Refresh  
  Page last updated on Tue Aug 04 22:19:29 EDT 2015
TOP NEWS
REDSKINS SIGN CONTRACT WITH ROOKIE QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III
Mon, 23 Jul 2012 07:26 AM EDT

The Washington Redskins signed No. 2 pick Robert Griffin III to a 4-year contract worth $21.12 million and includes a signing bonus of $13.8 million.

Griffin and Carolina Panthers’ linebacker Luke Kuechly, the 9th pick in the 2012 draft, were the lone top-10 picks to sign rookie agreements. Neither of the contracts includes offset language, which is utilized in most contracts and lowers the payment a team owes in the event that player is cut and signs with a new team.

Griffin missed the first 2 days of rookie training camp waiting for his deal situation to be settled. The depth chart at QB needs no such manipulation.

Head coach Mike Shanahan said Griffin is the Redskins’ starter and he anticipates that’ll be the case September 9 when the regular season starts against the New Orleans.

Shanahan, who coached the Broncos to consecutive Super Bowl titles in 1997 and 1998, believes that Robert Griffin III will take Redskins back to the top of the NFL. He made the statement when the Washington Redskins traded three 1st-round draft picks and a second-rounder to St. Louis on March 9 for the inalienable right to move up four spots to take Griffin second overall last month, wasted no time in naming him the Washington’ starter ahead of incumbent Rex Grossman and fellow rookie Kirk Cousins.

“He’s the starter, period,” Shanahan claimed after Griffin and his fellow rookies completed a 3-day minicamp at Redskins Park on May 6. “The reason we gave up what we gave up is he will do some things that I believe no has done.” Scores

Griffin, the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner, fits the mold of the kind of QB Shanahan has had success with. He worked with mobile Hall-Of-Fame QBs John Elway and Steve Young during 14 of his previous 27 NFL seasons.

“It’s difficult to find that guy who can throw the football (so well) and has Olympic-type speed,” Shanahan recounted. “Robert does something that you can’t teach. He will be able to make plays when everything breaks down. The great QBs that I have been around, the great quarterbacks that have won Super Bowls (can do that). I actually believe (Robert) can make any throw. … And with his speed, he will get on the edge and do things that most QBs can’t do. We are going to adjust our program to what he feels comfortable with. We’ll watch him grow.”

Shanahan said that Griffin is growing so comfortable with the offense that coordinator Kyle Shanahan spent 6 hours teaching him before minicamp. Then the Redskins didn’t have a busted play call — and only 1 ball hit the ground — in the 5-day minicamp.

Griffin wasn’t signed but did organize a multi-day throwing session with one or two of the team’s receivers. His abilities in leadership are a strength and even owner Dan Snyder perspectives Griffin as the present and future face of the organization.

1 or 2 teams plan to stay the course with offset language. The Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones have always included the condition in contracts and don’t plan to buckle in negotiations with 6th overall pick Morris Claiborne whether or not that’s the case with other teams.


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
BASEBALL 6/5/2015 - 8/12/2015
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
New York Mets
2
Washington Nationals
3
Los Angeles Dodgers
4
Chicago White Sox
5
Los Angeles Angels
08/04/2015
ATP - Washington, USAKUDLA, DENIS vs. ROLA, BLAZ2:20 PM PST
ATP - Washington, USAPOSPISIL, VASEK vs. YOUNG, DONALD3:50 PM PST
MLBDiamondbacks vs Nationals4:05 PM PST
MLBCubs vs Pirates4:05 PM PST
MLBDodgers vs Phillies4:05 PM PST
MLBRed Sox vs Yankees4:05 PM PST
MLBGiants vs Braves4:10 PM PST
MLBMets vs Marlins4:10 PM PST
ATP - Washington, USADUCKWORTH, JAMES vs. NISHIKORI, KEI4:30 PM PST
WTA - Washingtin, USAPAVLYUCHENKOVA, ANASTASIA vs. RYBARIKOVA, MAGDALENA4:55 PM PST
MLBAstros vs Rangers5:05 PM PST
MLBPadres vs Brewers5:10 PM PST
MLBRays vs White Sox5:10 PM PST
WTA - Washingtin, USAMARAND, SANAZ vs. KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA5:10 PM PST
MLBMariners vs Rockies5:40 PM PST
ATP - Washington, USACHUNG, HYEON vs. CILIC, MARIN5:50 PM PST
WTA - Stanford, USAKERBER, ANGELIQUE vs. GAVRILOVA, DARIA7:00 PM PST
MLBOrioles vs Athletics7:05 PM PST
MLBIndians vs Angels7:05 PM PST
WTA - Washingtin, USASTEPHENS, SLOANE vs. LINETTE, MAGDA7:15 PM PST
WTA - Stanford, USADATE-KRUMM, KIMIKO vs. LISICKI, SABINE8:15 PM PST
08/05/2015
MLBRays vs White Sox11:10 AM PST
MLBMariners vs Rockies12:10 PM PST
MLBOrioles vs Athletics12:35 PM PST
MLBIndians vs LA Angels12:35 PM PST
MLBDiamondbacks vs Nationals4:05 PM PST
MLBCubs vs Pirates4:05 PM PST
MLBLA Dodgers vs Phillies4:05 PM PST
MLBRed Sox vs NY Yankees4:05 PM PST
MLBTwins vs Blue Jays4:05 PM PST
MLBRoyals vs Tigers4:05 PM PST
MLBNY Mets vs Marlins4:10 PM PST
MLBGiants vs Braves4:10 PM PST
MLBCardinals vs Reds4:10 PM PST
MLBAstros vs Rangers5:05 PM PST
MLBPadres vs Brewers5:10 PM PST
08/06/2015
CFLEdmonton Eskimos vs B.C. Lions7:05 PM PST
08/07/2015
CFLMontreal Alouettes vs Ottawa Redblacks4:35 PM PST

x