Redskins re-sign Perry Riley

Updated: March 11, 2014, 12:08 PM ET
By John Keim |

With one hole already at inside linebacker, the Washington Redskins couldn't afford to let Perry Riley exit via free agency.

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Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesPerry Riley had a team-leading 115 tackles in 2013.

Turns out, Riley is not going anywhere.

The Redskins announced Tuesday that they have re-signed Riley, who has started since midway through the 2011 season. Terms were not immediately disclosed.

The team already has to replace London Fletcher on the inside and did not want to seek another replacement as well.

Riley, a fourth-round pick out of LSU in 2010, finished with 115 tackles, three sacks and his first career interception last season. He posted 3.5 sacks and 129 tackles in 2012.

He tweeted about his new contract Tuesday morning.

Houston's Joe Mays is a potential target at linebacker but could be more of a special teams desire. The Giants' Jon Beason and the Patriots' Brandon Spikes are possibilities, though both are viewed as two-down linebackers.

John Keim

ESPN Washington Redskins reporter


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