The Redskins have signed their second blue-collar player of the day.
Fullback Darrel Young inked a three-year deal today to stay with the Redskins. The contract calls for a $1 million signing bonus and incentives could bring the total value up to $6.2 million.
Young was slated to be a restricted free agent. Earlier Saturday the team signed tight end Logan Paulsen to the three-year deal.
Young’s role in the offense isn’t huge—he played a little less than a third of the offensive snaps last year—but it is important nonetheless. He helped clear the way for many of running back Alfred Morris’ team-record 1613 rushing yards. Young only ran the ball 14 times but he converted a number of key third- and fourth-down situations.
When he played at Villanova, and when he first came to the Redskins’ practice squad, Young was a linebacker. They generally are good for special teams play and Young contributed there as well.
If Young’s contract is structured in a way that would have the minimum impact on the 2013 cap, as would be expected given the Redskins’ current cap issues, his the contract would count for $1.058 million this year.