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Redskins give Doughty a second-round tender

The Redskins gave safety Reed Doughty a second-round tender, people familiar with the move said today.

Doughty rebounded nicely last season after his 2008 season was cut short because of back surgery. He supplanted Chris Horton as the starter at strong safety in the second half and finished third on the team with 75 solo tackles (91 overall). Doughty, who also had two sacks and an interception, had a salary of a little more than $542,000. The tender offer is for approximately $1.75 million.

Doughty could be a good fit for the 3-4 scheme the Redskins plan to run under defensive coordinator Jim Haslett. Players in the secondary will have more responsibility in terms of making calls, and Doughty is among the brightest players on the team, coaches and players say.

By Jason Reid  |  March 3, 2010; 11:20 AM ET
Categories:  Jason Reid , Jim Haslett  
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Comments

Encouraging. Reed is a gamer.

Posted by: boothintexas | March 3, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

first to say trade jc to carolina for rb d williams

Posted by: robertg238 | March 3, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

first to say trade jc to carolina for rb d williams

Posted by: robertg238 | March 3, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Good move, always around the football and hits hard.

Posted by: JHvet1 | March 3, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Well, Doughty is no Troy Polamalu but I appreceate his determination and tenacity. He's not the most talented of players but he is an overachiever and a baller.

No one is going to give a 2nd rounder for Doughty, so I guess they really like him and see him in their new scheme.

Posted by: p1funk | March 3, 2010 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Can they coach him to play FS?

Posted by: Salinas1 | March 3, 2010 11:29 AM | Report abuse

not bad for a former late rounder to get a 2nd rd tender... nice raise...

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | March 3, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

I was looking at how the tender offers work. It's weird that the team could offer a tender worth less money to JC than Doughty's or Golston's and get a higher pick as compensation (1st for Campbell vs 2nd rounders for Doughty or Golston) because Campbell was drafted higher. Does anyone know what tender was actually offered to Campbell? BTW, if you're interested in interpreting this tender offer stuff, there's detail about at the following link:

http://nfllabor.com/category/contract-tenders/

Scroll down to the February 19th post.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 3, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Is too a bait move. Someone calls up and says "Hey, I'm willing to give you a third rounder for Golston. You interested?" Or "I'm willing to trade Tom Brady for Golston. You interested?" Either way, he's gone. The second round tag is the bait.

Posted by: League-Source | March 3, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

I guess we'll see when all those trade offers start rolling in right?

It's a move to protect themselves. Not bait teams into making a trade.

Posted by: dfbovey | March 3, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

No one is going to give a 2nd rounder for Doughty, so I guess they really like him and see him in their new scheme.

Posted by: p1funk | March 3, 2010 11:29 AM |

Could mean that they want a third-rounder for him. They must still have doubts about him. If they were crazy for him, they would sign him to a three-year contract, not a one-year that makes him a UFA this time next year.

Posted by: League-Source | March 3, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

I think those guys are making millions already. But it is an interesting idea. Find one of the lesser known sumo wrestlers, make them imagine they are in an 8 ft. circle with C and 2 G's, and push them back into QB. Nice.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 3, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse


Especially a 3-4 NT, where the primary purpose of your existence is basically to stand there and not get pushed back.

I don't think the yokozuna would necessarily be interested, but if Antonio Gates can convert to tight end, why can't a 350 pound professional wrestler trained in the art of pushing around other 350 pound professional wrestlers convert to a NT?

Posted by: p1funk | March 3, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

When are they going to make an offer to JC?

Posted by: wattsicon | March 3, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Could mean that they want a third-rounder for him. They must still have doubts about him. If they were crazy for him, they would sign him to a three-year contract, not a one-year that makes him a UFA this time next year.

Posted by: League-Source | March 3, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse


I don't see anyone giving a 3rd rounder for him.

I think they give him a one-year tender b/c they like him enough to see how he works out in their new D-scheme. If he works out, then they'll give him an extension. If not, he's gone.

Even if he plays well, I don't think the FO envisions getting into a bidding war for Reed Doughty after this season, and I would agree.

Posted by: p1funk | March 3, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

I was looking at how the tender offers work. It's weird that the team could offer a tender worth less money to JC than Doughty's or Golston's and get a higher pick as compensation (1st for Campbell vs 2nd rounders for Doughty or Golston) because Campbell was drafted higher. Does anyone know what tender was actually offered to Campbell? BTW, if you're interested in interpreting this tender offer stuff, there's detail about at the following link:

http://nfllabor.com/category/contract-tenders/

Scroll down to the February 19th post.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 3, 2010 11:34 AM

RSH JC if tendered at original draft round will make over 3mill based on 110% of his previous year salary

Posted by: TWISI | March 3, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

I don't see anyone giving a 3rd rounder for him.

I think they give him a one-year tender b/c they like him enough to see how he works out in their new D-scheme. If he works out, then they'll give him an extension. If not, he's gone.

Even if he plays well, I don't think the FO envisions getting into a bidding war for Reed Doughty after this season, and I would agree.

Posted by: p1funk | March 3, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

The smart money is to keep all 3 strong safeties this year. Doughty and Landry have really low trade value right now. Doughty is still coming off the injury and Landry was playing out of position. Let them play in this new system and see if you can drive up their trade value then move one of them next year. That would be my plan anyway.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 3, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

I guess we'll see when all those trade offers start rolling in right?

It's a move to protect themselves. Not bait teams into making a trade.

Posted by: dfbovey | March 3, 2010 11:35 AM

I think we'll see which players get three year contracts and which get only one-year contracts, right?

Posted by: League-Source | March 3, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

blimp, blimp

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 3, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Beep Beep

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 3, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

blimp, blimp

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 3, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

beep beep, Mac's turn.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 3, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

LS;

They wont be signing a lot of new contracts for the RFA's since there might not be a league to play in next year.

So they give them the minimum to keep them here, 1 year tender, and see how it plyas out.

Especially with other large contracts on the books into 2011 like big Al etc. that will be dead money.

Posted by: Zeebs | March 3, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Have they/are they going to make offers to:

Hunter Smith (UFA)
Levi Jones (UFA)
Jason Campbell
Todd Yoder
Anthony Montgomery
Rocky Mac
Chris Wilson
Will Montgomery (please, no)
Randy Thomas - no (UFA)
Stephen Heyer - (minimum only)
Renaldo Wynn - Probably not (UFA)
Carlos Rogers

What's going on with these UFA's and RFA's?

Posted by: edvar | March 3, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

beep

Posted by: TWISI | March 3, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Hope Doughty stays. He's a solid safety who's a team guy...

Posted by: sovine08 | March 3, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

he's among the brightest players but also among the most limited athletically.

Doughty is one slow strong safety and is victimized on cutbacks while filling near the line and in short zone coverage.

Hard to imagine Reed as more than a backup on a Redskins team that is ready to compete for a playoff spot down the line.

Posted by: leopard09 | March 3, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

I don't think he's among the brightest - I think he is absolutely the brightest. He was First team Academic All-American plus was also a finalist for the Draddy Trophy, known as the "Academic Heisman."

Posted by: soccerman | March 3, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

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