RGIII signs contract with Redskins

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III talks to reporters during a youth clinic as part of the NFL football rookie symposium at the Cleveland Browns training facility in Berea, Ohio Tuesday, June 26. (AP)

WASHINGTON – The Washington Redskins have signed quarterback Robert Griffin III to a contract.

The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Baylor was the second pick in this year’s draft, but had missed two days of the Redskins’ five-day rookie camp while he was unsigned.

Griffin was due a four-year deal worth about $21 million under the collective bargaining agreement ratified by the NFL and the union to end last year’s lockout. NFL.com’s Albert Breer reports the deal is worth $21,119,098 for four years and is fully guaranteed.

On Wednesday morning, Griffin tweeted he was “off the unemployment line.” Shortly afterward, the Redskins tweeted the news as well.

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