
The Redskins would have to use $4 million of that to re-sign defensive tackle Anthony Pike, who is a free agent.
Richmund signed a two-year, $12 million contract extension in 2016, but the Redskins did not match it.
Richson was the Redskins’ top defensive tackle in 2017, and had the second-highest sack total in the NFC in 2017.
His sack total rose from 10.5 in 2016 to 12.3 in 2017 and then to 15.3 last season before his contract was cut.
Richton, 25, started all 32 games in 2017 with 10 sacks and six forced fumbles.
He started in all 16 games in 2018.
The former Alabama star had a strong rookie season, finishing second in tackles with 14 and sacks with six.
Richmon was one of only two defensive linemen in the draft class to have at least 20 tackles and at least one sack.
Richmon has played in the Pro Bowl in each of the past two seasons and was voted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.