Quarterback Mark Rypien will be a holdout when the Washington Redskins open camp tomorrow in Carlisle, Pa., his agent, Ken Staninger, said yesterday.
"We're not going to get an agreement this weekend," Staninger said. "I don't think he'll be there Monday or Tuesday, either."
Charley Casserly, the Washington general manager, didn't disagree with Staninger's assessment, but would only say the two sides are talking.
Rypien's holdout won't be a surprise because the two sides have been at odds for over a year. Last year, Rypien, who wanted a two-year deal for $3 million, turned down a Washington offer for $2.4 million over three years to play out his option at $300,000.