Six positions Redskins must address in free agency

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Jan 10, 2016; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins inside linebacker Will Compton (51) celebrates after a tackle against the Green Bay Packers during the first half in a NFC Wild Card playoff football game at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports /

Inside Linebacker

Injuries struck the Redskins hard at the inside linebacker position in 2015.  The unit started out strong with both Perry Riley and Keenan Robinson playing well early in the season but both suffered injuries that kept them out of the lineup for and extended amount of time.

Will Compton stepped as a starter and played well, finishing second on the team in tackles with 96.  He also added a sack and an interception on the season.  He was partnered with veteran Mason Foster down the stretch of the season and the two played well together.

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However, Compton is a restricted free agent and Foster is unrestricted.  Compton is expected to be back in 2016 but Foster is up in the air.  Keenan Robinson is also an unrestricted free agent and he may end testing the market.

Perry Riley is still under contract but his $5 million cap hit makes him a possible cap casualty.  So the Redskins will certainly need to add more depth at inside linebacker this offseason.  NFL free agency is a way they’ll have to do it.

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