The new CBA apparently will be accelerating the season for signing draft picks.
The Redskins have announced that a pair of seventh-round selections have agreed to terms: cornerback Richard Crawford and safety Jordan Bernstine.
Crawford played at SMU, and Bernstine played at Iowa.
The development could mean that the Redskins hope to get all of their picks under contract sooner rather than later. Given that the process has become much simpler, why wait? It gives the players peace of mind for offseason workouts, even if signing bonuses are deferred until their teams’ cash flow increases with the start of the season.