Sunday, May 6, 2012

Redskins Sign Rookies

Today, via the teams Twitter page, the Washington Redskins announced the signings of three draft picks. The team tweets even included photos of the players signing their contracts.

The first of the three signed yesterday. Fifth round draft pick and offensive tackle Adam Gettis signed his deal yesterday afternoon.

This morning, the Redskins inked their two sixth round picks. Running back Alfred Morris and offensive tackle Tom Compton both signed their rookie contracts.

This morning also concluded the Redskins rookie mini camp. Rookie mini camp is a chance for the team to bring in undrafted free agents to see if their worth a contract. Mainly players from small schools, NCAA D-1AA and D-II, are invited to participate.

This morning was the final practice where the players participated in team drills and situational play. It wasn't pretty and it wasn't perfect, but, the Redskins were impressed by a few players.

Once again, via their Twitter page, the Redskins announced the signings of five undrafted rookie free agents that participated in the camp this weekend.

Utah wide receiver Brian Hernandez, Marshall defensive lineman Delvin Johnson, Kent State wide receiver Samuel Kirkland, Oklahoma State offensive lineman Nick Martinez, and Florida State tight end Beau Reliford all received rookie contracts upon finishing the rookie mini camp.

Most of these new guys will only contend for back-up spots. However, a few could possibly surprise us and make it to the field on game days.

The Redskins have four more drafted players, including Robert Griffin III, left to sign. Look for them to have their contracts in hand within the next couple of weeks.

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