The Washington Redskins rewarded Niles Paul with a three year extension today per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport also confirmed the report.
TE Niles Paul resigns with Redskins, a three-year deal that can earn him up to just under $10 million, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 6, 2015
TE Niles Paul resigns with #Redskins for 3 years, source says. He can earn up to a little under $10 million
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 6, 2015
It was a solid signing for the Redskins as Paul has been a factor on special teams and as of late a dependable option behind Jordan Reed at tight end. With Reed in and out of the line up with injuries, someone had to step up and provide the Washington quarterbacks a target from the position.
Smart move for the #Redskins and for Niles Paul. Decent backup to Jordan Reed and a key special teamer with leadership qualities.
— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) March 6, 2015
Paul 39 catches for 507 yards last season and one touchdown, during his time in Washington that was his first time posting double-digit catches. He was able to make ‘chunk’ plays, something an offense always needs as he averaged just under 14 yards per catch (13.9). More impressive was the fact that these catches routinely moved the chains, of those 39, 20 of them went for first downs. It was definitely a smart move to bring him back and it’ll be interesting to see if he can build upon those numbers in the coming three seasons. It’s evident that Washington believes he can.