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At the very least, he plans to be under contract by the time training camp starts Thursday. The new entry-level compensation system will limit new players’ salaries, but it does not slot them into a specific amount. There still is room for individual negotiation, but Kerrigan does not want to hold out.

“Who wants to miss practice?” Kerrigan said. “I want to get better, especially since I’m making the transition [from defensive end] to outside linebacker.”

Beck, meanwhile, is itching to begin the Redskins‘ summer quarterback controversy. He likely will compete for the starting job with Rex Grossman, a free agent the Redskins are expected to re-sign by the end of the week.

“When I go to bed at night and wake up in the morning, that’s what I’ve been striving after,” Beck said. “This is it. This is what I’ve put in all the work for. I’m just excited to get going.”