Wednesday, July 18, 2012

And Then There Was One...

LeRibeus, above white, snaps to RG3, above yellow, during mini camp. (Photo:
The Redskins have signed all but one player from their 2012 draft to rookie contracts. Third round draft pick Josh LeRibeus has not yet agreed to terms and his holdout continues.

LeRibeus, an offensive lineman from SMU, saw reps at both guard and center for the Redskins during mini camp and can play both positions very well. Standing at 6-2 and weighing 311 pounds, LeRibeus has the height of a center or a guard. It wouldn't be all that surprising if LeRibeus got the start at either position following training camp.

According to a report, LeRibeus' agent, Jordan Woy, has been in constant communication with the Redskins about his clients contract. However, a deal has yet to be reached. There is no word on how far apart the two sides are on negotiations.

It is far more important that LeRibeus be at training camp than Robert Griffin III (Griffin signed his deal this morning). LeRibeus needs to gel with four other players and all five have a direct impact on the success of the team. While Robert Griffin III needs to gel with his receivers, it is far more important that LeRibeus get to work with the rest of the offensive linemen so they can get used to working side by side.

The wait is now on for the final Redskins draft pick to be signed. There is no word yet on when LeRibeus might sign his deal.

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Source: CBS Sports