Cornerback Jeris White has told Bobby Beathard, Redskin general manager, that he will not report to training camp Saturday unless he gets a new contract.
The Redskins obtained White from Tampa Bay in April in exchange for wide receiver Danny Buggs.
White is entering the option year of his old pact with Tampa Bay. He wants more money than the Redskins are willing to pay, according to Beathard.
"We have a final offer to make Jeris and if he doesn't accept it, then I guess he won't show up," Beathard said. "I have to talk to his agent, Howard Slusher, and see what happens. We still hope we can sign him. We want to because he is a heck of an athlete.
"But we have to worry about our salary structure. We had two all-pro cornerbacks last year and we have to remember that."
If White doesn't report with the veterans Saturday, he is subject to a daily fine by the Redskins.
White has been projected as a possible contender for Joe Lavender's cornerback spot. But the club has been buoyed by the fine showing this week of second-year cornerback Ray Waddy, who has improved over last season.
Beathard said there were no conditions to the Buggs-White deal. If White doesn't report, Buggs will remain with Tampa Bay.