Redskins, top pick agree to terms on four-year contract

July 15, 1993|By Vito Stellino | Vito Stellino,Staff Writer

The Washington Redskins reached an agreement in principle yesterday on a four-year deal with their first-round draft pick, cornerback Tom Carter of Notre Dame.

Carter's agent, Jeff Irwin, said Carter will sign the deal in time to report for the start of training camp Sunday. The deal is in the $2.8 million range, he said.

The Redskins still aren't close to reaching agreement with their second pick, Reggie Brooks, but have virtually wrapped up deals with the rest of their draft picks. Management is expected to announce them Sunday when they arrive at camp.

After the Redskins' top draft pick, Desmond Howard, and two starters, Jim Lachey and Darrell Green, missed all of training camp while holding out last year, general manager Charley Casserly says he hopes he'll get most of the unsigned players under contract before camp opens this year.

Of the unsigned veterans, running back Ricky Ervins appears to be the most likely to hold out. The two sides are far apart.

The other two key unsigned veterans are wide receiver Art Monk and linebacker Andre Collins. Monk is balking at accepting the ffer of last year's salary ($1.1 million).

The sticking point in the Collins talks is the length of the deal at $1.5 million a year. The Redskins are offering a four-year deal; Collins wants three years.

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