Redskins FB Darrel Young expressed his interest in re-signing with the team.
“I said that Alfred [Morris] and I exchanged jerseys [after the playoff loss to the Packers], we signed it to each other, finally said that we’re brothers, brother for life regardless of what happens,” Young said, via the Redskins’ official site. “My contract is up, his is up, Chris Thompson, you know, paved the way I feel like for a couple of years for those guys. It was a part of a lot of great memories and I just hope to be back — if not, it was great.”
Young, 28, signed a three-year, $6.2 million contract back in 2013 and is set to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
Redskins HC Jay Gruden admitted to the fullback position being phased out in recent time, but would still like to have Young back for another season.
“It’s a position that really not a lot of teams use nowadays, but there is still a need for it – goal-line situations, short-yardage obviously, then, first- and second-down stuff with the play actions and the running game,” Gruden said. “We’ll address that position but DY has done some great things for this franchise, no question, not only at fullback. He’s scored some touchdowns running the ball and caught the ball extremely ball and then, this year… his biggest impact was probably on special teams — played all four. He did some good things for us. Moving forward, we’ll see how it works out but we’d love to get him back.”
In 2015, Young appeared in all 16 games but only accounted for six carries for 10 yards, to go along with six receptions for 22 yards.
It is worth mentioning that RB Alfred Morris is also set to enter the open market.
We will provide more information regarding Young and the Redskins as the news becomes available.