Campbell and Rogers receive a bump in pay
Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
As Jason La Canfora reports on The Washington Post's Redskins Insider blog, Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell and cornerback Carlos Rogers will double their salaries in '09 due to escalator clauses in their contracts. Unfortunately, it probably offers little solace after watching the organization break the bank on cornerback DeAngelo Hall and defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth.
The Redskins aren't in a hurry to offer a lucrative extension to Campbell despite his improved play last season. Personnel chief Vinny Cerrato didn't even pretend to have any interest in that topic when we talked via phone recently. And one reason the Redskins might not feel compelled to rush on a deal with Campbell is that we're hurtling toward an uncapped season. Unless there's a new CBA in place, Campbell will become a restricted free agent following the '09 season. That obviously gives the Redskins some protection.
But there's something to be said for showing confidence in your franchise quarterback. At this point, the Redskins are telling Campbell that he's basically a year to year guy. Is that a good strategy with this quarterback?
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