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Robert Griffin III Won’t Let Contract Get In Way Of Offseason Progress
ASHBURN – Having gone through the playbook for the past six weeks, including group film sessions, individual reviews and organized team practices, Robert Griffin III will likely enter the Washington Redskins’ training camp in late July with a fair comprehension of the offense.
To make sure, though, Griffin plans on meeting with several receivers during the players’ time off to run routes and work on his timing.
“We’re all going to get together,” Griffin said Tuesday, after the Redskins wrapped up their first of three mandatory mini-camp dates. “We haven’t figured something out quite like that yet, but we are going to get together and throw. It’s important. It’s important for us to be successful, and that’s what you have to do.”
Griffin has not yet signed a contract with the team and said he doesn’t expect that to be an issue. With the recent collective bargaining agreement containing specific parameters for rookie contracts, inexperienced players are no longer able to hold out into the season, allowing the Redskins to have confidence the quarterback will be at training camp on time.
What it does, though, is create uncertainty as to whether Griffin and his teammates can officially work out at Redskins Park or will need to head to an area high school or some other open space to do so.
“It’s always nice when people are working out and we know they’re going to work out,” head coach Mike Shanahan said. “They’re going to be away from us until about July 16 before they come back from a working standpoint. … But that month preceding that, obviously they will be working out and feeling comfortable with our system, I hope, and ready for our camp.”