- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Redskins agreed to terms Thursday with rookie tackle Geron Christian.

With Christian’s signing, Washington’s entire 2018 draft class is now under contract.

Christian, a third-round pick out of Louisville, had been participating in the team’s offseason program, despite not having a contract. Third round picks typically are the trickiest for teams to sign because there’s slightly more room to negotiate what the contract should be. Under the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement, rookies have a wage scale.

Christian got valuable reps with the first-team since starters Trent Williams and Morgan Moses are recovering from injuries. The Redskins like Christian’s upside and athleticism. 

“It’s not easy for a young guy like that to come in here and play tackle for us with the ones from the get-go,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. “Coach [Greg] Manusky does a good job of throwing a lot of different fronts and looks at them. He’s learning on the fly. Coach [Bill] Callahan has taken him under his wing and really worked with him and this experience has been invaluable for him. … Every play is something to learn from — running play, pass play, pass protection — and I think he’s going to become better faster because of that because of these opportunities.”

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