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News & Notes: Williams Remains Unsigned
By Gary Fitzgerald
Redskins.com
Posted: July 28, 2010

One day before the start of Redskins training camp, rookie offensive tackle Trent Williams remains unsigned.

Williams could miss the Redskins’ first practice, scheduled for Thursday at 4 p.m., if he does not have a rookie contract in place.

Williams was the Redskins’ first-round draft pick (fourth overall) in last April’s NFL Draft.

As of Wednesday afternoon, only one of the 32 first-round draft picks – Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dex Bryant, selected 24th overall – had agreed to terms on a rookie contract.

Head coach Mike Shanahan said he would be “surprised” if Williams were to miss significant time in training camp due to his contract situation.

“I don’t think it’s unusual for guys not to be signed yet,” Shanahan said on Wednesday. “Our organization has been very fair, and very fair to draft choices. There’s always that market value that people are trying to figure out.”

Complicating matters is the fact that Williams is slated to start at left tackle on the Redskins’ revamped offensive line.

Simply put, Williams needs as many reps as he can get to be fully prepared for the start of the season.

“The quicker he gets in, the better off he’s going to be – for all of us,” Shanahan said.

Following the Redskins’ last mini-camp in June, Williams told reporters that he hoped to be at training camp on time.

He said he did not anticipate a lengthy training camp holdout.

“Obviously I want to be here,” Williams said. “They have me working with the first group, so I really can’t afford to miss any practice time.”

Last year, Redskins top draft pick Brian Orakpo missed one day of training camp before signing his rookie deal. In 2007, top draft pick LaRon Landry missed three days of training camp.
 

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If it does start looking like his agent is waiting for those around him to sign, Mac' blog is the place to go for updates on draft signing status. He's updating it regularly with the latest.

http://www.macsfootballblog.com/2010/04/2010-nfl-rookie-signing-status.html

Last updated: 7/28/10 - 5:19pm

Total Signed/Agreed to Terms: 209 of 257

Latest to sign: Indianapolis Colts fourth-round (129th overall) guard Jacques McClendon (Tennessee)

Round 1 (2 of 32 signed)

1. St. Louis Rams - Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
2. Detroit Lions - Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
4. Washington Redskins - Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma
5. Kansas City Chiefs - Eric Berry, S, Tennessee
6. Seattle Seahawks - Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State
7. Cleveland Browns - Joe Haden, CB, Florida
8. Oakland Raiders - Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama
9. Buffalo Bills - C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson
10. Jacksonville Jaguars - Tyson Alualu, DT, Cal
11. San Francisco 49ers- Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers
12. San Diego Chargers - Ryan Mathews, RB, Fresno State
13. Philadelphia Eagles - Brandon Graham, DE, Michigan
14. Seattle Seahawks - Earl Thomas, S, Texas
15. New York Giants - Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida
16. Tennessee Titans - Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech
17. San Francisco 49ers - Mike Iupati, G/T, Idaho
18. Pittsburgh Steelers - Maurkice Pouncey, C/G, Florida
19. Atlanta Falcons - Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri
20. Houston Texans - Kareem Jackson, CB, Alabama
21. Cincinnati Bengals - Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma
22. Denver Broncos - Demaryius Thomas, WR, Georgia Tech
23. Green Bay Packers - Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa
24. Dallas Cowboys - Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State - Signed (5-years, $11.8M; $8.375M guaranteed)
25. Denver Broncos - Tim Tebow, QB, Florida
26. Arizona Cardinals - Dan Williams, NT, Tennessee
27. New England Patriots - Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers - Signed (5-years, $13.2 max; $7.825M guaranteed)
28. Miami Dolphins - Jared Odrick, DE, Penn State
29. New York Jets - Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State
30. Detroit Lions - Jahvid Best, RB, Cal
31. Indianapolis Colts - Jerry Hughes, DE, TCU
32. New Orleans Saints - Patrick Robinson, CB, Florida State

Round 2 (20 of 32 signed)
 

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