As we wait for Robert Griffin III to sign his rookie contract, a lot of interested folks are saying that once Andrew Luck signs or once more players drafted in the top eight in the draft sign, RG3s deal will fall into line.But there is a problem with that line of thinking. Griffin cant wait for Luck to sign. It looks like Luck wont sign until at least a week after Griffin is scheduled to report to training camp.After tweeting on multiple occasions that Luck is close to signing his contract, Colts owner Jim Irsay has changed his tune somewhat. He said last night that Luck will be in training camp on time. The Colts rookies are scheduled to report on July 25.The Redskins rookies report this Monday, July 16. If Griffin waits for Luck to get his deal done before he signs he could miss a lot of valuable time.And the Redskins and Ben Dogra, Griffins agent, wont be able to rely on guidance from the contracts of any other top-five picks without Griffin missing significant time. After the Redskins he next team with a top-five pick to report is the Browns, who go in on the 24th.So if Griffin is going to join his teammates on time Dogra and the Redskins are going to have to find some middle ground on whatever detail issues remain. The money is set by the CBA. He will get a shade over 21 million over four years with a signing bonus of about 14 million with all of the money guaranteed.
Trent Williams went under the knife for his first-ever knee surgery about seven months ago.
Plenty of Redskins fans worried that the Pro Bowl left tackle might not be ready to go when the 2018 season starts.
Worry no more.
Yes, that is Williams working out with veteran running back Adrian Peterson. And by the looks of it, Williams' knee looks just fine.
Williams tore his right patella tendon last fall, but continued to play through the pain while the Redskins chances of a playoff bid remained. Once that window got firmly closed after an ugly Thursday night loss in Dallas, Williams contemplated sitting out, but other injuries on the line had already decimated the Redskins. Eventually, Williams shut down his season after a blowout loss in Los Angeles to open December.
This offseason, Williams got the knee repaired. Washington coach Jay Gruden said repeatedly during the offseason that he expected Williams ready to go for training camp, and the workout videos suggest that to be the case.
This is great news for the Redskins offense, and for new quarterback Alex Smith. Expect Washington to be cautious with Williams, particularly in the early going of training camp in Richmond, but like Trent tweeted, "the walk says it all."
The walk says it all 🦍 pic.twitter.com/jzG36iwela— Trent Williams (@TrentW71) July 17, 2018
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Now we are taking it one step further and ranking the 53 players we think will make the team.
The rankings are determined by who we think will have the most impact on the 2018 Redskins.
No consideration was given for past performance or for what a particular player might do down the road. We’ll be revealing the rankings between now and the start of training camp.
Today we’re starting up the list with the players we ranked from 31-53, Here are some of the players in our latest update:
— Seven of the team’s draft picks, including the pick they made last week.
— All three specialists.
— The team’s leading rusher from 2017.
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