Redskins seventh-round draft pick Jawan Jamison, left, runs by Jeremy Kimbrough during Washington’s rookie camp on May 5. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)
The Washington Redskins announced that they have signed seventh-round pick Jawan Jamison, a running back out of Rutgers.
Washington selected Jamison with the 228th pick of the 2013 draft. Terms of the deal were not released, but Jamison’s salary will be similar to that of last year’s 228th overall pick, Jacksonville’s Jeris Pendleton, who signed a four-year, $2.15 million contract.
The 5-foot-8, 203-pound Jamison rushed for a combined 1,972 yards and 13 touchdowns in two seasons at Rutgers, and then opted to forgo his final two years of eligibility so he could financially support his mother, he said after the Redskins drafted him.
Jamison is expected to compete with third-year veterans Evan Royster and Roy Helu and fellow rookie Chris Thompson (a fifth-round pick) for backup duties to starter Alfred Morris.
Washington has now signed four of its seven draft picks.
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