Jonathan Allen under contract with Washington through 2021

The Washington Redskins exercised defensive tackle Jonathan Allen's fifth-year team option for 2021.

What It Means:

Allen has provided at least 6.0 sacks each of the past two seasons after missing most of his rookie year with a Lisfranc injury. Washington is hoping their 2017 first-rounder will be able to take a step forward in new head coach Ron Rivera's 4-3 defensive scheme. He will likely move to defensive tackle after playing on the outside in a 3-4 alignment to start his career.

Allen graded 51st overall on Pro Football Focus out of 57 interior linemen with at least 500 defensive snaps last season.