Posted July 16, 2012

RGIII a no-show at Redskins’ rookie camp

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Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III did not show up at the team’s rookie camp on Monday. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

As the Washington Redskins rookies showed up at camp, there was one noticeable absence: quarterback Robert Griffin III.

Every other rookie that was expected to show up for camp on Monday did, except Griffin III, reports WJLA.com. The reason is because Griffin is not allowed to show up because he is not under contract. Training camp for all players starts July 26.

Team spokesman Tony Wylie also says he’s unaware of where Griffin and the franchise are in negotiations for the quarterback’s first contract.

Griffin had said he wanted a deal that includes offset language, which would reduce the amount of guaranteed money that he would receive in case the Redskins released him some time over the next four years.

Griffin, the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner, is one of 14 players chosen in the first round that hasn’t signed a contract. That list also includes the first eight picks.