‘Skins scoop: Redskins ink Matt Ioannidis to contract extension

Posted at 1:55 PM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 17:41:14-04

Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys fights for yards against Matthew Ioannidis. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – Set to become a free agent after the 2019 season, Matt Ioannidis won’t be going anywhere.

The Redskins locked-up the defensive end for three more years, the team announced Thursday afternoon. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport report Ioannidis’s three-year extension has a base value of $21.75 million. $14 million is guaranteed money.

Matthew Ioannidis #98 of the Washington Redskins. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Ioannidis, a fifth-round selection by the ‘Skins in the 2016 NFL Draft, recorded 23 tackles and 7.5 sacks in 14 games last season – both totals (tackles and sackes) are career highs.

In three seasons, Ioannidis has appeared in 38 games. Over the past two seasons, he has started 14 games and produced 12 sacks and 28 quarterback hits.