5 Washington Redskins Players Who Earned Raises in 2015

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Bashaud Breeland
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Bashaud Breeland

Breeland is easily the Redskins’ most underpaid player heading into 2016. During his second season in the NFL, the Clemson product emerged as a true No. 1 cornerback with the potential to develop into one of the league’s best cover men.

While the Redskins watched prized free agent signing Chris Culliver disappoint before a knee injury brought his season to an early end, Breeland stepped up in a big way. Not only did he excel in coverage with two interceptions and numerous big plays, but he also proved his value as one of the best run-defending cornerbacks in the entire NFL–just ask his 81 total tackles in 2015.

Breeland is set to make only $721,500 in 2016, which is highway robbery for the Redskins. If they want to show him they mean business and appreciate the talent he’s brought to their roster as a fourth-round pick, handing him a lucrative extension makes sense. Especially if the Redskins get rid of Culliver (whose guaranteed money was nullified by his suspension), there would be enough money to pay Breeland the amount he deserves.

If anyone besides Cousins deserves a raise this offseason, it’s Breeland.

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