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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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Jordan Reed missed OTAs Tuesday but was still putting in work with Chad Johnson

Jordan Reed missed OTAs Tuesday but was still putting in work with Chad Johnson

Jordan Reed was reportedly absent from the Redskins' voluntary OTA practice on Tuesday, but a picture on Twitter shows the stud tight end didn't skip the session just so he could lounge around on the couch.

Chad Johnson, expert on all things such as repeatedly hauling in footballs and transforming the end zone into the 18th green at Augusta National, posted this photo of him, Reed and one other fellow, presumably following a workout:

For those who want to freak out that Washington's top offensive threat didn't show up in Ashburn for his team's OTAs, it's important to remember that 1) it was not required and 2) judging by that snapshot, Reed has had no trouble staying in football shape on his own or finding people to hone his craft with.

By the way, peep that hashtag from Johnson. When a six-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro uses the word legendary to refer to someone else, that someone else should feel pretty good about himself. 

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Josh Norman lands in NFL Top 100 for second straight season

Josh Norman lands in NFL Top 100 for second straight season

Josh Norman is the third Redskins player voted to the NFL Top 100 list for 2017 (so far). The annual ranking, voted on by current NFL players, unveiled No. 60 through 51 on NFL Network Monday night. 

Norman landed at No. 59, joining teammates Jordan Reed (65) and Kirk Cousins (70). This marks the second straight season that the cornerback was voted into the Top 100 by his peers. 

In 2016, Norman was ranked No. 11 on the heels of a Super Bowl berth with the Carolina Panthers. 

The 2016 season was Norman's first with the Redskins, signing a $75 million contract to come to Washington after being released by the Panthers. 

He started all 16 games for the Redskins and finished the season with 67 tackles, 19 passes defensed and three interceptions. Two of those picks came in the same game against the Bears in Week 16. 

Norman enters the 2017 season as the team's top corner and one of the leaders of the defense, which saw a change of coordinator with Greg Manusky replacing Joe Barry.

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