According to VP of Player Personnel Doug Williams, the Redskins are waiting on LB Zach Brown for a contract extension. According to Williams, the Redskins made Brown an offer some time ago.
“We made Zach an offer a long time ago and we’re just waiting on Zach more than anything,” Williams said Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine. “We haven’t heard anything, so it’s basically up to them to start the negotiation part.”
Brown signed a one year contract with the Redskins last off-season. Browned a terrific year for Washington and they would love to have him back. Brown was ninth overall in the NFL with 127 tackles and added 2.5 sacks. He was also excellent against the run and was one of the Redskins best tacklers.
The hang up with Brown will be his expectations. Brown is said to be wanting a contract that will put him in the upper tier of linebackers, a cost of over $10 million per season. After the official start of the 2018 NFL season, the Redskins will have approximately $32 million in cap space once Alex Smith becomes an official Redskin and his contract hits the Redskins salary cap book. Deals for Brown and potentially for CB Bashaud Breeland, who could command nearly $7 million per season, would significantly alter salary cap space for the remainder of free agency. NFL free agency starts on March 14.