Matt Ioannidis Signs Contract Extension

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There was a contract extension signed yesterday, just not the one that Redskins fans were expecting.

Matt Ioannidis signed a 3-year contract extension yesterday with a base value of $21.75 million with another $3 million in incentives, and $14 million guaranteed.  This was first reported by NFL Networks Mike Garafolo.

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This extension comes at a time when the Redskins are starting a youth movement on the defensive side of the ball.  As a part of the “DC Gridlock, ” Ioannidis tallied a career high in tackles (31) and sacks (7.5) in 2018.  He will look to repeat and build on his success in 2019 with his defensive linemates returning.

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Ioannidis was a fifth round pick in the 2016 draft out of Temple University.

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Alan grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His earliest memory of the Redskins was their Super Bowl XXVI victory with what many argue is the best NFL team in history. Alan brings his unique analytics perspective with his views on the Redskins and is never shy to criticize them when he sees fit. Alan currently resides in Arlington, VA with his wife. Alan can be reached on his Twitter handle @AlanLepore

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