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Washington Pass Rusher Ryan Kerrigan Visits Cincinnati, Leaves Without A Deal

Ryan Kerrigan breezed through the first round of free agency without many teams showing interest, but that could change after a visit with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Reports say that Kerrigan, the all-time sack leader for Washington, spoke to the Bengals on Wednesday but left the Queen City without a new deal.

The 32-year-old is looking for a team that can give him more playing time in 2021. Last season, he played behind young studs Chase Young and Montez Sweat.

At the end of the day, Kerrigan played just 38 percent of the snaps for the Washington Football Team.

Kerrigan, who was the team’s first-round pick back in 2011, put up 5.5 sacks during the 2020 season, the same number he had in 2019.

It didn’t take him long to break Dexter Manley’s franchise record for sacks though. He did so in Week One of 2020 against the Eagles.

If the Bengals don’t take Kerrigan up on his offer to play in Cincinnati, it might take a while for the pass rusher to get a deal. He’ll likely have to wait out a number of other players also looking for deals.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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  1. Someone is going to sign this guy. He’s one of the most underrated pass rushers of this generation. He’s a gamer and can still pressure the QB. He may have only played 38% of snaps but in those 38% of snaps he got 5 1/2 sacks. Give me that all day in the NFL. That’s a way better sack to snap rate than anyone else on the team, including Young and Sweat.

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