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Postby stomperrob » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:09 pm

Shouldn't be a big deal given the rookie salary cap, but this article states there is some difficulty in getting this done:
Posted at 07:33 PM ET, 07/16/2012
Robert Griffin III a no-show as rookies report to Redskins Park
By Mark Maske

Quarterback Robert Griffin III was not on hand Monday when other Washington Redskins rookies reported to Redskins Park for workouts prior to next week’s opening of training camp.

Griffin remains unsigned. He said last week that he’d hoped to sign a contract in time to report with his fellow rookies Monday for conditioning and classroom work prior to training camp. But the team and Griffin’s representatives continue to try to complete a four-year deal that is expected to be worth about $21 million under the sport’s rookie pay system. Griffin’s contract is expected to be fully guaranteed and contain a signing bonus of approximately $13.8 million.

Unsigned players cannot report to training camp, under NFL rules. A person familiar with the situation said that Griffin and guard Josh LeRibeus, a third-round draft choice who also remains unsigned, were not on hand Monday at Redskins Park. Griffin was in the D.C. area, as he attended the U.S. basketball exhibition games against Brazil at Verizon Center Monday night.

Several people with knowledge of the negotiations said Monday the main sticking point in the Griffin negotiations, as with the negotiations for the other unsigned top picks in the draft, is “offset” language in the deal. Teams are seeking contract language that would allow them, if they release the player and he signs with another team, to pay the released player less than the money guaranteed in the contract. A team, in that case, would be able to subtract the amount that the player earns from his new team. Players are resisting such contract language.

Those people with knowledge of the negotiations said that obstacle is significant but they nevertheless expect Griffin’s representatives and the Redskins to work out the final details of the contract relatively soon. One of those people also expressed doubt that Griffin would sign a contract before fellow prized rookie quarterback Andrew Luck, the top overall selection in the draft in April by the Indianapolis Colts, signs his deal. Griffin was taken second overall by the Redskins.

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Re: RGIII not signed

Postby Wood Chipper » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:24 pm

He ca only be offered so much and Snyder isn't stingy, so what is the big deal? I thought RG3 had class.
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Re: RGIII not signed

Postby Cowboys 4 life » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:58 am

QB Griffin III signs 4-year deal with Redskins
The Associated Press – 1 hour 31 minutes ago

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins ended their contract impasse Wednesday when the rookie quarterback signed a four-year, fully guaranteed deal worth $21.1 million. It also includes a club option for a fifth year.

Griffin's agent, Ben Dogra, told The Associated Press that the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback agreed to terms and will be in Redskins rookie camp on Wednesday.

Griffin, the second overall pick in the draft out of Baylor, announced the news on Twitter, writing, ''Well people....It's Time to go to Work!!! Off the unemployment line and oh yea HTTR!!!''

The latter stands for ''Hail To The Redskins,'' the team's fight song.

Griffin will be on the field Wednesday for the third day of a five-day rookie camp. He wasn't considered a holdout because training camp doesn't officially begin until July 26.

The Redskins traded their first-round choices in 2012, 2013 and 2014 as well as their second-round pick this year to the St. Louis Rams on March 10 for the right to move up four spots to take Griffin.

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Re: RGIII SIGNED

Postby stomperrob » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:01 pm

Def good news after grabbing him in my 2 QB league! ;-D ;-D
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Re: RGIII SIGNED

Postby Dawinner127 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:18 pm

Is it strange that he got all of it guaranteed? I mean they already put all the eggs in one basket by trading 3 1st-rounders and a 2nd-rounder, but to guarantee all of that $21.1 million?
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Re: RGIII SIGNED

Postby stomperrob » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:23 pm

Dawinner127 wrote:Is it strange that he got all of it guaranteed? I mean they already put all the eggs in one basket by trading 3 1st-rounders and a 2nd-rounder, but to guarantee all of that $21.1 million?



Most teams prob wouldn't do that, but Snider loves throwing money at big name players - he's wasted a lot more than this on players who didn't turn out so kinda looks like a bargain on a player with lots of upside in comparison.
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Re: RGIII SIGNED

Postby Wood Chipper » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:26 pm

Hopefully he pans out for the team. Lord knows they need it.
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Re: RGIII SIGNED

Postby stomperrob » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:58 pm

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 08/02/2012 TheWashingtonPost
Redskins preseason: Griffin, starters will get 12-20 snaps against Bills Aug. 9
By Mike Jones

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Thursday that he plans to play rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III and the rest of his starters for 12 to 20 snaps when they open the preseason against the Buffalo Bills next Thursday.

The Redskins will play at Buffalo on Aug. 9. Shanahan said his plan for Griffin is no different than normal procedure for a starting quarterback. The following week, the coach plans to play Griffin and the starters for a half, and they likely will play into the third quarter the following week. Shanahan said he doesn’t usually play his starters in the fourth preseason game and expects to stick with that plan.

Shanahan believes that Griffin will be well prepared because he has seen a lot of 11-on-11 action that has featured down-and-distance and timed drills.

“We’re trying to put players in those situations that are game-like situations,” Shanahan said. “We’ve got everybody on the sideline, we’re playing it just like a game. You try to put a guy like Robert through as many game-type situations as possible, and hopefully it gets him ready a little bit quicker.”


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