RG3 eager to ramp up activity at Redskins training camp

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Well just keep going like that. That means, according to Griffin , hell continue to ramp up with more reps in the morning walkthrough each day. After that its just about him putting me into the team reps, trusting me in there, that Ill be smart, and them trusting that I can make the moves to avoid guys, Griffin said. I feel like I can, but once again Ive got to defer to coach and let him make that decision. Its a balancing act for all parties, but more so for those charged with saving Griffin from himself. Griffin indicated there is a formal timeline of sorts for the early weeks of camp, but it gets pretty vague after this week, leaving plenty of flexibility based on how Griffin s surgically repaired knee reacts to increased football activity. His next big milestone will be participation in team drills, which remains a couple of weeks off based on what Shanahan said last week. But Griffin already is looking in that direction.

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(Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press / June 12, 2013) By Sam Farmer July 22, 2013, 9:56 a.m. Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III tweeted Monday that doctors have cleared him to practice and he will be ready to go for the start of Redskins training camp. Griffin is six months removed from major knee surgery to repair ligament tears he suffered in Washington’s playoff loss to Seattle. He sustained torn anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments in his right knee. Doctors cleared me to practice. Coach is going to ease me in. Thank you for your support & See you in Richmond

Robert Griffin III to wear knee brace all season

That call will be made after the season based on his experience with the brace in 2013. “I don’t know if I’ll wear it forever. I know I’ll wear it for the rest of the season,” he said. He said the knee brace isn’t a hindrance. “You get used to it, your leg gets stronger and you can carry that extra weight,” he said.

Robert Griffin III to wear brace all year

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His recovery seems to be mirroring that of 2012 league MVP Adrian Petterson’s seemingly superhuman comeback from a torn ACL suffered Dec. 24, 2011. Peterson was held back during the first two weeks of Minnesota Vikings training camp last summer and listed on the team’s physically unable to perform list, which prevents a player from participating in any team drills with teammates. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan told USA TODAY Sports in June that Griffin would be back on the field only after doctors cleared him and Shanahan was convinced his knee was full go. Now RG3 seems well on his way to reaching his ultimate goal starting in the Redskins’ Sept. 9 season opener on Monday Night Football against the Philadelphia Eagles. *** Follow Jim Corbett on Twitter @ByJimCorbett PHOTOS: Pivotal players to watch in the NFC USA TODAY Sports already revealed its list of 2013’s pivotal players in the AFC. New Cardinals QB Carson Palmer kicks off our NFC group. Now with his third team (and fourth offensive system) in four years, Palmer will have to adapt quickly to the style of new Arizona coach Bruce Arians if the team is to have any chance of being competitive in the NFC West, arguably the league’s toughest division. Mark J.

Robert Griffin III: ‘Doctors cleared me to practice’

And after that, its kind of just wait and see. Shanahan has limited Griffin to individual drills, including seven-on-seven passing drills, in the early stages of camp, withholding Griffin from full team drills. Griffin said he understands Shanahans approach but is eager to move on to the next step in his return. I think there is a timeline, Griffin said. There will be about another week of what weve been doing and then after that week, then its probably a little more see what happens because theyre going to eventually put me back in those team reps, give me more reps in practice. Thats what I really look forward to. Im using this last week to continue to take those mental reps and do that kind of thing.

Redskins’ Robert Griffin III tweets knee is cleared for practice

In a corner, the tight end Logan Paulsen was shocked and slumped at his locker. “I just wanted to get over to him and make sure he didn’t try to stand up,” he said when asked why he rushed to Griffin’s side after that last knee-buckle. “Because he always tries to do that.” And then Griffin came out, still in his pads, and sat at his locker for a long time. Later, he’d follow Mike Shanahan — clipped, Air Force-y diction from a tight orange face — and London Fletcher at the podium in the media room. Griffin was almost certainly either in agonizing pain or aloft on an opioid cloud, but he handled questions with grace.

Griffin hopes to have training-camp workload increased next week

“I call it `Operation Patience.’ Griffin said he has “no pain” and “no swelling” in his right knee. He says he can plant on the leg the way he did before he first injured it last season. He said he’s always forgetting to put on his brace, which he is supposed to wear during practices and games all season. “I don’t really worry about my leg anymore,” he said. “I just play football.” To that end, Griffin feels he’s ready to do more than he is allowed. During the portions of practice devoted to special teams, he goes to a separate field and runs through a scaled-down version of the plays he missed during the 11-on-11s. He said he did get a “little bump-up” in work during Monday morning’s walkthrough, but he won’t join the 11-on-11 drills in the main practice until next week at the earliest. “I feel like I’m ready for that – but we’re being real cautious right now and taking it slow,” Griffin said.

Robert Griffin III: ‘No pain’ in surgically repaired right knee

I don’t know if I’ll wear it forever,” he said. “I know I’ll wear it the rest of the season. After the first time I had the injury, I wore it for a year and I thought I’d wear it the rest of my life. The next year came around, and I took it off, and we won a Heisman and did a whole lot of other things. It just depends on how the leg feels. I don’t plan on wearing it past this season, but that all depends on what happens.

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III sends Ryan Kerrigan Jersey Authentic racy texts to Hooters waitress on his wedding day: report

See you in a few weeks kid.” The texts were dated in the screen shot for July 6 in the early hours of RG III’s wedding day to longtime girlfriend Rebecca Liddicoat. A Twitter trail was detected by someone named Brandon K., who emailed Busted Coverage with the tip-off. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images NFL player Robert Griffin III and now wife Rebecca Liddicoat in February in New Orleans, Louisiana. Griffin’s groomsman William Mallow’s Twitter timeline allegedly showed activity with Barber on it, leading the source to dig back to Barber’s feed, where a tweet from the blond said,”I could show Becky this though.” Posted along with the statement was the screen shot from her cellphone of the alleged wedding day messages. Mallow reportedly wrote into the site, denying the reports. “We both know that Meredith is looking for attention/money.


Eight Redskins have been suspended by NFL for drug violations, performance-enhancers since 2011

His one-year contract with the Redskins rolled over into this season under league rules, and he is eligible for possible reinstatement late next month. Each individual situation is different, Hall said. I dont really know each situation, so I cant really comment on it as a whole. Just speaking in terms of being suspended for PEDs or whatever the case may be, its tough. Its tough.

Redskins move into tie for PED suspension lead

Jarvis Jenkins

When you include violations of the substance abuse policy, the Redskins have had eight players suspended by the league since the beginning of the 2011 season. Eight is a lot, cornerback DeAngelo Hall said. I didnt know that. I wasnt really paying attention. But Ill tell you what, theyll get it right. Its their career at stake, their livelihood. Theyll wake up and smell the roses. The list of players suspended over the last three seasons includes three who violated the substance abuse policy: Left tackle Trent Williams , tight end Fred Davis , and safety Tanard Jackson , who is serving an indefinite suspension.

Suspension gives Redskins’ Golston chance to start

*** During team drills, running back Alfred Morris picked up cornerback David Amersons blitz, squared up the block and stopped Amerson. Morris improved as a pass blocker as last season progressed. Although Roy Helu Jr. is getting many reps in third-down situations so far, pass protection helps make Morris a complete back. *** Tight end Jordan Reed blocked smaller, undrafted inside linebackers on separate running plays during team drills. He got away once with leading with turning sideways and leading with his front shoulder, and he did the same thing another time when he chipped a defensive lineman.

Washington Redskins Darrell Green Corrects Report He Wanted Team to Change Name

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The atmosphere was amazing out here today, Hall said. The fans were really enthusiastic and the players fed off of that. Redskins training camp runs through Aug. 16. Most days there are walk throughs at 10 a.m. and practices at 3:20 p.m., all of which are free to the public.

Upset Redskins Fan At Training Camp

She wasnt able to get one single autograph from ANY specific player, and it naturally broke her heart. Obviously the woman is an attention whore, but the question that rises is if this is serious, or if this is some sort of ploy to get something free, such as the VIP Passes the Redskins give out during training camp (which you would hope she does no receive). By no means is a player required to autograph a single thing a fan hands them, they however do out of respect for the support shown. This of course is more for the kids, rather than grown adults who have been known for getting autographs then turning around and selling them online. Last season at Redskins Park a fan was known for doing exactly that, as hed bring in anywhere from 10 to 15 things to be autographed. Her main problem however was being in the wrong area, and had she been to training camps before (she claims to be a life long fan), she should know you want to be at the part of the fence where the players come out of the building, not at the other end (where she apparently was). Lets just hope the other fans in her area dont also make these same videos.

Jarvis Jenkins suspension hurts Redskins

The next day, Green clarified his remarks in an interview with 106.7 The Fan , a D.C.-area radio station. “What my real comment in response to the question was, ‘Does it deserve merit?'” Green clarified. “And my comments were that, ‘Look, if it offended somebody if somebody was offended, then I think it merits at least a discussion.’ I mean, goodness, I mean, people should be able to say ‘Hey, you offended me’ and somebody should be able to have a dialogue. Now, where it lands, thats another thing.” Later during the interview, Green made his position abundantly clear. “In no way I want to see the Redskins change their name, Green told the hosts and radio audience. “So that just makes that clear. And Ill speak for Art, theres no way he wants it, and I guarantee he didnt say it, and I know Ryan Kerrigan Jersey White I didnt say it. The ongoing discussion, debate, controversy, non-issue that has occurred this offseason led team owner Daniel Snyder to declare he would never change the team name. On May 10, Snyder told USA Today ,”We’ll never change the name,” Snyder said. “It’s that simple: NEVERyou can use caps.” One week prior to Snyder’s comments, a so-called “Native American chief” was interviewed on Redskins Nation , a show that is produced, staffed and hired by Redskins owner Dan Snyder. The team proudly announced the news and the support of someone who could put a face on the story.

Redskins defensive end Jarvis Jenkins suspended four games for violating NFL’s PEDs policy

— They are used to this by now, the Washington Redskins , as they rank among the top teams in the league over the past couple of years in the dubious category of drug suspensions. The latest, announced Friday, is a four-game suspension for defensive end Jarvis Jenkins , who becomes the eighth Redskins player to be suspended for a drug violation in the last three years. The whys, the wherefores, the excuses and the denials are all a matter of public record. Jenkins said in a statement that he believes the banned substance was in a supplement he took that didn’t list any banned substances on its label. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said in a post-practice news conference that each of the drug suspensions is different and that the team is “trying to do our due diligence to make it right.” Whatever. A lot of guys cheat, on a lot of teams, in every sport. Some get caught while most don’t. The Redskins are having a bad run with drug suspensions, some of which are for performance-enhancers (as Jenkins’ is) and some of which are not. Make of that what you will. What it means in this case is that they become even more short-handed in the pass rush for the first four games of the 2013 season.

Redskins Training Camp: Day Two

They are business partners, having opened a fitness studio together in northern Virginia. Their families are so close that Alexander’s oldest daughter is staying with the Golstons during the football season so she doesn’t have to switch high schools during her senior year. “Obviously he’s a brother to me,” Golston said. “Sad to see him leave. He was definitely what I call a core Redskin. He believed in everything that this organization stands for, but there is a business side to it. I think he’s instilled enough in me and me in him that hopefully I can channel some of my inner `Zo out here during practice.” Notes: The Redskins brought in LB Joe Mays for a workout Saturday evening. Mays was cut earlier this week by the Denver Broncos. He lost his starting job in Denver last season and then broke his left leg.

Record crowds turn out as Redskins open training camp in Richmond

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I will be very, very ready to contribute as soon as I get back for Game 5.” Jenkins is eligible to participate in the preseason, but will miss games against the Philadelphia Eagles , Green Bay Packers , Detroit Lions and Oakland Raiders . Jenkins will be eligible to return to the Redskins’ roster on Sept. 30. The Redskins have a bye in Week 5. During the four-game suspension, Jenkins will forfeit $167,009 of his $709,789 base salary this season.

Redskins training camp observations – Sat., July 27

Would the same level of excitement exist for day two? Washington Redskins Training Camp The answer came quickly. A young woman named Paige arrived at 4:30 a.m. Friday to take her spot in line. I heard all the reports about what it was like yesterday, she said. So I wanted to make sure I got here early enough to get up front. Front row so I can see RG3. With the weather appearing to a repeat of a beautiful Thursday, officials at the training center are anticipating a repeat crowd. ..

Joe Theismann Believes Robert Griffin III Could Play in Preseason

Notes: Robert Griffin likely won’t play in preseason

I have tremendous respect for Adam, but when it comes to medical conditions of people, theres two guys that I know dont share anything: Mike Shanahan and Bill Belichick, Theismann said, according to CBS Washington D.C. I think he wants to see how he does in camp. If hes well enough in the next-to-last preseason game to play a quarter, maybe he sticks him out there, maybe he doesnt. Obviously, if Griffin is not ready to play then the Redskins will not put him in harms way. There is no question Shanahan learned his lesson the last time around when he sent his quarterback back into the game too soon during the playoffs, which resulted in a torn ACL. Griffin is the face of the franchise and cannot become injury prone.

Griffin needs two to three weeks

6, 2013. (LAURENCE KESTERSON/REUTERS) Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III looks to pass against the Seattle Seahawks during their NFL NFC wildcard playoff game on Jan. 6, 2013. (LAURENCE KESTERSON/REUTERS) Robert Griffin III : Doctors cleared me to practice Add to … WASHINGTONThe Associated Press Monday, Jul. 22 2013, 2:14 PM EDT Last updated Robert Griffin III has passed a major test toward his goal of playing in Week 1, getting the go-ahead from the team doctors days before the Washington Redskins open training camp. Doctors cleared me to practice. Coach is going to ease me in, Griffin announced Monday on Twitter. The two sentences represent hurdles past and future. Even though Griffin says he has the medical OK, it is now up to coach Mike Shanahan to determine how often and how vigorously Griffin Authentic Robert Griffin III Jersey practices when the Redskins open camp Thursday in Richmond, Va.

Robert Griffin III needs 2-3 weeks

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And with that growth, the type that made a teenage girl’s hand tremor Thursday as she stared down at the glove Griffin had just handed her, there will be debate. Debate about how to manage him. Debate about when to play him. Debate, it turns out, that is superficially similar to that which followed Tebow. In the wake of Griffin’s rapid rehabilitation from knee surgery less than seven months ago, Washington coach Mike Shanahan finds himself making decisions that will never please everyone, mostly because this subject has caused so many varying opinions. Should Griffin play in the preseason? Should the Redskins change the offense to better protect him? Is Griffin being too bold in his recovery? While entirely subjective, these questions (from media and fans alike) hound Shanahan like an IRS audit. And so far, at least, it’s difficult to argue with the decisions he has made.

Joe Theismann Believes Robert Griffin III Could Play in Preseason

First-round draft pick Bjoern Werner will make it to Colts camp on time this weekend. Werner, a defensive end at Florida State and the 24th overall pick in April, agreed to a contract, becoming the last of the Colts seven draft picks to do so. Werner got a four-year deal worth $7.896 million … Rookie cornerback Desmond Trufant signed a four-year deal with the Falcons for $8.16 million. Sides talk HGH The NFL and players union met in Washington in an attempt to reach agreement on testing procedures for human growth hormone as early as the upcoming season. Both sides already have closed in on conducting a population study that has been a key demand by the players before HGH testing is implemented. The labor agreement that ended the NFL lockout in 2011 requires the league gain union approval before testing players for HGH. The union says it favors testing, but has reservations about the appeals process.

Robert Griffin III doesn’t expect to play preseason games for Redskins


The coach also said it “doesn’t make any sense” for the quarterback to play in any preseason games, in part because the Redskins’ exhibition schedule — with games on Thursday, Monday, Saturday and then Thursday again — is so wacky. “I think so many times that the repetition in preseason is so over-exaggerated,” Shanahan said. “Coach in college for 10 years, and you never had a preseason game. You go into the (first regular season) game ready to play. A lot of times when you practice and you practice at game speed, you can go into a game without exhibition games.” Griffin started the morning practice without the familiar big black brace on his right knee, but he soon put it on. Shanahan joked that Griffin will be fined for not wearing it. “He’s supposed to do everything with his knee brace on,” the coach said.

Robert Griffin III medically cleared for training camp

Doctors cleared me to practice. Coach is going to ease me in, Griffin announced Monday on Twitter. The two sentences represent hurdles past and future. Even though Griffin says he has the medical OK, the Redskins would not confirm Monday that the quarterback has been cleared. But since Griffin says he is back, it is now up to coach Mike Shanahan to determine how often and how vigorously Griffin practices when the Redskins open camp Thursday in Richmond, Va. Still, it seems more likely than ever that Griffin will be under centre when the Redskins open the regular season against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sept. 9, just eight months after he had reconstructive surgery on his right knee. Its great news, right guard Chris Chester said. Im really excited about it.

Redskins will ‘ease’ Robert Griffin III back into practice

Sign up now! Robert Griffin III doesn’t expect to play preseason games for Redskins Travel Deals Louis Bien, SBNation Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 4:58 PM Robert Griffin III told reporters Wednesday that he does not expect to play during the preseason for his Washington Redskins . Griffin has been cleared to practice , but won’t be rushed back into action by coaches. He is expected to be busy the next few days during training camp, however. The return of RGIII David Roth examines what the return of Robert Griffin III means for Washington, and the NFL. Griffin said that he won’t participate when the Redskins go to 11-on-11 drills, however.

Robert Griffin III : ‘Doctors cleared me to practice’

Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III has been given the all-clear to take part in the Redskins pre-season training camp. The 23-year-old underwent surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate knee ligament in February and had been considered doubtful to be fit for the start of the new NFL season. But Griffin’s rehabilitation has progressed without any setbacks, and he will be “eased in” to practice when the team’s pre-season camp opens on Wednesday. Griffin announced the news on Twitter, stating: “Doctors cleared me to practice. Coach is going to ease me in. Thank you for your support & See you in Richmond.” Griffin’s practice will be limited to throwing before he is given the green light to take part in team drills. The Redskins are also unlikely to put Griffin on the Physically Unable to Perform list, which could have ruled him out of the start of the season. Griffin was drafted by the Redskins with the second pick of the 2012 NFL Draft and enjoyed an outstanding rookie season, playing a pivotal role in the team winning the NFC East division for the first time since 1999 with a 10-6 record.

Washington Redskins Training Camp

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III signs autographs for fans after practice at NFL football training camp in Richmond, Va., Thursday, July 25, 2013. (AP PhotoSteve Helber)

And yet, Evan Royster and Roy Helu both looked good in the early going. It wouldn’t be stunning, and it would certainly be smart, if they were used to lighten Morris’ load throughout the season. Keenan Robinson suffered an injury during drills and is reportedly set to miss the entire season. That’s just another early blow, along with Carriker, to a defense that definitely doesn’t need a(nother) pile of injuries decimating it early on. In good news, Brian Orakpo is “full-go” according to Shanahan, as is tight end Fred Davis . The latter looked somewhat slimmed down and could be a sneaky piece to this offense if he’s healthy. The crowd at Skins camp was impressive. All told, Skins PR said 4,000 folks showed up for the morning practice in Richmond and then counted 6,100 for the afternoon session. They were rowdy too.

Robert Griffin III, Mike Shanahan under NFL microscope in 2013

Doctors cleared Robert Griffin III to practices with the Washington Redskins on Monday, meaning hell be participating with the team when they open training camp on Thursday. The NFLs reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year tweeted out the big news to his near 1 million followers on Monday. Doctors cleared… Via Football Nation | 3 days ago Quick update regarding Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III and his status for Training Camp:RG3 posted a health update on his twitter account (screen shot below) and let fans know he is medically cleared to start Training Camp. The Redskins start camp this Thursday, July 25th. The second year QB tore his ACL in January, but has smashed every medical test since his surgery…. Via The Last Angry Fan | 3 days ago The lengths to which some fans will go to honor their sporting heroes knows no bounds, which is why it comes as no surprise that a Redskins fan would adorn their prosthetic leg with the likeness of QB Robert Griffin III Not the first time weve come across this sort of thing, but still pretty boss nonetheless.

Redskins camp observations: Despite only one snap, RG3 still center stage

Robert Griffin III took one rep during the Redskins walkthrough on Thursday. (USATSI)

(AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Early) MAGS OUT FILE – In this Aug. 4, 2012 file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, center, signs autographs during fan appreciation day after practice at NFL football training camp at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va. This camp is all about one guy: Robert Griffin III. It shouldn’t be, but when there are so many health questions about the dynamic Offensive Rookie of the Year and he plays quarterback, well, it will be RG3 24/7. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III answers reporters’ questions during a news conference at the team’s new training facility in Richmond, Va. Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Griffin was recently cleared by doctors to begin practice at NFL football training camp which begins Thursday. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III walks out of a news conference after answering reporters questions at the team’s new training facility in Richmond, Va. Wednesday, July 24, 2013.

NFL: Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III cleared to train

THE ROAD TO SB XLVIII From the opening kickoff to the Super Bowl, the best NFL action is on FOX. See the full NFL on FOX schedule . ”I think so many times that the repetition in preseason is so over-exaggerated,” Shanahan said. ”Coach in college for 10 years, and you never had a preseason game. You go into the (first regular season) game ready to play. A lot of times when you practice and you practice at game speed, you can go into a game without exhibition games.” Griffin started the morning practice without the familiar big black brace on his right knee, but he soon put it on. Shanahan joked that Griffin will be fined for not wearing it. ”He’s supposed to do everything with his knee brace on,” the coach said. Shanahan addressed yet again his complicated relationship with Griffin, which has been analyzed to the hilt since the playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks in which the coach was criticized for leaving the quarterback in the game after Griffin had clearly reinjured the knee.

Redskins Training Camp Information For Fans

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For more information on Redskins training camp Kids Club events, please visit http://www.redskinskidsclub.com . Are there any WOW (Women of the Washington Redskins the team’s official women’s fan club) events during training camp? WOW, the Redskins official women’s club, will be on site and will have numerous events, giveaways and activities specially geared toward female fans. For more information on Redskins training camp WOW events, please visit http://www.wowredskins.com . Where are the restrooms located at training camp? Restrooms are located outside the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center facility at various locations surrounding the complex.

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I’m sure this’ll be resolved fairly,” Miller tweeted, acknowledging he had seen the reports and adding he was disappointed the Broncos have to open training camp with this news hanging over them. A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed the possible penalty to the Associated Press. — Cornerback Eric Wright failed his physical with the San Francisco 49ers , nullifying a trade with Tampa Bay. He was subsequently released by the Buccaneers. ETC. Kings, Ducks invited to national camps A number of Kings and Ducks players were invited to the orientation camps being held by USA Hockey and Team Canada for the Winter Olympics , which will be held in Sochi, Russia, in February. The Kings who are invited to the U.S. camp Aug. 26-27 in Arlington, Va., are goalie Jonathan Quick and forwards Dustin Brown and Trevor Lewis . The Ducks who are invited are defenseman Cam Fowler , forward Kyle Palmieri and a highly touted prospect, goaltender John Gibson.

The team is very encouraged at his improvement and that the medical staff believes he can participate in camp, sources said. NFL Network reported Monday that Griffin will not be placed on the physically unable to perform list to begin camp. Shanahan’s coaching staff will involve Griffin on a limited basis initially, using him in 7-on-7 work before allowing him to advance into team drills, according to sources. “It’s great news,” right guard Chris Chester said. “I’m really excited about it. It’s a great chance to continue from where we left off last year.” Griffin’s injury and subsequent rehabilitation overwhelmed the Redskins’ offseason. He led the club to its first division title in 13 years in 2012 and was chosen the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year, and his unique talents are needed if the team is to sustain that momentum. Griffin injured the knee multiple times last season. He missed one game after spraining the LCL, then reinjured the knee at least twice more in the playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks in January. He had surgery a few days later.

Redskins 2013 Training Camp Schedule

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12 9:45 a.m. Practice Fans are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets; there are no bleachers available. For security purposes, all visitors and bags entering the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center grounds are subject to search by team security. The City of Richmond will offer a variety of parking options for Redskins fans duringtraining camp. With the exception of City Stadium, which will cost $7 and includes a shuttle, all parking facilities will be$5. A list of available parking lots provided by the City of Richmond can be found at http://www.redskins.com/trainingcamp . The following items are prohibited at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center: alcohol and illegal drugs, weapons, firearms, glass bottles, video cameras and animals (except for certified guide dogs assisting disabled guests). Opinions that are derogatory, attack other users or are offensive in nature may be removed. WAVY is not responsible for the content posted in this comment section.

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(Sorry, Tim Tebow fans. Youll have to click for a while.) Charles Krupa, AP Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos, $58 million: The four-time MVP actually signed his big deal last year, but a restructure guaranteed base salary advances and provided the Broncos an insurance provision if Manning reinjures his neck. Ron Chenoy, USA TODAY Sports Tom Brady, New England Patriots, $57 million: The two-time MVP got a $30 million signing bonus as part of his three-year extension. Greg M. Cooper, USA TODAY Sports Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys, $55 million: The hasnt-won-the-big-one-yet signal-caller received a $25 million signing bonus on his six-year extension. Jason Redmond, AP Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, $54 million: The former MVP received a $35 million signing bonus as part of his five-year extension. Benny Sieu, USA TODAY Sports Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens, $51 million: The Super Bowl MVP, who gambled that hed get a big deal, received a $29 million signing bonus on his new six-year deal. Evan Habeeb, USA TODAY Sports Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions, $41.5 million: The Lions restructured the former No. 1 overall picks contract for the third consecutive offseason, tacking on three years and giving him a $27.5 million signing bonus. Tim Fuller, USA TODAY Sports Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals, $10 million: Palmers deal was restructured after he was acquired from the Raiders, giving him a $6 million signing bonus but cutting his 2013 base salary from $13 million to $2 million. Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers, $9 million: The Steelers tweaked Roethlisbergers deal for cap purposes, adding even more guarantees to the $49.5 million hed received under three previous restructures. Jason Bridge, USA TODAY Sports Matt Flynn, Oakland Raiders, $6.5 million: The Raiders restructured Flynns contract twice for cap purposes after acquiring him from Seattle, giving him $5.25 million in signing bonuses. Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports Kyle Orton, Dallas Cowboys, $5 million: The three-year deal Orton signed last year to back up Romo was restructured for cap purposes. Matthew Emmons, USA TODAY Sports Chase Daniel, Kansas City Chiefs, $4 million: Daniel is one of the NFLs best-compensated backups, signed to a three-year deal the same week the Chiefs traded for Alex Smith. Charlie Riedel, AP Matt Moore, Miami Dolphins, $4 million: The Dolphins gave Moore a two-year extension that included a $3 million signing bonus to serve as Ryan Tannehills backup. Steve Mitchell, USA TODAY Sports Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles, $3.5 million: The Eagles slashed Vicks salary from $15.5 million to $3.5 million, making clear hell have to compete to retain the starting job. Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY Sports Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tennessee Titans, $3.25 million: The Titans gave Buffalos former starter a $1.75 million signing bonus to back up Jake Locker. Jim Brown, USA TODAY Sports Matt Hasselbeck, Indianapolis Colts, $3 million: The 37-year-old is strictly a backup now, agreeing to a two-year deal to mentor Andrew Luck. Darron Cummings, AP Drew Stanton, Arizona Cardinals, $3 million: Stanton was given a three-year deal to back up Palmer, at least for now. Ross D. Franklin, AP Matt Cassel, Minnesota Vikings, $2 million: The Vikings brought in a new insurance policy for Christian Ponder on what amounts to a one-year, $3.7 million deal. Bruce Kluckhohn, USA TODAY Sports Kevin Kolb, Buffalo Bills, $1 million: After flaming out in Arizona, Kolb settled for a two-year deal and a chance to compete. Kevin Hoffman, USA TODAY Sports Bruce Gradkowski, Pittsburgh Steelers, $850,000: After two seasons in Cincinnati, Gradkowski stayed in the division on a three-year deal to back up Roethlisberger. Keith Srakocic, AP Jason Campbell, Cleveland Browns, $500,000: The former first-round pick continues to find work as a backup, this time on a two-year deal. David Richard, USA TODAY Sports Dan Orlovsky, Tampa Bay Bucs, $365,000: Backup had his contract restructured for cap purposes. Chris O’Meara, AP Brian Hoyer, Cleveland Browns, $250,000: After bouncing between three teams in 2012, Hoyer took a two-year deal. Mark Duncan, AP David Carr, New York Giants, $165,000: The former No.

Redskins’ Robert Griffin III cleared to practice

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This is a great deal for me. I really want this job, and I want to do it for a long time. Cooley, 31, ends his playing career after nine seasons all with the Redskins. He was released in training camp prior to last season, but the Redskins re-signed him after starting tight end Fred Davis suffered a season-ending injury in October. Cooley said he would not file his official retirement papers with the NFL immediately, leaving open a slim possibility of a return as a player. But he said he does not intend to play again. That door would be open a crack, Cooley said. But do I plan to play?

Should the Redskins Allow Robert Griffin to Play in the Preseason?

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If he were entering his rookie season, it would be a different story. But RG3 proved he’s capable of high-caliber NFL quarterback play in 2012. He led the Redskins from 3-6 to 10-6 and was integral in the club winning its first NFC East title since 1999. Griffin III threw 12 touchdowns to only two interceptions in the six games he started and won to end the year. During that span, he tacked on 286 rushing yards as well. His knee injury looked relatively gruesome and with major damage to both the ACL and MCL, the most intensive form of precaution should be taken. It doesn’t appear the Redskins have rushed back RG3 in any way, shape or form this offseason, and they shouldn’t get overly anxious to get him back on the field for any part of a meaningless preseason. Al Bello/Getty Images Sure, RG3 has been Adrian Petersonian in regard to the speed of his rehabilitation process, and there’s a chance the world-class athlete returns to pre-injury form just like the Minnesota Vikings running back did coming off his catastrophic knee injury a season ago. But much more harm than good can could come from Griffin III playing in a preseason outing. He has a firm grasp on the offensealthough one can expect he won’t be running as often in his sophomore campaignand doesn’t necessarily need to acclimate himself to the quickness or complexity of the NFL game. Should Robert Griffin III play in the preseason? If totally healthy, yes Submit Vote vote to see results Should Robert Griffin III play in the preseason? If totally healthy, yes 100.0% Total votes: 1 Teams are adamant about not showing or tipping any of their regular-season plays, tendencies or wrinkles in the preseason, anyway. So even if opposing defenses have new plans to stop Griffin III, they likely won’t be implemented on the field before the regular season. Even as a newcomer in 2012, Griffin III only threw 31 passes in the preseason, 17 of which came in the third exhibition game.

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How do I get there? Well, you can drive. Or you can take advantage of the luxury shuttle service being offered by Redskins legends Darrell Green and Art Monk . A ticket costs $65, or fans can purchase a $220 VIP package that includes the ride, lunch with Green or Monk, a T-shirt and an autographed picture. Click here to buy your ticket. Where do I park? The Redskins website lists parking options, including the addresses of lots, number of spaces and whether they are within walking distance of the training facility or you need to take a shuttle.

Redskins test out recovering RG III

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However, defensive end Adam Carriker, who tore a quad in Week 2 of 2012 and needed a follow-up surgery during the offseason, will likely begin camp on the physically unable to perform list. Orakpo looked good while the others were recuperating in the spring. But as has been the case since he was drafted second overall in 2012, everything Redskins revolves around Griffin. The 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year was held out of OTAs and minicamp as he continued to recover from Jan. 9 surgery on his right ACL and LCL. Griffin wants to be ready for the September 9 opener against Philadelphia, but coach Mike Shanahan was the target of complaints that Griffin returned too quickly last season, so decisions are expected to be made carefully and in conjunction with Dr. William Andrews. Absent Griffin, the Redskins are a far different time, but fellow second-year veteran Kirk Cousins did well when called on last year and will get plenty of reps with the first team while Griffin works his way back. Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett has to figure out who the safeties are after an ugly 2012 campaign on the defense’s back end. Washington is counting on a healthy Meriweather — limited to one game last season because of three injuries to his right ACL — and the addition of rookies Phillip Thomas and Bacarri Rambo, each a big playmaker in college, to fix the safety woes that were a headache in 2012.

Washington Redskins’ Ryan Kerrigan Poised For Breakout Season

Redskins’ Ryan Kerrigan seeks to produce sacks on a consistent basis

He led the Redskins with 8.5 sacks, eight passes defense, as well asreturning his only interception in 2012 for a 28 yard touchdown. These statistics suggest that Kerrigan has the ability to become a game changing force for Washington on defense. Kerrigans stellar http://www.parkwolfpackfootball.com/nfl/ryankerriganjersey.html 2012 season was overshadowed by the exploits of quarterback Robert Griffin III and running back Alfred Morris. He will benefit greatly from the return of right outside linebacker Brian Orakpo, who had his 2012 season shortened by a right triceps injury. Its best that Kerrigan continues to shine in relative obscurity. Orakpo was one of Washingtons most consistent defenders, earning 28.5 sacks in his first three seasons in Washington before suffering his injury. Orakpos sack total dictates that opposing offenses must account for his pass rushing prowess, perhaps in the form of double team blocking. This would place Kerrigan in more one on one blocking opportunities on the left side. Redskins fans hope Kerrigan will continue his solid effort in the teams efforts to improve on defense. Maybe Kerrigan can sustain his career momentum and help Redskins fans realize that he is the future of the Washington defense. In the short term, Washington hopes he can continue to progress into a great all around defender.


Through four weeks, Kerrigan was the top-ranked 3-4 outside linebacker in the league according to Pro Football Focus’s grades. His scoring play in Week 5 offered some evidence as to why. The Redskins took Kerrigan in the first round of the 2011 draft, so they believed he could be a difference-making player in their defense. He has turned out to be just about perfect. Those who would like the sack totals to be higher miss the point. Kerrigan could launch himself after the quarterback on every play and possibly get more sacks. But what jumps out when you watch him is that he makes good decisions. Sometimes, instead of overpursuing, he’ll hold back and bat down a pass, or wrestle a running back to the ground.

The team has invested a first-round pick in each of them and constructed a defense designed to maximize their ability to get to the opposing quarterback. This means the plan is not simply to have a good pass rush, but a dominant one. Haslett’s scheme calls for Orakpo and Kerrigan to be speedy, relentless predators who harass quarterbacks on every play and roll up the sacks. And 2013 is the year for them to flourish in that scheme. Orakpo, the 13th overall pick in the 2009 draft, turns 27 in July, and as of now is heading into the final year of his contract. He could, conceivably, get an extension from the Redskins prior to the start of the season, but that’s no sure thing. Drafted to be a dominant pass-rusher, Orakpo has flashed that ability during his career, averaging 9.5 sacks in his first three seasons before last season was cut short by a Week 2 pectoral muscle injury.

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I think hes doing fine. . . . Hes going to draw attention because hes the guy, and hes going to have to overcome some things.

Ryan Kerrigan hangs with the Caps

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London Fletcher, Ryan Kerrigan both Pro Bowl Bound

London Fletcher, Ryan Kerrigan Washington Redskins

When watching, it was expected that Alexander would show up on your television screen during a punt or kick-off return. He was knocking returners heads off on a weekly basis. Fletcher deserved to be a Pro Bowler in the first place, in my opinion. He will be official site making an appearance for the fourth straight year, and hes been as consistent as any linebacker in the game of football during his career. He had five interceptions this season, to go along with 139 total tackles. Kerrigan will make his first trip to Hawaii as a member of the Pro Bowl roster. In only his second season, Kerrigan had 8.5 sacks. The most impressive part of Kerrigans season, is the fact that linebacker Brian Orakpo was injured all year as well, which brought more attention to Kerrigan. However, he still managed to have a productive season for the Redskins. The Pro Bowl isnt such a popular game anymore, as players have constantly began to opt out of playing on their own.

Ryan Kerrigan could save Redskins’ defense

Photo via the Caps. While the Capitals were busy scoring a touchdown of their own, Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan took in the game, then paid a visit to the locker room for a meet and greet with the players. Though its not uncommon for D.C. athletes from different sports to support each other at games, this wont be a one-time thingfor Kerrigan. Ive been a lot this year, he said, asCaps players introduced themselves, including Eric Fehr, who talked at length with him about football. Kerrigan was shown on the big screen during the game, and fans shouldnt be surprised if they see more of him.When told of former teammate Chris Cooleys shenanigans at the Caps games, like coming down to the locker room and interviewing players , hanging out in the press box, or racing Fred Davis on tricycles , Kerrigan was amused. That sounds about right, he said, smiling.Thats gonna be my thing. Ben Sumner works in the Posts IT department and writes for Capitals Outsider .

Second-year slumpbusters: Robert Griffin III

So, There’s A (Probably Untrue) Rumor That RGIII Was Texting This Hooters Waitress On The Morning Of His Wedding…

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Andrew Luck , Robert Griffin III , Russell Wilson, and Colin Kaepernick all took their teams at either the start of the season, or at crucial times down the stretch, and redefined their offenses to a historic degree. Luck took the Indianapolis Colts , 2011’s worst team, to the playoffs, and he was anything but a “game manager.” He attempted more deep passes and took more pressure than any other quarterback. Griffin cost the Washington Redskins first-round draft picks in the next two years, but he proved to be worth that price when he took his team’s formerly moribund offense into the vanguard of the NFL’s new option attacks. Russell Wilson wasn’t expected to start when he was drafted — that’s what happens to a third-round pick who was dinked by front offices because of his height — but he had a similarly transformative effect on the Seattle Seahawks ‘ offense, and tied Peyton Manning’s rookie record for touchdown passes while bailing out of the pocket more often than anyone else at his position. And Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers took his team to the verge of a Super Bowl win in his 10th professional start (yes, dear commenters, we do know that he was not a rookie in 2012 … but he was a first-year starter), with an offense that turned out to be uniquely and perfectly suited to his strengths. Four young men who have done the unexpected, and raised the level of expectation for rookie quarterbacks to a ridiculous degree. Now that their performances are in the books, however, all four of them are facing the same tough question: What do you do for an encore? We’ve explored how Luck’s second season might be different — now, let’s go under the hood with Mr.

Robert Griffin III Making Astonishing Progress in Recovery from Knee Injury

It has a picture of someone that could be RGIII attached. That means nothing. Changing someones contact to RGIII and having them text you is very easy. You can even do it yourself. Creating fake texts on the internet is also extremely easy. I once wrote a (fictional!) story about Tim Tebow marrying a Jew and created these alleged texts from Tebows phone in about three minutes.

Since then someone else–a couple guys actually have bested the Redskins superstar. Any guesses as to who? The honor now belongs to this guy: From April through June… Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill | 3 days ago Back in the day, a side chick knew her place. She concerned herself only with her A and B situation with her unavailable man, not seeking attention from strangers by leaking texts, photos and proof of their dalliances. But thats not how it goes down in 2013. Internet fame is a drug and now we can add one more name to the ever growing list of alleged side chicks who blast on the…

Morning links: More high praise for Wilson

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson greets Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III after an NFL wild card playoff football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. The Seahawks defeated the Redskins 24-14. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Seahawks defeated the Redskins 24-14. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Good morning from the desert. Bill Barnwell of Grantland provides an interesting look at the four young quarterbacks from 2012 in Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Colin Kaepernick. Barnwell takes a look at the numbers and predicts what quarterback will be the most successful in 2013. Barnwell gives Griffin the nod over Wilson as the most productive quarterback of the four in 2012. But who will be the best of the four in 2013. Heres Barnwells answer. Barnwell: Im going to rule out Kaepernick because he has likely lost his best receiver, Michael Crabtree, for most of the season.

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III’s Lesson from Legendary Coach Lombardi

Redskins training camp preview: Wide receivers

Every inch of him has to play. Some guys play with their heads. Thats O.K. Youve got to be smart to be number one in any business. But more importantly, youve got to play with your heart, with every fiber of your body. If youre lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, hes never going to come off the field second.

Redskins training camp preview: Tight ends

It will be interesting to see how they move Reed within formations and using pre-snap motion to do so. Preseason questions: The Redskins are positioned to keep four tight ends for the first time under Shanahan. Which position loses a roster spot, accordingly, wont be clear until the 53-man roster is finalized on Aug. 31. Drafting Reed forces the numbers change, but the Redskins believe they could never have enough playmakers on offense. That approach as it relates to tight ends, though, can require tradeoffs.

Report: Redskins haven’t set date to determine RGIII’s status for camp

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Washington recently re-signed veteran tight end Fred Davis to a one-year extension, but with Niles Paul entering his second season tight end convert , and new draft pick Jordan Reed under contract, the Redskins are looking at a log jam at the position. Its a matter of how do you work in the other tight ends, the Washington Posts John Keim pointed out to 106.7 The Fans Holden and Danny. Will Jordan Reed have a role? Im not confident that right away that he would. Certainly having too many weapons on offense is a problem any team would welcome with open arms, and a tremendous issue for a 2nd year quarterback like RGIII to be facing, but their roles will eventually need to be defined. Keim points out other uncertainties at the position include how well Davis has recovered from his torn Achilles, which prematurely ended his 2012 campaign. We dont know how recovered Fred is from that Achilles, Keim said. What if hes only ninety percent? Again, these are all good problems to have, but even good problems are still problems until theyre resolved.

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Green was playing for the New York Giants at the time. He played for New York and for the Detroit Lions between 2000 and 2005. He filed a lawsuit earlier this year against the Redskins, Williams and the player who hit him, Robert Royal . The team said in a response filed Friday in federal court in Greenbelt, Md., that Green’s claims are “utterly baseless.” But, even if they were true, his lawsuit is pre-empted by an NFL collective bargaining agreement and was filed too late, lawyers for the team wrote. The team argues that an NFL collective bargaining agreement in place at the time required Green to exhaust grievance and arbitration procedures before filing a lawsuit, which he did not do. The team also says the statute of limitations for all Green’s claims is three years from the time of his injury. Green said in his lawsuit he was suspicious he may have been targeted when he was hit in 2004, and team lawyers wrote he had enough information then to pursue his claims if he wanted. The allegations of a bounty program came to light more recently.

Redskins Position Battles: Crowded at Tight End, Future of Position Uncertain

Hell be a better player. He has said so himself. Given what he said at their bye week last year when they were 3-6; that they could still make the playoffs, that he could play better, that he had to play better, then he went out and did, I think its pretty clear that he will be better than before. So think about that. Jul 14, 2013 7:55 PM Eli will be ready. Hes a proven winner.

Redskins want bounty lawsuit dismissed

No one in particular stands out. Henderson has some experience playing inside in some of New Orleans multiple-receiver sets, but he mostly lined up wide. Because the Redskins signed him at the end of spring practices, we have not witnessed whether he still is a significant deep threat. At age 31, theres a reason the Saints didnt bring him back.Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett loved Hendersons speed when, as Saints head coach, he drafted Henderson in 2004, but Henderson must prove he can still run. Hankerson and Robinson would secure their roster spots by improving some problem areas. Hankerson battles inconsistency catching the ball, and that continued with at least one drop during spring practices that were open to media. He emphasizes concentrating on securing the ball before making a move. Robinsons run blocking cost him playing time early last year. Its not easy for him to match the blocking standard set by first-string X receiver Garcon, given his two-inch, 30-pound size disadvantage.