Ryan Kerrigan grateful to be named as one of the ’90 greatest’ in Washington history

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It’s been a busy summer for former Washington defensive end Ryan Kerrigan. Kerrigan signed a one-day contract with Washington in July so could he retire with the franchise where he spent the first nine seasons of his NFL career.

Next, head coach Ron Rivera brought Kerrigan onto the coaching staff to “shadow” the defensive coaches in an effort to see if coaching was something the all-time franchise leader in sacks wanted to do.

During his retirement announcement in July, Kerrigan mentioned coaching as a possibility for him moving forward.

On Thursday, Kerrigan received another honor as he was one of 10 men named to the “90 greatest” players/coaches in Washington’s 90-year franchise history.

Afterward, Kerrigan spoke of the prestigious honor.

“It’s pretty damn cool, man,” Kerrigan said according to Bijan Todd of NBC Sports Washington. “Obviously, 90-year history of this franchise—to be part of that group is pretty special to me.”

Several players who played with Kerrigan also were honored, such as Chris Cooley, Santana Moss, London Fletcher, DeAngelo Hall and longtime teammate, Trent Williams.

Williams was Washington’s first-round pick in 2010, while Kerrigan was the first-round pick in 2011.

Kerrigan was happy to be honored alongside Williams.

“I always loved Trent as a teammate, loved him as a friend, and it’s awesome to still see him playing so well,” Kerrigan said. “Definitely a well-deserved honor for him as well.”

The pair were teammates for nine seasons in Washington and often represented the franchise in the Pro Bowl.

Kerrigan spent the 2020 season with the Philadelphia Eagles. During his nine seasons with Washington, he appeared in 156 games and recorded 95.5 sacks.

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire