Andrew Luck's contract to follow Robert Griffin III deal?


Robert Griffin III and his agent have helped to take the pressure off Andrew Luck's contract negotiations.

With the No. 2 picked signed, sealed, and delivered, it's hard to imagine Luck missing any training camp. My old boss at ProFootballTalk, Mike Florio, reports Wednesday that the Indianapolis Colts have thus far insisted on using "offset" language in Luck's contract which has held up a lot of the top player deals.

Griffin's deal did not include such offset language, which should soften the Colts' stance.

Luck reportedly was waiting for Griffin to sign first so he would not wind up with an inferior contract. The Colts have one of the latest start dates of any team, with rookies not due until July 25. That gives the Colts more than a week to get Luck's contract completed.