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3 on III: RG3's agent 'wins' the negotiation

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3 on III: RG3's agent 'wins' the negotiation

Three thoughts on Robert Griffin III signing his rookie contract:I.
Griffin really wasnt missing much by not being at Redskins Park. The rules allowing teams to have rookies report as early as July 5 just went into effect this year so its not something that Cam Newton, Andy Dalton, Matt Ryan, Joe Flacco or any other rookie quarterback had before their successful rookie seasons.Still, he was missing time where he could go over the playbook and watch film with the coaching staff and its certainly better that he is there than pumping iron on his own and tweeting about his new adidas ad.II.
It looks like Ben Dogra, Griffins agent, won the standoff with the Redskins. Mike Florio is reporting that there is no offset language in RG3s contract. That means that if the Redskins release him before the deal is up they will owe him the full amount of the guaranteed contract regardless of what another team might pay him.Of course, there is exactly zero chance that the Redskins will cut Griffin in the next four years so the offset language meant nothing to him. It did mean something to Dogra, who can tell future clients that he was able to avoid offsets. It also matters for the rest of the top eight picks, none of whom has signed and can now point to RG3s deal and say they shouldnt have offset clauses either.III.
Per the CBA, the Redskins will not be able to renegotiate or extend Griffins contract until he has played for three years. There is a team option for a fifth year and the pay for that season would be based on the salaries of the top 10 quarterbacks in the NFL. One would hope that if Griffin is even modestly successful he and the Redskins will have a new deal in place even before that comes into play.

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Injuries to Marshall and Perine will open the door for Kapri Bibbs to make the Redskins

Injuries to Marshall and Perine will open the door for Kapri Bibbs to make the Redskins

Following the Redskins' Week 2 preseason win over the Jets on Thursday, Jay Gruden said both Byron Marshall and Samaje Perine were "OK" after the two running backs each left the game with injuries. Marshall's was labeled a lower-leg issue, while Perine's injury was called a twisted ankle.

Timetables for their recoveries were then reported on Friday, and while the two members of the backfield escaped anything too severe, they will each be sidelined for decent chunks of time.

Perine will miss a week, according to Mike Garafolo. Marshall, meanwhile, is looking at a longer two-to-four week recovery, per Tom Pelissero. Those pieces of news hurt them in more ways than one.

Derrius Guice's torn ACL in Week 1 of the team's exhibition schedule meant that Marshall and Perine both had a big-time opportunity to step up and earn a spot on Washington's 53-man roster, spots that were harder to envision for them when Guice was healthy.

Overall, the two were slated to compete with Kapri Bibbs for what will likely be two spaces on the depth chart behind the absolutely safe Chris Thompson and Rob Kelley. Now, though, they'll be forced to sit until they're healed up, giving Bibbs more chances in practice and the two remaining August contests to earn Jay Gruden's trust.

Against New York, Bibbs struggled on the ground but led the offense with seven grabs, including a 29-yard gain off a screen play. That performance absolutely brought him closer in the race with Marshall, who scored vs. the Patriots a week earlier. Next, he'll need to prove he can run effectively between the tackles vs. the Broncos in Week 3, which will put some heat on Perine as well.

The 'Skins have 15 days left until they have to finalize their regular season roster. As things stand now amongst the running backs, Bibbs presently has a real shot at stealing a job from the two shelved RBs. But with the way this race has unfolded thus far, that can all change in a split second. 

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Redskins 53-man roster projection, ver. 2.0

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Redskins 53-man roster projection, ver. 2.0

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The Redskins are halfway through the preseason and the first two games may have done more to muddy the waters when it comes to who will make the 53-man roster than they did to clarify things. 

Here is my second training camp prediction of who will make the final cut for the Redskins. See where players are safe and where the hot spots are for competition. 

Among the big battles taking shape:

—An injury and one player’s impressive preseason have juggled the wide receiver depth chart. 

—With Orlando Scandrick cut, the cornerback position looks set but the rookies had better not do anything to shake the coaches’ confidence in them. 

—There are seven safeties who may be worthy of roster spots, but only four are likely to make it. 

—Despite the Hogan-led rally last night, it still looks like the roster will have only two QBs. 

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