See how much money RG3's contract is for


See how much money RG3's contract is for

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ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins ended their contract impasse Wednesday when the rookie quarterback signed a four-year, fully guaranteed deal worth 21.1 million. It also includes a club option for a fifth year. Griffin's agent, Ben Dogra, told The Associated Press that the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback agreed to terms and will be in Redskins rookie camp on Wednesday. Griffin, the second overall pick in the draft out of Baylor, announced the news on Twitter, writing, "Well people....It's Time to go to Work!!! Off the unemployment line and oh yea HTTR!!!" The latter stands for "Hail To The Redskins," the team's fight song. Griffin will be on the field Wednesday for the third day of a five-day rookie camp. He wasn't considered a holdout because training camp doesn't officially begin until July 26. The Redskins traded their first-round choices in 2012, 2013 and 2014 as well as their second-round pick this year to the St. Louis Rams on March 10 for the right to move up four spots to take Griffin. Coach Mike Shanahan orchestrated the trade for Griffin, who threw for 4,293 yards and 37 touchdowns with just six interceptions and ran for 699 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2011 while leading Baylor to the Alamo Bowl. Shanahan selected the 22-year-old Griffin the starter ahead of Grossman on the final day of rookie minicamp in May. Washington made the big move after finishing last in the NFC East for a fourth straight year with a 5-11 record in 2011. That was the 16th season in the past 19 in which the Redskins didn't make the playoffs. During that span, they have started 21 quarterbacks. The most recent, Rex Grossman, committed 25 turnovers in 13 starts last season. Offensive lineman Josh LeRibeus, Washington's third-round choice, remains unsigned.

'It wasn't perfect', but Raiders defense made strides vs. Jags


'It wasn't perfect', but Raiders defense made strides vs. Jags

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Raiders defense got embarrassed by Kansas City last week, in front of home fans. That loss to the Chiefs was a boiling point for the NFL’s worst defense, which came under scrutiny for a string of poor performances.

Players weren’t happy allowing yards and points by the bushel, playing in contrast to what they considered great potential.

“Everybody had a bad taste in their mouth,” Khalil Mack said.

The Jacksonville Jaguars were cool mint Scope.

The Raiders defense got right in Sunday’s 33-16 victory at EverBank Field against an offense unable to move the ball downfield. Their 344 yards allowed, while not great, was a season low. Most of that sum came in garbage time, with just 201 yards allowed through three quarters.

Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles was sacked once, hit five times and flustered most of the afternoon.

“You could see him smacking his thighs, throwing his head down and his hands up,” cornerback David Amerson said. “I could see that the front seven did a good job harassing him the whole time, getting him out of the pocket. I think we did a good against him.”

While Raiders gave up chunk yards on the ground, they stood tall at important times.

They had two interceptions. The Jaguars were 4-for-13 on third down, just 1-for-4 in the red zone and didn’t cross the goal line for roughly 54 minutes.

“It was huge for us to come out and hold it down on defense,” Mack said. “It was huge for us to get the win.”

Mack came up with a big third-down sack. David Amerson intercepted a pass in the end zone and former Jaguars draft pick Reggie Nelson got Bortles late in the fourth quarter with an opportunistic pick.

“We definitely made him move around a little bit and brought him down a couple times,” Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said. “I thought the coverage was a lot better. We gave up some yards in garbage time late, but we were pretty solid throughout the day. I thought the defense played better.”

Detractors will say the Raiders defense looked better against a moribund Jaguars attack ranked low in scoring, total offense and rushing yards. That unit can only play the next opponent on the schedule, and they looked better than in recent weeks in key areas where the Raiders struggled in recent weeks.

They didn’t leave Jacksonville acting like every problem has been fixed. “We came out and played aggressive football on defense,” edge rusher Bruce Irvin said. “Guys were in their gaps, communicated and it really showed today.”

“It’s a step. It wasn’t perfect,” Amerson said. “There are definitely things we can work on and improve, but we moved in the right direction. We got the win and we limited their offense from what they wanted to do. It’s something we can grow from.”

49ers' Armstead, Robinson, Lynch exit with injuries


49ers' Armstead, Robinson, Lynch exit with injuries

SANTA CLARA – The 49ers lost three defensive starters due to injuries in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Levi's Stadium.

Defensive lineman Arik Armstead (shoulder), rookie cornerback Rashard Robinson (knee) and outside linebacker Aaron Lynch (ankle) were forced out of the game due to injuries.

Armstead’s condition appeared to be an aggravation of a left shoulder injury he has been managing since training camp. Armstead did not play in any of the 49ers’ four exhibition games due to the injury. He said the undisclosed condition might force him to have surgery at the end of the season.

Robinson made his fourth consecutive start. He and Lynch left the game on back-to-back plays. Robinson sustained a left knee injury, while Lynch exited with a left ankle injury.

The 49ers will return to action on Nov. 6 against the New Orleans Saints after the bye week.