Robert Griffin III looks good at Redskins workout

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EDT May 23, 2013 Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins, shown here last season, is back at practice after knee surgery. (Photo: Patrick McDermott, Getty Images) Story Highlights Griffin still plans on playing in the Redskins’ season opener Monday, Sept. 9 Redskins QB cried upon waking up from surgery when he learn his ACL also needed to be repaired Griffin is worried he’ll be pulled from a game when it’s not necessary ASHBURN, Va. Robert Griffin III threw with good zip and accuracy to a group of rehabbing Washington Redskins players at the start of Thursday practice. More significantly, the second-year quarterback looked better than anyone might imagine only 4 months after surgery to reconstruct torn ligaments in his right knee. He has been throwing since late April. Griffin said he hopes to be ready for the opening of training camp July 25 and still has his sights set on being the Week 1 starter. “As far as the season goes, everyone has seen the commercials and the statements of ‘All in for Week 1,’ and I stand behind that.

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(Jeff Wheeler / MCT) By Sam Farmer June 24, 2013, 7:24 a.m. Adrian Peterson , the NFL s reigning most valuable player, believes quarterback Robert Griffin III will be sufficiently recovered from his knee injury to be the Week 1 starter for the Washington Redskins . Peterson has special insight on ACL injuries, having overcome one in an astounding nine months to rush for 2,000 yards last season. “RG3’s confidence level is where mine was at and I think he’ll be back Week 1 and each week, he’ll get stronger,” Peterson told USA Todays Jim Corbett . “I have a lot of confidence in the young guy. “I’ve been with him a couple of times, and judging by how he approached his rookie year, if he continues taking that same strong mind-set and applies it to his rehab, he’ll do better this season than last. I’m pulling for him.” Peterson has been a sounding board for several NFL players recovering from ACL reconstructions, among them Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing and former New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis , now of Tampa Bay. “I’m cool with that role,” Peterson said. “It makes me feel good knowing I set the bar high. “It feels good when guys reach out to be inspired and you have shown people an example of how you can come back and be better than you were before when adversity strikes; and when the world predicts the opposite, you show them you not only can be successful but be great.” The Vikings star is, as the Washington Post s Cindy Boren puts it, the ACL whisperer.

Robert Griffin III looks ‘awesome’ and should be ready Week 1, backup Kirk Cousins says

Griffin is expected to spend the next five weeks further strengthening his knee and continuing to do the same drills. He will continue to train at Redskins Park for at least the next week. In his most recent media availability June 11 at the Redskins minicamp Griffin outlined the next month : After [making cuts], its just everything over and over. Ill continue to work out in the weight room over the next four or five weeks. I continue to keep sprinting and just get more and more comfortable. And then whatever I feel like I have a deficiency at, I make sure I fix that. Theres exercises you can do to help with that. Griffin has two significant checkups with team orthopedist James Andrews in the next five weeks.

Are we now too skeptical on RG III?

I mean, I guess fair enough, and I’m all for skepticism in general. But I’d caution against using Griffin’s knee injury against him too strongly in this kind of predictive analysis. If he hadn’t hurt himself late in the season and in the playoff game, it would still be true that he “more frequently exposed his body to hard hits through aggressive runs” than someone like Wilson did. But I doubt it would then be so easy to hold that against him. Griffin may well be too reckless to succeed in the NFL.

RG3’s underwater treadmill is big draw among athletic trainers

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (left) talks to wide receiver Pierre Garcon (right) during mini camp at Redskins Park.

Last week’s news about Sam Huff stepping aside has sparked some debate in Washington about what the Redskins’ radio broadcast team should look like moving forward. New York Giants Justin Tuck says he feels ” more alive in a football sense ” this year, which sounds nice. Ultimately, June talk won’t mean a thing, and whether Tuck can play at a high level this year will have a lot to do with the Giants’ success and his own future in New York. Yes, there has been some interest from the Giants in fullback Vonta Leach. Yes, this likely means they’re more concerned about Henry Hynoski’s injury than they’ve admitted. No, I don’t think Leach is going to be a Giant. I think he’s going to be a Dolphin. Dallas Cowboys Will Allen hopes he can bring some of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive mentality to the Cowboys’ defensive backs room. ESPNDallas.com’s position series continues with running back , where DeMarco Murray must stay healthy or Joseph Randle should get a chance to prove whether he’s the superior long-term option. Philadelphia Eagles If Matt Barkley beats out two more experienced quarterbacks to win the starter’s job, it won’t be the first time he’s ever done that.

Adrian Peterson says Robert Griffin III will be back by Week 1

Redskins backup quarterback Kirk Cousins , who has gotten to work with the starters while Griffin recovers from a torn ACL, didn’t sound like a man who is figuring on starting against the Eagles. “Robert looked awesome and I’m not just saying that,” Cousins told NFL Network. “Obviously, he is a bit of a freak in terms of his athleticism, but he’s healed very quickly. He couldn’t practice with us but he was on a separate field doing drills all spring, during our OTAs and minicamp, and he looked really good. I think he’ll be ready to go come Week 1, but my mindset is to be ready to go no matter what.” Cousins’ evaluation doesn’t mean a whole lot, but it’s worth keeping in mind that he probably spends more time with Griffin at the Redskins’ facilities than any other player.

Robert Griffin III’s suffers no setbacks after first week of cutting drills

Hes went through practice wearing shorts and a red practice jersey, taking roll outs and making cuts without any sort of setback. Looking past the brace he sports on his knee, one would never be able to tell that Griffin had suffered the horrible injury just months ago. For now, Griffins average draft position is up in the air. His final position will solidify once we near the start of the regular season. At the time being, it appears that he will be fully ready to play in the Redskins week one contest. If Griffin is 100% for week one as expected, hes a quarterback you shouldnt pass up in the draft. From what he has shown us, there will be no sophomore slump. Hes able to manage every game to perfection, stepping up as a leader on his team. Griffin never gets desperate and his decision making is impeccable, never forcing throws into double or triple coverage.

Fantasy Football 2013: Robert Griffin III Outlook

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He said Sims was “out there in the crowd.” NFL: Top 10 remaining free agents Sims was several booths away representing Cold Daddy, a product that uses a unit the size of a big air conditioner to chill tubs of water in which players can immerse themselves, without the need to keep adding bags of ice. They’re made by Innovative Recovery Systems of America, which, like Baylor, is in Waco, Texas. “No matter what uniform you wear, Cold Daddy is there,” said the booth signage. “It keeps the water about 55 degrees,” Sims said. “They get in there for about 10 minutes or so after a workout. It helps with recovery.

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10 Things a Washington Redskins Fan Says

Redskins weekend rewind: Sam Huff, RG3 & Charlotte TV

Look at this years opener. The division-rival Philadelphia Eagles, debuting a new coach and coming off a 4-12 season. Though theyve probably got more offensive firepower than your average four-win team between Chip Kelly, considered an offensive guru in the college ranks, and LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson, Michael Vick, et. al. and could be a dangerous opener, most Redskins fans expect to win that game easily. When we asked you in Redskins Predictor 2013 , 94 percent of 5,108 fans picked Washington to win the Monday night home opener. What if the Redskins lost? The opening four games, before the bye , look luscious.

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Silvio Chicas, 30, a building engineer in the District, said he has invested plenty in Redskins shirts, hats and jerseys. He cringes when he hears about possible replacement names Skins or Redtails have been among those mentioned and a change would drive me to a different team. Redskins is what I fell in love with, Chicas said. Its our area team. Look, Im Hispanic, a lot of my friends are black, white, American Indian, and we all love the Redskins. We support our team. We support our logos, our song, everything. Local politicians havent been shy about expressing their reservations in recent months. Mayor Vincent Gray (D) said that the team name could complicate any future move by the team back to the old RFK Stadium site in the District, and Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) said she avoids calling the team by its nickname. In March she introduced a bill that would void any existing trademarks that include the word Redskins. The issue has found some traction outside the Beltway, as well.

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It is a wonderful thing to have a storied history, but it doesn’t make up for the fact that success has been so rare in the two decades since the end of the first Joe Gibbs Era. Maybe the next 10 years will be a completely different story, but until someone in burgundy and gold is raising a Lombardi Trophy, it doesn’t do well to keep telling everyone that you’ve got three of them won 20 years ago. Mike Shanahan has two Super Bowl wins himself, but he has just one playoff appearance in three seasons with the Redskins. So until he gets back there, those don’t really matter much either. “Griffin Is Taking Us to the Promised Land” Rob Carr/Getty Images The day may come when Robert Griffin III does, in fact, hoist a Lombardi Trophy for the Washington Redskins, and I will love every second of it. However, he has played one season, suffered two serious injuries and didn’t make it out of his lone playoff appearance. Until further notice, let’s table the “Griffin = Super Bowl” chatter. What Griffin accomplished as a rookie was impressive; however, he had a solid team around him and opposing defenses weren’t prepared for the read-option offense.

Kirk Cousins preparing as though he’ll start, but how would the Redskins fare if he has to?

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A few argued that Morris should have earned offensive rookie of the year last season, and looking at his stat line, you can see his case. Morris put up 1,613 yards and 13 touchdowns, with a per-carry Ryan Kerrigan Purdue Jersey average of 4.8 yards. He’s the No. 1 option to lead the team if Griffin is out and given Shanahan’s strong rushing attacks in the past, the Redskins would be in good hands. Then there’s receivers Pierre Garcon , Josh Morgan and Leonard Hankerson . Devery Henderson was also an offseason addition. These players will all need to step up to make things easier for Cousins if he takes over. Cousins has shown he can run the offense and make the plays he needs to make.

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The tight end is a fan favorite and an entertaining personality. He has been offered other media gigs in the past, though, so we must wait to see how he wants to direct his life after his playing career. In other news, quarterback Robert Griffin IIIs knee rehabilitation progressed to the stage at which he is cutting, according to a Washington Post report . Griffin reportedly experienced no setbacks, which is in line with everything he has accomplished during rehabilitation. Griffin was scheduled to meet with his surgeon, Dr. James Andrews last week, but schedule conflicts forced them to postpone the appointment to an undetermined date, a person with knowledge of the situation said. No need for panic about that. Both sides lack of urgency reinforces how well Griffin is progressing. Lastly, the ABC affiliate in Charlotte, N.C., has obtained the rights to televise three of the Redskins four preseason games. (ESPN will broadcast Washingtons Monday night game against Pittsburgh.) The Redskins considered North Carolina their domain before the Panthers franchise began in 1995, and apparently theres still demand for Redskins coverage there.

Jenkins says Redskins drafted the right guy

If Jenkins proved anything as a Seminole, its that he can rush the passer. He had 13.5 sacks as a sophomore and eight as a junior. In his senior season, he had just one sack, but played in just one game after suffering a broken foot in the Seminoles first game of the 2012 season. Thats a primary reason Jenkins stayed on the draft board until the Redskins grabbed him with what they thought was an excellent value pick in the fifth round. He had been projected as a first-round pick, Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said. Generally, projected first-round picks dont drop to the fifth round for anything short of a severe knee injury or neck issue. That Jenkins was available in the fifth round indicates there were questions regarding where he would play in the NFL. At 6-feet-3, 260 pounds, hes not huge for a defensive end. He is big for an outside linebacker, especially if he has to get involved in pass coverage.

Are we now too skeptical on RG III?

RG3’s underwater treadmill is big draw among athletic trainers

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (left) talks to wide receiver Pierre Garcon (right) during mini camp at Redskins Park.

But I’d caution against using Griffin’s knee injury against him too strongly in this kind of predictive analysis. If he hadn’t hurt himself late in the season and in the playoff game, it would still be true that he “more frequently exposed his body to hard hits through aggressive runs” than someone like Wilson did. But I doubt it would then be so easy to hold that against him. Griffin may well be too reckless to succeed in the NFL. I personally think he’s intelligent enough to understand the things he needs to change and that he’ll be able to do that. I think his team plans to develop the way in which it uses him as time goes along to reduce his dependence on his legs.

Robert Griffin III raises more questions than he answers at Redskins’ OTA

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+ Comments Other than the knee injury he suffered in the playoffs, it would have been hard for Robert Griffin III’s rookie Ryan Kerrigan Youth Jersey season to have gone much better than it did. Griffin’s arrival transformed Washington as he led the team to its first NFC East title since 1999. Now, after a record-breaking rookie season and coming off a serious knee injury, there are questions of what Griffin will do for an encore. More: A sophomore slump for RG3? Hogs Haven Griffin’s health is the biggest question heading into 2013, but he continues to heal well and started making cuts and going through change of direction drills recently, according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post.

Will Wale really rap at Robert Griffin III’s wedding? Hmmm. . .

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. . On the air Wednesday with NYCs Hot97 , the D.C. rapper took a call from pal Robert Griffin III whom he teased for missing his recent concert, while promising click here! that hell make it to the quarterbacks Colorado nuptials next month. (Josh Sisk for The Washington Post) Are you going to perform? morning-show host Peter Rosenberg asked. Me and Griff gonna perform at that wedding, Wale responded. For real?!? Probably not. His rep told us he hadnt heard of such plans. Guess well just have to wait and see.

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Did he have a problem with how they used him? Robert Griffin III alluded to differences with Mike Shanahan. (USA TODAY Sports) “I didn’t have a problem,” he said then quickly looked down. After four months of dissecting blame for Griffin’s damaged leg, it’s still hard to know who Griffin believes is responsible for the torn ligaments in his knee. He referred to a meeting with Shanahan in which he and the coach ” hashed everything out” and said, “We are moving forward from that.” But he was never specific about what was “hashed out” and the phrase “moving forward” hinted at a greater dissatisfaction. It http://www.parkwolfpackfootball.com/nfl/robertgriffiniiijersey.html is almost as if Griffin is quietly signaling he wished Shanahan would have saved him from himself and pulled him from the Seattle game.

We had the complete Siepi/Del Monaco/Tebaldi set, (as well as the Norman Treigle set, which I consider definitive). As an adult, I got a highlights recording from an abandoned project that featured Tebaldi, Siepi and Giuseppi Di Stefano, and Di Stefano’s performance blew Del Monaco out of the water. Oh well, different strokes for different folks. Besides, my all time favorites are Feodor Chaliapin, Boris Christoff and Norman Treigle (alll basses for you non-opera fans) so what do I know about tenors… Section 405 I’ll take George Jones, may he rest in peace. June 27, 2013 11:35 AM Q . Why?

‘Redskins’ and irrelevance of public opinion

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In 1996, Washington Bullets owner Abe Pollin changed his NBA team’s name to the Wizards because he didn’t want to be associated with gun violence. This past year, the New Orleans Hornets changed their name to the Pelicans to honor Louisiana’s state bird. It happens, for a wide range of reasons. Life goes on. You can still cheer for the players. Your life is not affected in any meaningful way. Redskins owner Dan Snyder says he won’t do it, which is completely his prerogative as long as he owns the team.

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Those comments angered Frank Boushie, a Native American who moved to Washington state three decades ago, Q13Fox.com reports. It was so racist in there, it was unbelievable, he said. They just dont get it. Dan Lockhart, a 1973 graduate, said he never thought there was a problem with the team name, despite some who felt it was racially insensitive toward Native Americans. It was never an issue, he said. It didnt become an issue until about 20 years ago. But Native American Terri McQuillen, also a graduate, said she never took offense.

Washington school board votes to drop high school’s ‘Redskins’ name after 90 years

Huffs departure leaves only Jurgensen still on the air. How or if the Redskins Radio Network will replace Huff is not certain. ESPN980, the teams flagship station and for whom I help cover the Redskins, faces some decisions about how to staff the booth on game day. As of now, Larry Michael handles play-by-play alongside Jurgensen, with former Redskin Doc Walker on the broadcast as a sideline analyst. The network could stick with a two-man booth, add Walker to the booth or look outside for another analyst to replace Huff. The most intriguing possibility, in my opinion, is adding tight end Chris Cooley to continue the three-man booth. Cooleys contract with the Redskins expired after last season, and it does not appear as though his playing career will continue. The tight end is a fan favorite and an entertaining personality.

Jenkins says Redskins drafted the right guy

Roy Helu, Washington’s top rusher in 2011, returned in June after being sidelined for the final 13 games of 2012 with a toe injury. Davis (Achilles) and receiver Pierre Garcon (shoulder), who figure to be Griffin’s top targets when healthy, are expected to be ready for the start of training camp on July 25. So should Meriweather (knee) and cornerback Josh Wilson (pec). If Carriker (quadriceps) is the only critical player unavailable when the Redskins convene for training camp, it will definitely have been a successful offseason. Strengths: Griffin set NFL passing and rushing records while being voted the Offensive Rookie of the Year. Griffin also seems set to beat the odds and be ready for the start of training camp less than seven Ryan Kerrigan Jersey months after undergoing surgery on his right ACL and LCL. Backup Kirk Cousins, a fellow 2012 rookie, played well in most of his stints when Griffin was ailing.

Redskins weekend rewind: Sam Huff, RG3 & Charlotte TV

They picked the right guy, he said. Jenkins, a defensive end from Florida State, will be converted to a stand-up outside linebacker in the Redskins 3-4 scheme. Robert Griffin III Womens Jersey His primary role, at least in the beginning of his career, will be to rush the passer. If Jenkins proved anything as a Seminole, its that he can rush the passer. He had 13.5 sacks as a sophomore and eight as a junior.

In another move to highlight those who find no problem with the name, Deadspin’s Dave McKenna reports that Stephen Dodson was introduced as “Chief Dodson” on a May broadcast of the team’s show “Redskins Nation.” Dodson, the team said, approached the Redskins and wanted to share his thoughts on the use of the name because “people were speaking for Native Americans who weren’t Native American.” Dodson — whom the Redskins identified as “a full-blooded American Inuit chief originally from the Aleutian Tribes of Alaska” — said he and other Native Americans were “honored” by the name and have used it as a term of endearment. “When we were on the reservation, we would call each other, ‘Hey, what’s up redskin?’ We would nickname it just ‘skins,'” he is quoted as saying in a Redskins press release. Deadspin, however, cites several things that call Dodson’s credentials into question. Among them: A woman who identified herself as Dodson’s sister told the site Dodson is not a chief and that the term is only a nickname for him. “Chief” is listed as an aka for Dodson in Maryland court records for various legal problems. A Smithsonian anthropologist says Aleut people and Inuit people are distinct from each other and the description of Dodson’s heritage doesn’t make sense. Both the executive director of an Inuit group and an advocate for Aleut issues in Alaska tell Deadspin “chief” isn’t a title typically used now by either people. Dodson told McKenna his “chief” title is hard to explain but is legitimate and something he was born into after a shaman chose his father as a chief. In an interview Friday with WTOP, McKenna said of Dodson: “He’s the only guy that would call himself ‘Chief.'” McKenna said it’s bizarre that nobody checked Dodson out.

Will Wale really rap at Robert Griffin III’s wedding? Hmmm. . .

Robert Griffin III looks ‘awesome’ and should be ready Week 1, backup Kirk Cousins says

. . On the air Wednesday with NYCs Hot97 , the D.C. rapper took a call from pal Robert Griffin III whom he teased for missing his recent concert, while promising that hell make it to the quarterbacks Colorado nuptials next month. (Josh Sisk for The Washington Post) Are you going to perform? morning-show host Peter Rosenberg asked. Me and Griff gonna perform at that wedding, Wale responded. For real?!? Probably not. His rep told us he hadnt heard of such plans. Guess well just have to wait and see.

Redskins’ Robert Griffin III sprinting toward wedding

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(Jeff Wheeler / MCT) By Sam Farmer June 24, 2013, 7:24 a.m. Adrian Peterson , the NFL s reigning most valuable player, believes quarterback Robert Griffin III will be sufficiently recovered from his knee injury to be the Week 1 starter for the Washington Redskins . Peterson has special insight on ACL injuries, having overcome one in an astounding nine months to rush for 2,000 yards last season. “RG3’s confidence level is where mine was at and I think he’ll be back Week 1 and each week, he’ll get stronger,” Peterson told USA Todays Jim Corbett . “I have a lot of confidence in the young guy. “I’ve been with him a couple of times, and judging by how he approached his rookie year, if he continues taking that same strong mind-set and applies it to his rehab, he’ll do better this season than last. I’m pulling for him.” Peterson has been a sounding board for several NFL players recovering from ACL reconstructions, among them Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing and former New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis , now of Tampa Bay. “I’m cool with that role,” Peterson said. “It makes me feel good knowing I set the bar high. “It feels good when guys reach out to be inspired and you have shown people an example of how you can come back and be better than you were before when adversity strikes; and when the world predicts the opposite, you show them you not only can be successful but be great.” The Vikings star is, as the Washington Post s Cindy Boren puts it, the ACL whisperer.

Griffin, well acquainted with athletic trainers, got a big cheer when he mentioned them. “It’s not just the pool itself; it’s the athletic trainers I’ve worked with. So I thank all you guys,” said Griffin, who posed for pictures with attendees but was not made available to the news media. Michael McHugh, co-owner of HydroWorx, says there’s a “big difference” between just running in a pool and using his device. “The underwater treadmill closely replicates how you move on land,” he said. “Once (users are) lowered down in and that floor starts moving …

RG3’s underwater treadmill is big draw among athletic trainers

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (left) talks to wide receiver Pierre Garcon (right) during mini camp at Redskins Park.

He has yet to receive clearance from doctors to practice, however. Griffin is expected to spend the next five weeks further strengthening his knee and continuing to do the same drills. He will continue to train at Redskins Park for at least the next week. In his most recent media availability June 11 at the Redskins minicamp Griffin outlined the next month : After [making cuts], its just everything over and over. Ill continue to work out in the weight room over the next four or five weeks. I continue to keep sprinting and just get more and more comfortable. And then whatever I feel like I have a deficiency at, I make sure I fix that. Theres exercises you can do to help with that. Griffin has two significant checkups with team orthopedist James Andrews in the next five weeks. The surgeon will evaluate the quarterbacks knee early next month, then will examine it once again just before the start of training camp to determine if Griffin is indeed ready to take the field right away, or if more rehab is necessary. Although Griffin has said he expects to be ready in time for the start of camp, Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan has remained noncommittal.

Robert Griffin III injury: Quarterback begins making cuts with no setbacks

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A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Redskins’ Robert Griffin III sprinting toward wedding 5:06 p.m. EDT June 11, 2013 Redskins QB Robert Griffin III rolls out Tuesday at the team’s minicamp. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP) Quarterback still has rehab ahead, but surgically repaired knee continues to progress Quoting LeBron James, RG3 says: ‘You don’t play the game afraid to get hurt’ ASHBURN, Va. (AP) After showing that he can now do “explosive sprinting” his braids flowing behind him as he dashed from sideline to sideline in the end zone of the Washington Redskins practice bubble Robert Griffin III then held a news conference that referenced LeBron James, Tim Tebow and bridezillas. Next up for Griffin: working his rehab into his honeymoon. Griffin again worked on the side Tuesday as the Redskins began their spring minicamp, the franchise quarterback wearing a tight long-sleeve white T-shirt instead of a jersey and sporting the now-familiar large black brace on his right knee. He ran drills with other rehabbing players as he’s done all spring but the newest element to his routine is the ramped-up sprinting that he hopes keeps him on pace to be full-go when training camp starts in late July. “I’ve said it a bunch a times,” Griffin said.

Robert Griffin III’s suffers no setbacks after first week of cutting drills

Robert Griffin III injury: Quarterback begins making cuts with no setbacks Travel Deals James Brady, SBNation Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013, 10:12 PM Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III recently went through three straight days of “making cuts and changing direction,” according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post . Griffin’s surgically-repaired right knee responded well, and there were no setbacks, according to the report. This is the first report of Griffin making cuts or doing any kind of drills of that nature since the quarterback underwent surgery to repair torn ligaments in his knee on Jan. 9. The injury occurred during a playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks , with controversy coming out at the Check Out Your Url time due to Griffin staying in the game after suffering the injury. Getting a full range of motion back and that edge on his cuts is perhaps more important for Griffin than any other quarterback in the league. Griffin loves to run the football, putting up 815 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on the ground to go with his 3,200 yards and 20 touchdowns through the air.

Are we now too skeptical on RG III?

The Washington Redskins star quarterback has an endorsement deal with Subway, often pitching the chains sandwiches (along with other young sports luminaries like Mike Trout and Blake Griffin) in commercials. However, at least one other fast food establishment may be making some inroads to win over RGIII. A fan stumbled upon a reserved parking space for Griffin at an Arbys near the Redskins training camp in Richmond, Va. Its anyones guess what the connection is between Griffin and Arbys (or that specific Arbys), but Redskins training camp begins July 25. So if Griffin ever has the hankering for some roast beef after a long day of practice, he knows where to go. Check out a picture of the reserved parking space in the tweet below. @ RGIII Hope you like Beef and Cheddar’s !!! Saw this at the Arby’s down the street from Training Camp…CAN’T WAIT http://t.co/5IoJgllT81 Mark T.

Arby’s Reserves Robert Griffin III Parking Space Near Redskins Training Camp (Photo)

But that won’t stop us from dissecting every sign and bit of information until that season opener on Sept. 9, considering Griffin quickly became one of the most exciting and marketable players in the NFL. [ Get in the game with Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football ] The latest hint about Griffin’s recovery came from the person who has the most to gain outside of defensive coordinators if Griffin isn’t ready to start the season. Redskins backup quarterback Kirk Cousins , who has gotten to work with the starters while Griffin recovers from a torn ACL, didn’t sound like a man who is figuring on starting against the Eagles. “Robert looked awesome and I’m not just saying that,” Cousins told NFL Network.

Adrian Peterson says Robert Griffin III will be back by Week 1

But I doubt it would then be so easy to hold that against him. Griffin may well be too reckless to succeed in the NFL. I personally think he’s intelligent enough to understand the things he needs to change and that he’ll be able to do that. I think his team plans to develop the way in which it uses him as time goes along to reduce his dependence on his legs. I think he’s skilled enough to succeed without the use of those aggressive runs and will showcase the ability to play more under control as his career progresses.

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins joins “NFL AM”

Washington Redskins name: Washington Post poll finds most D.C. area fans support it

Up today: The San Francisco 49ers . The NFL welcomes the draft class of 2013 with its annual Rookie Symposium in Aurora, Ohio. The week-long event will revolve around four core teaching principles: NFL history, total wellness, experience and professionalism. We’ll keep you updated on the progress of the league’s newest members. Running back Glen Coffee quit the NFL after one season with the San Francisco 49ers . NFL Evolution has details on the pursuit that filled his heart after his love for the game went away.

Its that simple. NEVER you can use all caps. Graphic Most want to keep Redskins name. Video A Washington Post poll found that most D.C. fans of the Washington Redskins support the teams name, despite increased pressure to change it. The Post Sports Live crew debates whether the name should be changed. I think its a nonissue, and its been a nonissue for decades, Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen said. We really dont get the talk that other people get because we hear from our fans.

5 Things Washington Redskins’ Veterans Can Learn from Incoming Rookies

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As it turns out, all 254 NFL rookies have gathered this week at the Cleveland Browns practice facility for the NFL Rookie Symposium an annual event that requires the league’s newest players to attend. It is during this week incoming rookies learn some of the best ways to make the transition from college to the pros. Essentially, the rookies learn life lessons as they adjust from being the big fish in the little pond to the little fish in the big pond. Everything from financial planning to off-field behavior. Before you begin to brush off this idea and discount the entire premise of this article, telling yourself rookies don’t know anything about life in the NFL, let alone have anything to teach a veteranhear me out. I have identified five areas in which these newest players can help veterans.

Washington Redskins: Injury Updates on Starters Entering 2013 Season

Thompson was in a back brace, in pain and in doubt. It was like the worst pain I felt in my life, he said. I was kind of… Via NFL Draft Zone | 1 day ago Former Honolulu nightclub owner Michael Miske was accused of assaulting a professional football player. The alleged assault happened just days before the 2013 Pro Bowl.

Raiders vs Redskins At-A-Glance

The Raiders lead the all-time series, 7-4. The Raiders defeated the Redskins in Super Bowl XVIII, 38-9, on Jan. 22, 1984, in Tampa, Fla. The Silver and Black has won four of the teams last six games against the Redskins, dating back to the 1989 season. The road team has recorded a victory in each of the last five meetings between the Raiders and Redskins, including Washingtons 34-13 victory in Oakland on Dec.13, 2009. Senior offensive assistant Al Saunders served as associate head coach/quarterbacks with Washington from 2006-07. Assistant head coach/offensive line Tony Sparano was an assistant coach with Washington in 2001. T played in four games with three starts as a rookie with the Redskins in 2011.

Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 6/25

Hes a stand-up, pass-rushing outside linebacker. You can see the ability, said Redskins coach Mike Shanahan. When Haslett was asked if it would be possible to get three pass-rushing linebackers on the field at the same time, he said, You have to say four, because the new guy should be included. And by the new guy he meant Jenkins? Yes, Haslett said. But the new guy has to get used to the new defense, even though Jenkins says the Redskins scheme is not completely new to him. Its the same defense I played in high school, he said. Technique-wise, I have to get used to dropping into coverage and learn all the coverages. Chances are an NFL defense is a bit more complicated than a high school defense.

Washington Redskins have the right guy in Brandon Jenkins

daily) Tue., Jul. 02, 2013 5:30PM – 6:00PM EDT Redskins Nation COMCAST SPORTSNET Redskins Nationis a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day’s events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily) Wed., Jul. 03, 2013 5:30PM – 6:00PM EDT Redskins Nation COMCAST SPORTSNET Redskins Nationis a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day’s events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily) Thu., Jul. 04, 2013 4:00PM – 5:00PM EDT This Week @ The Park This Week @ The Park features a lively panel discussion on all things Redskins.

Redskins linebackers Fletcher, Kerrigan to play in Pro Bowl

** FILE ** Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) is tackled by Washington Redskins inside linebacker London Fletcher (59) after a 19 yard scramble as the Washington Redskins play the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC wild card game at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

He has been an alternate for each of his Pro Bowl appearances. Kerrigan , in his second NFL season led, the Redskins with 8.5 sacks. ** FILE ** Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) is tackled by … more> He also had an interception, which he returned 28 yards for a touchdown. He had 42 tackles and broke up eight passes, according to NFL statisticians. Kerrigan was highly critical of his pass-rushing throughout the season, saying he had to be more effective. Offenses paid him more attention after outside linebacker Brian Orakpo suffered a season-ending left pectoral muscle tear, but he also faced many one-on-one blocks during that time. Kerrigan had two sacks and a forced fumble in the Redskins’ victory over Philadelphia in the penultimate game of the season. Redskins coaches praised his physicality over tight ends and his ability to set the edge against the run. Fletcher s and Kerrigan s nomination means three of the Redskins four starting linebackers have a Pro Bowl on their resumes.

Redskins’ Ryan Kerrigan wants to prove he’s full of good days with Brian Orakpo sidelined

Kerrigan and Fletcher join injured quarterback Robert Griffin III, left tackle Trent Williams and special teamer Lorenzo Alexander as Washingtons Pro Bowlers. The Redskins have five players named to the Pro Bowl for the first time since 1996. It is Fletchers fourth consecutive Pro Bowl nomination and Kerrigans first. Fletcher replaces 49ers inside linebacker Patrick Willis, and Kerrigan replaces outside linebacker Aldon Smith. Fletchers five interceptions led all NFL linebackers. NFL statisticians credited him with 139 tackles, the sixth-most among NFC linebackers. Fletcher, 37, played through a sprained left ankle for almost all of the season-ending seven-game winning streak.

Linebackers Ryan Kerrigan, London Fletcher headed to Pro Bowl courtesy of 49ers’ win

Griffin not only led the Redskins to the division championship, making what seems like a rare playoff appearance, but he turned a ragtag team of rookies, second stringers and banged-up veterans into a football powerhouse. Well, what happened? At the start of the 2013-2014 NFL season, the Redskins will have a remarkable lineup of skilled positions: QB Griffin, RB Alfred Morris, TE Fred Davis, WR Pierre Garcon, OT Trent Williams, LB Brian Orakpo, FS Brandon Meriweather, DE Adam Carriker, LB Ryan Kerrigan and LB London Fletcher. Add a few decent veterans like WR Donte Stallworth, WR Santana Moss, CB DeAngelo Hall, WR Joshua Morgan and T Jeremy Trueblood, and the Redskins should be predicted to be a powerhouse. But, for the most part, these names were rarely mentioned in the 2012-2013 NFL season. Morris, a rookie who became a top-10 RB, Fletcher and Kerrigan seemed to be the only consistently healthy players, with most of the attention falling on Griffin. When Meriweather played one game the defense was almost transformed tothe Shawn Taylor age.

Ryan Kerrigan wasn’t thrilled with his play this season

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He has to be aware of those things now. Kerrigan is aware, but tries not to think about it. He knows his coaches expect him to step up, but as he did last year and prior to Orakpos injury this year, Kerrigan is trying to focus on executing rather than worrying about the magnitude of his role. You really cant put too much pressure on yourself because then you really start to stress out. When I saw Rak and Carriker first went down, at first I started thinking, Okay, Ive got to do this. I was kind of wearing myself out. But Ive just got to go out there and do my job. Kerrigan chooses to focus on the fact that he was already expected to have a greater impact this season, with or without Ryan Kerrigan Authentic Jersey Orakpo on the field. His production last season 68 tackles (fifth on the team), 7.5 sacks (second) and four forced fumbles (first), as well as an interception and touchdown came despite the fact that the NFL lockout prevented him from being able to spend any time during the offseason studying the Redskins defense with his coaches. That certainly would have helped as he learned to play standing up rather than in a three-point stance, and drop back into pass coverage. He also experienced success despite missing a significant stretch of his rookie training camp after spraining his knee during the very first practice . But a quality work ethic, high intelligence level and impressive strength all enabled him to overcome the early obstacles.

Redskins must bring pass rush back to life

I had never heard of him, but once I started looking up highlights, I instantly realized that we had picked up a highly productive player. Through Ryan Kerrigans second season with the Redskins, he has definitely proven to be productive. However, at times last year, his play left me (and Im sure many others) yearning for just a little more. Last year was an interesting season for young Ryan Kerrigan. I think going into the season, we were all expecting a breakout year from both him and Rak (some fantastic organization even created Kerrakpo T-shirts). In the opener against the Saints, it certainly looked like this was going to be the case. We were creating pressure from both the left and right, and the Saints were struggling with whom of our pass rushers to attempt to double.

Redskins Finding First Round Gold, But Still Need Late Round Help

OK sorry, my bad. Started out with a good idea for a joke, but seriously lost steam towards the end. I would go back and fix it, but this weather is getting stupid, and I want to hit the road before all hell breaks loose. Apologies all around. hateforeveryone says: Jan 25, 2013 3:43 PM London Fletcher = Ray Lewis is like saying Brian Hartline = Calvin Johnson please take the homerness out your post. Hate skin fans. Now that they had 1 average season we will hear how they have all the best positional players, and superbowl bound , but only make playoffs 1 more time in the next ten years. 2 playoff apperances in 20 years sound about right.

Washington Redskins Must Avoid Injuries To Make Playoff Run This Season

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Washington finished the 2012 season with 32 sacks, more than only eight other teams in the league. The Redskins’ pass defense ranked 30th in the NFL for the season, and during the seven-game win streak that delivered the division title it relied on the ability of the coaches and defensive backs to design and adjust to game plans that would change from week to week or even, sometimes, from quarter to quarter. They were able to play well enough against the pass to win games, though they all admit they would rather give up fewer yards this season through the air than 4,511. That will have to start up front. The Redskins return basically the same secondary they had last season. They hope Brandon Meriweather can be healthy and give them what they need at strong safety, and it’s possible that one or more of the mid-round rookies they drafted could help, but those are not sure things. That’s why they need Orakpo back healthy (as well as defensive lineman Adam Carriker , who suffered a season-ending injury in that same game) and they need Orakpo and Kerrigan to play to their draft pedigrees — i.e., dominate. The NFC East has long been known for its pass-rushers, and even in recent seasons it has boasted some of the top pass-rush performances in the league.

Redskins Defensive Improvements: Ryan Kerrigan

That first-round success is especially impressive considering since that decade and a half span covers five men in charge of the drafts: general manager Charley Casserly (1998-99); executive vice president Vinny Cerrato (2000, 2002-03, 2008-09); and coaches Marty Schottenheimer (2001), Joe Gibbs (2004-07) and Mike Shanahan (2010-12). Washington was just 24-40 in the four seasons in which it didnt have a first-round pick. However, proving that success at the top of the draft hardly guarantees team success, the Redskins were just 68-76 during the nine seasons in which they chose a Pro Bowl player in the first round. For further proof of the lack of correlation of hitting on a first-rounder to the teams record during his rookie season or vice-versa, Washington had a winning record in all but two years from 1969-79 (going 6-8 in 1970 and 8-8 in 1978) without having a first-round pick. The Redskins then chose Hall of Famer Art Monk in 1980 but went 6-10. They were 14-2 in Hall of Famer Darrell Greens rookie year, 1983, but that was the only season from 1981-90 that they used a first-rounder while posting eight winning records, an 8-8 season and a 7-9 finish. Washington whiffed on defensive tackle Bobby Wilson in 1991 but won the Super Bowl. Receiver/return man Desmond Howard (1992) failed with the Redskins even during his playoff-bound rookie season but made a Pro Bowl with Detroit eight years later. Cornerback Tom Carter (1993), quarterback Heath Shuler (1994), receiver Michael Westbrook (1995) and offensive tackle Andre Johnson (1996) were all flops in one way or another while defensive end Kenard Lang (1997) also wasnt special for a team that continued a six-year run of not reaching postseason. In summary, its wonderful to have the Kerrigans, Orakpos and RGIIIs, but a team also has to find sixth-round gems like Terrell Davis, Tom Brady or Alfred Morris to really succeed in the long-term.