Redskins Start Process of Signing Drafted Players
The days of NFL players holding out all the way up to, and into preseason after being drafted, are over. In this day and age drafted players already have a set amount of money established for them to make. That leads to players signing their deals and getting to camp a lot quicker. That being said, the Redskins started signing their 2015 draft class this week just days after finalizing the 2015 NFL Draft itself.
The first to agree to terms was seventh-round draft pick center Austin Reiter. Reiter will sign a three-year contract worth around $1.6 million and receive a $75,000 signing bonus. Fourth-round receiver Jamison Crowder (4 years, $2.7 million), sixth-round cornerback Tevin Mitchel (4 years $2 million) and sixth-round safety Kyshoen Jarrett (4 years $2 million) also agreed to deals.
All four players will officially sign their deals either Sunday or Monday when they arrive at Redskins Park.
The fast negotiation process is a product of change in the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) just a few seasons back. Rookies pay is now determined on a rookie wage scale that depends on which round and which pick you were drafted in.