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Former Washington DE Ryan Kerrigan announces he will join division foe Philadelphia Eagles

Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan said goodbye to the Washington Football Team after 10 seasons in a heartfelt Instagram post late Sunday evening.
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Washington Football Team defensive end Ryan Kerrigan (91) celebrates during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Daniel Kucin Jr.)

WASHINGTON — Ryan Kerrigan's days in Washington are over. The Washington Football Team's all-time sack leader announced on his Instagram page Monday morning that he will join the Philadelphia Eagles. 

"I know I probably wasn’t your favorite player over the past decade, but Philadelphia Eagles fans I’m fired up to be playing for you guys now! LFG!!!" Kerrigan posted on his Instagram page. 

Kerrigan also used his Instagram page to tell Washington fans that his 10-season run with WFT was coming to a close. 

"I’ll never be able to sum up what these past 10 years have meant to me in an Instagram post, but what I can say is that they have been some of the best of my life," the defensive end said Sunday. "I hope you had as much fun watching me as I did playing for you. Thank you, Washington, for everything."

Credit: Ryan Kerrigan

A product of Purdue University, Kerrigan spent his entire career playing for Washington. He amassed 95.5 sacks, good for 44th all-time and making him the franchise leader in sacks for Washington. Kerrigan was a four-time Pro Bowler (2012, 2016-2018).

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He finishes his Washington career with 156 games, 95.5 sacks, three interceptions, and three defensive touchdowns. He was selected to four pro bowls during his time in Washington. At one point, Kerrigan started 139 straight games. The streak ended after suffering a concussion during the 2019 season. 

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Kerrigan only started one game during the 2020 season for Washington but played in all 16 contests. He said after Washington's final game of the season that he still wants to play in the NFL. 

"I definitely want to be a starter," Kerrigan said. "I think any player would say that. I don't think anybody just wants to settle for being a role player or a reserve player. I definitely feel like I've still got a lot of ball in me, a lot of good productive years ahead."

Kerrigan has been extremely active in the charity scene in D.C. The Ryan Kerrigan Leukemia Golf Classic, presented by WiSC Enterprises, is a charity golf tournament he hosts every spring that brings together local business owners and women and members of the Washington Football Team for a day of golf in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's mission. 

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