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Redskins Sign 2 Draft Picks, 5 College Free Agents As Rookie Minicamp Concludes

by Chuck Carroll
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Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan speaks to members of the media after a practice during the rookie minicamp on May 6, 2012 in Ashburn. (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan speaks to members of the media after a practice during the rookie minicamp on May 6, 2012 in Ashburn. (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

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ASHBURN, Va. (CBSDC) — The Washington Redskins signed their sixth round draft picks as well as five college free agents at the conclusion of their rookie minicamp, which was highlighted by Mike Shanahan’s announcement that Robert Griffin III would be the team’s starting quarterback.

The Redskins announced the signings of running back Alfred Morris (No. 173 overall) and tackle Tom Compton (No. 193 overall) Sunday afternoon. The duo became the fourth and fifth of the team’s nine draft picks to sign their first NFL contracts.

Morris, 5-foot-10 and 215 pounds, appeared in 47 games with 36 starts for Florida Atlantic. He rushed for 3,529 yards on 27 touchdowns while in college.

Compton, 6-foot-5 and 315 pounds, started in all 43 games he appeared in while at South Dakota.

The five college free agents signed were:

PLAYER                   POS          HT          WT          SCHOOL

Brian Hernandez         WR          6-0          181          Utah

Delvin Johnson           DL          6-3          321          Marshall

Samuel Kirkland         WR          6-0          191          Kent State

Nick Martinez             OL          6-4          307          Oklahoma State

Beau Reliford             TE          6-6          268          Florida State

Audio from Sunday’s press conferences is also available.

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