As the second installment of mini camp is underway, there are a few developments going on in Ashburn. First off, the Redskins have signed linebacker Chris Draft. This move has a direct impact on fellow linebacker Rocky McIntosh who is seeking a new deal.
And McIntosh doesn’t like it[his tender]. So he hasn’t signed it. And he has stayed away from offseason workouts.
But on the same day the Redskins announced the arrival of veteran linebacker Chris Draft, McIntosh has decided to report for “work.”
We’re told (and Adam Schefter of ESPN also has reported) that McIntosh has signed an injury protection letter and will join the offseason program. Per a league source, the move is being made solely for the purposes of kick-starting talks aimed at working out a long-term deal.
We’re also told that McIntosh won’t be signing his tender offer “any time soon.” As of June 15, however, the Redskins can reduce his offer from $1.759 million to $588,000, which equates to 110 percent of his 2009 salary.
Also, guess who has not reported. Albert Haynesworth is noticeably missing after days of speculating whether he would show or not.