This Friday-Sunday in Ashburn, Va., the newest members of the Washington Redskins will take the field for the first time to participate in the team's rookie minicamp. Just a day before the action kicks off, 80 percent of the 2019 draft class officially became part of the franchise.
Signing eight of the team's 10 players that were selected in the last weekend of April, the Redskins agreed to terms with Dwayne Haskins, Bryce Love, Wes Martin, Ross Piersbacher, Jordan Brailford, Cole Holcomb, Kelvin Harmon and Jimmy Moreland.
Thursday was also guard Wes Martin's birthday, so that's a pretty cool present to get.
Though a majority of the numbers involved in the deals have not yet been released, the standard rookie contract stipulates that all eight of these players are signed to four-year deals with a fifth-year option.
Reading that list of names, you have probably noticed Montez Sweat and Terry McLaurin missing. Washington's second first-round pick and only third-round choice were not part of the group to sign on Thursday. However, as NBC Sports Washington's JP Finlay explained, it's a little too early to hit the panic button on that situation.
So Redskins signed all their draft picks but Montez Sweat and Terry McLaurin. 3rd round picks often take longer bc of offset language, so no big deal with McLaurin. Sweat not signing yet is kinda interesting but way too early to be a thing— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) May 9, 2019
The good news is Sweat and McLaurin will still be present this weekend, and they have time to lock the down remaining rookies down. The better news: Washington's rookie draft class is almost complete, and that includes their potential quarterback of the future.
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