Riggins: a Record Contract?

The Washington Redskins are expected on Monday to sign John Riggins to the richest one-year contract ever for an NFL running back.

Team sources said the contract will pay close to $850,000.

The previous one-year high for a running back was the $737,000 O.J. Simpson received from the San Francisco 49ers in the late '70s.

Riggins, a 13-year veteran, made $695,000 last season.

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