Young, Paulsen and Jackson would have become restricted free agents. Young will receive a $1 million signing bonus in a contract with a maximum value of $6.2 million.
Young and Paulsen were undrafted and have spent three years in Washington. Primarily a blocker for tailback Alfred Morris, Young rushed 14 times for 60 yards last year. He also caught eight passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns.
Paulsen started 10 regular season games in 2012, catching a career-high 25 passes for 308 yards and one touchdown. He also caught a touchdown pass in the Redskins' playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Jackson, a seventh-round draft pick by the Redskins in 2008, started 14 games last year and had 4½ sacks filling in for injured outside linebacker Brian Orakpo.
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