Griffin agrees to terms with Redskins

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Photo - Quarterback Robert Griffin III arrives at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Quarterback Robert Griffin III arrives at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Redskins Confidential,Sports,John Keim

There’s no chance of a training camp holdout by rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III. He signed his contract this morning and will participate in the rookie workouts, which began Monday. Griffin announced the initial news on his Twitter feed.

Griffin received a four-year, $21 million contract with all the money guaranteed, according to the source. One of the sticking points had been whether or not all the money would be guaranteed in the unlikely event that Griffin is released after a few years. He’s the first of the top eight picks in the April draft to have signed.

The rest of the Redskins rookies had reported Monday, but Griffin would not have been considered a holdout until training camp opens on July 26. It’s not as if missing the two days set Griffin back at all. This week is mostly about review. Griffin also was in town and easily could have worked with teammates away from the facility.

Third-round pick Josh LeRibeus is now the only unsigned Redskins rookie. But unlike Griffin he’s slated to be a backup. Griffin’s arrival means no training camp drama about his negotiations. Considering the importance he plays to the team this season and in the future, it was imperative that he get to camp on time.

The Redskins report for training camp July 25 with practice starting a day later.

 

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John Keim

Staff Reporter - Washington Redskins
The Washington Examiner