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Griffin Signs Four-Year, $21 Million Contract With NFL Redskins

July 18, 2012

Quarterback Robert Griffin III signed a four-year, $21.1 million contract with the Washington Redskins and the second pick in the National Football League draft reported to rookie training camp today.

Griffin’s deal will be fully guaranteed and allows the team an option to extend it for a fifth year, according to Ben Dogra, his agent. Griffin signed this morning and will participate in all activities today, Dogra said in an e-mail.

“Well people....It’s Time to go to Work!!! Off the unemployment line and oh yeah HTTR!!!!” Griffin said on Twitter, referencing the team’s fight song, “Hail to the Redskins.”

The Redskins traded their first-round picks for the next three years, along with a second-round choice, to the St. Louis Rams to move up to draft the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner. The 22- year-old quarterback threw for 4,293 yards and 37 touchdowns with six interceptions while leading Baylor University to the Alamo Bowl last season.

Coach Mike Shanahan has named Griffin the Redskins’ starter, the Washington Post (WPO:US) said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Aaron Kuriloff in New York at akuriloff@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net


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