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Newsstand: Second-round pick Mike Sainristil signs $7.7 million deal with Washington Commanders

clayton-sayfieby:Clayton Sayfie06/14/24

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Michigan football takes another staff member from Ohio State

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Former Michigan defensive back Mike Sainristil, the No. 50 overall pick in the second round, officially signed his contract with the Washington Commanders. According to Spotrac, the deal is a four-year, $7.7 million contract.

From Washington Commanders writer Bryan Manning on CommandersWire:

Sainristil, 23, played collegiately at Michigan, beginning his career as a wide receiver before moving to cornerback. As a senior last season, Sainristil was named first-team All-Big Ten and first-team All-American and played a critical role in the Wolverines’ undefeated national championship season.

Sainristil is expected to become Washington’s starting slot cornerback immediately. Former Alabama head coach Nick Saban, whose team lost to Michigan in the College Football Playoff, called Sainristil the “best pound-for-pound player” in the 2024 NFL draft.

The Commanders signed part of their rookie class last month and should have the entire class wrapped up before training camp next month.

Michigan basketball has scheduled a home-and-home series with TCU, with the first matchup set for this season, Nov. 15 in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines will travel to Fort Worth, Texas, next year.

The most recent, and only, time the two teams met was an 82-60 Michigan win in Ann Arbor Dec. 13, 1962.

New Michigan basketball forward Sam Walters has signed with the CAA sports agency.


Former Michigan player Anthony Wright breaks down Walters’ game.

Quote Of The Day

“I like Coach Morgan and Coach Moore and what they are doing. I like what their vibe is like and how they are. The one thing I like about Michigan is the rivalry (with Ohio State). My team has a big one, so I always enjoy those games. It’s always a dogfight. I like the Michigan culture. They’ve taken on adversity, especially with the Coach (Jim) Harbaugh switch and how he had to sit out.”

— Top 100 Winter Garden (Fla.) West Orange safety Ivan Taylor, who’s currently committed to Notre Dame but considering the Maize and Blue

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