With Luck and Griffin Signed, Trent Richardson Should be Next

To this point, no one is worried about Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson not signing a contract before the start of training camp. A few weeks ago, the third overall pick in the draft openly admitted that he was waiting for the top two picks of the draft, Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, to reach agreements before he signed his contract. Over the past two days, both Griffin and Luck inked deals with their respective teams.

Waiting for Next Year has a tentative list of players from the first round of the draft who have/haven't signed contracts yet. With the Buccaneers just signing safety Mark Barron, ten first-round picks remain unsigned. Two of those picks are members of the Browns -- Richardson and quarterback Brandon Weeden. Rookies are scheduled to report to training camp on July 24th, which is this Tuesday. As long as they are there when the entire team reports on July 26th, I'll be a happy camper.

Pro Football Talk vaguely reported that "no serious talks" between Richardson and the Browns have taken place yet, but the two parties have the entire weekend to work something out. It's not like there should be a major sticking point given the rookie pay scale. Weeden's situation remains a bit complicated still, but an extended holdout from him would be surprising.

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