Redskins guard Brandon Scherff signed his franchise tag Tuesday, a one-year deal worth $15 million.
That move was largely expected after the Redskins placed the tag on their Pro Bowl guard just before the start of free agency earlier this month. Washington and Scherff can still negotiate a long-term contract, but now, Scherff signing the agreement guarantees he’ll be under contract for at least one more year.
Scherff, too, will have to report to training camp. In the past, some players have held off on signing the tag to avoid offseason workouts, practice and even games. Running back Le’Veon Bell, famously, held out the 2018 season after not signing the offer.
The Redskins now can’t rescind the contract either, though there were no indications they had planned to do so.
The most notable example of a team pulling its franchise tender happened in 2016, when the Carolina Panthers let Josh Norman walk elsewhere, a month after giving him the tag.
ESPN first reported the news.
Redskins’ three-time Pro Bowl G Brandon Scherff is signing his $15-plus million franchise tender, per source. It will require him to be at training camp - if there is training camp.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 31, 2020
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