Redskins sign six of eight draft picks to rookie deals

The Washington Redskins announced Friday morning that they have signed six of their eight draft picks to their rookie deals.

Washington signed Nebraska guard Spencer Long (third round), Clemson cornerback Bashaud Breeland (fourth round), Tulane wide receiver Ryan Grant (fifth round), running back Lache Seastrunk (sixth round), Indiana tight end Ted Bolser (seventh round) and Arkansas place kicker Zach Hocker (seventh round).

Only second-rounder Trent Murphy (linebacker, Stanford) and third-rounder Morgan Moses (tackle, Virginia) remain unsigned.

Long’s contract is worth roughly $2.85 million over four years and comes with a signing bonus worth a little less than $600,000.

The 6-foot-5, 320-pound Long started 2 1/2 seasons for the Cornhuskers before missing the second half of his senior season with torn posteior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee. He said last week that he has fully recovered and that he expected to take part in this weekend’s rookie minicamp. He is expected to challenge 2012 draft picks Josh LeRibeus and Adam Gettis for a spot on Washington’s depth chart at guard behind projected starters Shawn Lauvao and Chris Chester.

Breeland signed a contract worth roughly $2.64 million over four years with a bonus of roughly $477,000. The 6-foot, 198-pound defensive back is expected to contribute primarily on special teams this season and eventually develop into a key contributor in the secondary in the future.

Grant’s deal is worth roughly $2.36 million over four years with a $198,500 signing bonus. The 6-foot, 199-pounder will compete for a spot on special teams and in a receiving unit that features Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson, Andre Roberts, Aldrick Robinson and Leonard Hankerson.

Seastrunk’s deal is worth $2.33 million and includes a $110,500 signing bonus. He agreed to terms earlier this week, but officially signed Friday morning. He will compete with third-year veterans Evan Royster and Roy Helu Jr. and second-year pro Chris Thompson for a spot on the depth chart behind starter Alfred Morris.

Hocker’s deal is worth roughly $2.1 million over four years, including a signing bonus of roughly $51,392.00. He will compete with third-year pro Kai Forbath for the place-kicking duties.

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Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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