The momentum began late last week, with one draft pick after another agreeing to terms. And now it's almost complete: The Redskins have agreed to terms with nine of their 10 draft picks. The only one who hasn't agreed: Brandon Scherff, the No. 5 overall selection.
And, eight of the nine have already signed their contracts. Thanks to the 2011 collective bargaining agreement, there is a rookie slotting wage system in place that takes almost all of the tension out of negotiations. That's why draft picks sign a lot faster than they did before 2011. In the past, high first-round picks such as Scherff might miss a few days of camp, but that rarely happens in the new setup. The Associated Press reported that all 256 draft picks last season were signed by June 17. Scherff is expected to start at right tackle so the sooner he's signed, the better.
Sixth-round pick Tevin Mitchel is the only one who has agreed to terms who has not yet signed. A source told ESPN.com Friday that Mitchel would sign his contract Monday, once he arrived at the facility.
The Redskins begin a rookie minicamp Friday, with media availability on Saturday.
The team also announced that they have re-signed tackle Ty Nsekhe and waived cornerback Courtney Bridget Jr. Bridget injured his shoulder during training camp last summer and eventually was placed on injured reserve.