Aldrick Robinson, one of few players in the league this season who was an exclusive rights free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Washington Redskins on Monday, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
An exclusive rights free agent is a player whose contract has expired but has not gained the three accrued seasons necessary to become a restricted free agent. Robinson, who played in all but one game over the last two seasons, did not play at all in 2011, his rookie season, and was only on the 53-man roster for the final game of the season.
As a result, Robinson had to sign the only contract offer the Redskins made, which was for a league minimum base salary of $570,000.
Robinson, 25, caught 18 passes for 365 yards and two touchdowns last season for the Redskins. He is the first of 22 players who finished last season with the team to sign a new contract.
Earlier this week, general manager Bruce Allen said the Redskins had begun contract talks with outside linebacker Brian Orakpo, inside linebacker Perry Riley and cornerback DeAngelo Hall.
Brian McIntyre, who most recently wrote for Yahoo! Sports, first reported Thursday morning that Robinson signed the contract offer.