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  Redskins | No practice for Jason Hatcher Thursday    Wed Jul 23, 05:58 PM

Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins DT Jason Hatcher (knee) will not participate in practice Thursday, July 24.

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  Redskins | Maurice Hurt not in shape    Wed Jul 23, 04:49 PM

Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins OT Maurice Hurt was placed on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list because he is out of shape.

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  Redskins | Maurice Hurt to start training camp on PUP list    Wed Jul 23, 04:05 PM

Washington Redskins OT Maurice Hurt was placed on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, July 23.

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  Redskins | Leonard Hankerson to start training camp on PUP list     Wed Jul 23, 04:04 PM

Washington Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson (knee) was placed on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, July 23.

Footballguys view: Back in Week 11, Hankerson tore his ACL and LCL. His availability for the start of the regular season is unknown at this time. Hankerson is squarely on the roster bubble after Washington added guys like DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts this offseason.

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  Redskins | Two will start camp on PUP list    Wed Jul 23, 01:47 PM

Washington Redskins DE Stephen Bowen (knee) and DT Jason Hatcher (knee) will begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

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  Redskins | Mike Caussin signed    Mon Jul 21, 06:36 PM

The Washington Redskins have signed free-agent TE Mike Caussin (Bills). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived LS Kyle Nelson.

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  Redskins | Roy Helu may have advantage over Evan Royster    Mon Jul 21, 06:28 PM

Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu Jr. is seen as a better pass catcher than RB Evan Royster by some of the coaches, which should help his chance to make the final roster.

Footballguys view: Helu does have an advantage, especially under new head coach Jay Gruden. He's a fine receiver out of the backfield and has good run-after-the-catch ability.

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  Redskins | David Amerson improving, feeling confident    Mon Jul 21, 02:18 PM

Washington Redskins CB David Amerson said he's feeling confident going into his second year in the NFL. Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said Amerson still has work to do, but he's proud of how far Amerson has come, saying the second-year player has the skills you look for in a cornerback.

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  Redskins | Brandon Jenkins may be on bubble    Fri Jul 18, 09:55 PM

Washington Redskins LB Brandon Jenkins may be on the roster bubble during training camp even though outside linebackers coach Brian Baker said Jenkins was the most improved player among the linebackers. Jenkins will have to show he can play well against the run and be more fluid in pass coverage. He likely will need to show he can contribute on special teams to have a decent chance to make the roster.

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  Redskins | Andre Roberts might benefit from many weapons    Thu Jul 17, 10:46 PM

Washington Redskins WR Andre Roberts has admitted since the signing of WR DeSean Jackson that he might have opted to go elsewhere had he known Jackson would be signed. However, Roberts might be one of the biggest benefactors of having WRs Pierre Garcon and Jackson, as well as TE Jordan Reed, in the offense.

Footballguys view: Roberts will get over it -- eventually. The team wanted to find a more dangerous weapon and clearly Jackson is that guy. Roberts is a better fit inside as a slot receiver anyway. He'll be able to get off the line cleanly and get downfield in a hurry. We're not expecting much from Roberts in terms of fantasy production, but put him on your waiver wire speed dial if he is more involved in the offense than most project right now.

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  Redskins | Ryan Grant likely to make roster    Thu Jul 17, 02:22 PM

Washington Redskins WR Ryan Grant is likely to make the roster, in the opinion of Rich Tandler of ESPN Washington. Grant got praise from head coach Jay Gruden during offseason activities. "He plays like a 10-year veteran already," Gruden said.

Footballguys view: Grant has good hands and concentration when tracking deep passes. He has the body control to regularly adjust to poorly thrown passes, and Grant has good moves in the open field after the catch.

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  Redskins | Richard Crawford's health could determine fate    Wed Jul 16, 04:19 PM

Washington Redskins CB Richard Crawford (knee) could stick on the roster if the team believes he is fully healthy, in the opinion of Tarik El-Bashir of CSN Washington.

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  Redskins | Tyler Polumbus faces competition for RT job    Tue Jul 15, 08:09 PM

Washington Redskins OT Tyler Polumbus could lose the starting right tackle job to OT Tom Compton or OT Morgan Moses if he struggles this season, according to Mike Jones of The Washington Post. Jones also said that team officials aren't solid on Polumbus as the long-term solution at right tackle.

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  Redskins | Sign Stephen Campbell    Tue Jul 15, 03:44 PM

The Washington Redskins signed FB Stephen Campbell (Colts) Tuesday, July 15. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Redskins | Brian Orakpo deal unlikely    Tue Jul 15, 09:28 AM

The Washington Redskins are unlikely to sign LB Brian Orakpo to a long-term deal before the deadline Tuesday, July 15. He'll play under the one-year franchise tender.

Footballguys view: We're not surprised by this news. Orakpo could break the bank if he has a monster season this year. He'll be a free agent next year, and there should be several teams interested in his services.

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  Redskins | Ryan Kerrigan, Brian Orakpo receive praise    Mon Jul 14, 03:20 PM

Washington Redskins LBs Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Orakpo were described as being the best covering outside linebackers in the league by outside linebackers coach Brian Baker.

Footballguys view: Having both healthy will be a huge boost for the Washington pass rush. Orakpo is playing on a one-year franchise tender, so having a big year would equate to a big-money deal next offseason.

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  Redskins | Morgan Moses inconsistent during workouts    Mon Jul 14, 02:37 PM

Washington Redskins OT Morgan Moses was inconsistent with his play during offseason workouts and bends at the waist too often. He could compete with OT Tyler Polumbus for the starting right tackle job.

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  Redskins | Aldrick Robinson no lock    Mon Jul 14, 09:16 AM

Washington Redskins WR Aldrick Robinson will have to show improved route-running ability so the team can use him on more than a handful of plays to make the team. He took some work as a jammer and gunner on punt coverage and return units in the offseason, which could also help him make the team.

Footballguys view: Robinson is a borderline talent who needs to make standout plays in the preseason in order to keep his roster spot. Washington upgraded their group of wide receivers this offseason, and that could push Robinson off the 53-man roster.

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  Redskins | Keenan Robinson could start at ILB    Sat Jul 12, 03:21 PM

Washington Redskins LB Keenan Robinson appears to be the favorite to win the starting inside linebacker job, following a strong performance in spring workouts. LBs Darryl Sharpton, Akeem Jordan and Adam Hayward are also battling for the position.

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  Redskins | Three could be PUP candidates    Sat Jul 12, 12:39 PM

Washington Redskins DE Stephen Bowen (knee), DT Jason Hatcher (knee) and CB Richard Crawford (knee) are candidates to start training camp on Physically Unable to Perform list.

Footballguys view: The PUP list for training camp is different than the PUP list for the regular season. In camp, teams can put a player on the PUP list and bring him back at any time. During the regular season, the PUP list prevents a player from coming back for six weeks. After that there is a three week grace period to determine if a player is ready, or if he needs to be put on season-ending Injured Reserve.

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  Redskins | Darrel Young believes he will have spot on roster    Fri Jul 11, 10:53 PM

Washington Redskins FB Darrel Young said he believes he can fit into the team's new offensive scheme. Young believes offensive coordinator Sean McVay and offensive line coach Chris Foerster staying with the team will also help his chances since they know what he can do on the field.

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  Redskins | Colt McCoy could make the roster    Fri Jul 11, 01:54 PM

Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy could make the team if the team decides to keep three quarterbacks on the roster.

Footballguys view: McCoy gives the team veteran depth behind Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins. With Griffin coming back from the 2012 knee injury that plagued him last year too, the team would be wise to have a third QB just in case.

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  Redskins | Alfred Morris busted out long runs    Fri Jul 11, 10:12 AM

Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris led the NFL with 10 rushes of 20 or more yards in 2013.

Footballguys view: Morris is a banger between the tackles who is intent enough (and has enough burst) to break off a big run from time to time. He's not much of a receiving option, and his longest carry was 45 yards last year. We'll see how much guys like Roy Helu or rookie Lache Seastrunk get involved in Jay Gruden's pass-happy offense. Morris has a current ADP of RB17 (3.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Redskins | Competition at kicker    Fri Jul 11, 09:33 AM

Washington Redskins PKs Kai Forbath and Zach Hocker will compete for the starting job in training camp. Forbath has the early edge because of experience, but the rookie Hocker has done well on field goal attempts so far in offseason practice. Forbath also has spent the offseason working on kickoffs.

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  Redskins | Ross Madison a long shot    Thu Jul 10, 04:21 PM

Washington Redskins S Ross Madison is considered a long shot to make the final roster at this point.

Footballguys view: Even with Tanard Jackson out, which is a bad sign. Madison, if cut, might see a little interest as a camp body.

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  Redskins | Bacarri Rambo will need to help on special teams    Thu Jul 10, 04:14 PM

Washington Redskins FS Bacarri Rambo will need to contribute on special teams if he wants to make the final roster. His chances of making the team will be helped by FS Tanard Jackson's suspension.

Footballguys view: Rambo was a bit disappointing last season, so expecting him to add something to special teams makes sense--the team needs production from him somehow while he develops into what they hope will be a starter.

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  Redskins | Unlikely to bring in safety    Thu Jul 10, 02:30 PM

The Washington Redskins are unlikely to bring in another safety to replace FS Tanard Jackson, according to a league source.

Footballguys view: Jackson is running out of chances but it sounds like Washington isn't worried about his absence short term. During camp, we may see them add someone depending on how the safeties look in padded practices. For now though it looks like things will stay as they stand.

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  Redskins | Robert Griffin III praises Alfred Morris     Thu Jul 10, 02:07 PM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III thinks RB Alfred Morris is the biggest weapon on the team's offense. "I think everyone would lean towards DeSean or Pierre or Jordan Reed," Griffin III said when asked who the biggest weapon in the Redskins' offense is. "I think it's Alfred. With him, defenses have to make a decision whether to puts guys in the box to stop him or leave the box light and allow Alfred to go between the tackles and lure in the safeties. I think it will be interesting to see what defenses do against him."

Footballguys view: As we have said previously, Morris should hold enough value in this offense to keep him as a RB2 with high upside. He makes RG3's life easier by keeping defenses honest and is a threat for a big play at any time. Griffin is smart to keep him happy with a little extra praise.

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  Redskins | Alfred Morris still has a lot to accomplish     Thu Jul 10, 02:07 PM

Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris still feels like he has a lot to accomplish. "It's been a whirlwind, really," Morris explained of his first two seasons. "It's been a blur almost, but it's definitely been fun and a roller coaster ride."

Footballguys view: New head coach Jay Gruden likes to throw the ball a ton, but he has had backs run the ball a lot as well (Benjarvus Green-Ellis for one) so Morris won't completely fall off the map. He'll lose enough touches to keep him from surefire RB1 status and we have him ranked accordingly--a high end RB2 with a ton of upside.

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  Redskins | Ryan Kerrigan aiming higher    Wed Jul 9, 09:44 PM

Washington Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan saw his sack total remain the same from 2012 to 2013, his forced fumbles and tackle totals increase, but his pass breakups dipped. Still, he has been very consistent. However, he is aiming higher in 2014. 'I'm tired of being consistent,' Kerrigan said. 'I want to be consistently really, really good. I don't want to be just consistently average anymore. I want to be consistently good.'

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  Redskins | Coaches were unsure if they could count on Tanard Jackson    Wed Jul 9, 05:13 PM

Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins coaches always sounded unsure if they could count on FS Tanard Jackson in 2014.

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  Redskins | Tanard Jackson suspended indefinitely    Wed Jul 9, 04:49 PM

Washington Redskins S Tanard Jackson was suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL policy for substance abuse Wednesday, July 9.

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  Redskins | Tracy Porter could start    Wed Jul 9, 01:42 PM

Washington Redskins CB Tracy Porter could become a starter this upcoming season, but the team likely would prefer to start him only in a pinch. Porter is expected to be the nickel back in 2014.

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  Redskins | Shawn Lauvao making progress    Wed Jul 9, 12:39 PM

Washington Redskins OF Shawn Lauvao improved during offseason workouts but likely will need more reps to get more comfortable with the offense, according to offensive line coach Chris Foerster.

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  Redskins | Leonard Hankerson injury update    Tue Jul 8, 12:23 PM

Washington Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson (knee) has not received medical clearance yet and could open training camp on the physically unable to perform list. Hankerson hopes to be ready for training camp, but has not received any assurances from doctors that he will be cleared.

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  Redskins | DeAngelo Hall learning from Redskin great    Mon Jul 7, 02:33 PM

Washington Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall has talked with former Washington Redskins CB Darrell Green about increasing the longevity of his career and improving his game. Hall said he tries to work on his footwork and drills, saying that Green 'was all feet.'

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  Redskins | Josh LeRibeus improving    Mon Jul 7, 02:13 PM

Washington Redskins OG Josh LeRibeus is reportedly in better shape this offseason, and coaches have said he's doing better than he was at this time last year. LeRibeus is trying to make the team as a backup, according to a source.

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  Redskins | Robert Griffin III to work with Terry Shea    Mon Jul 7, 10:45 AM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will work with quarterbacks coach Terry Shea next week to tune up before training camp. Griffin worked with Shea earlier in the offseason. Shea focused hard on Griffin's fundamentals, including narrowing his base, getting his feet to turn with his body in the pocket and raising where Griffin held the ball - at times last year he held it too low, leading to a wind-up throw.

Footballguys view: Griffin's speed is back by most accounts, and now he is working to undo any bad habits from the lost 2013 season and any other tweaks that will help him improve. He could come out of the gate in Week 1 an even better player than he was at the end of 2012 with the addition of DeSean Jackson and a QB-friendly head coach in Jay Gruden.

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  Redskins | Chris Chester still OG frontrunner    Sun Jul 6, 03:04 AM

Although Washington Redskins OG Chris Chester struggled at the right guard spot, the team still considers him the favorite to start in 2014. However, Chester could be challenged by OGs Spencer Long and Josh LeRibeus.

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  Redskins | Robert Griffin III back in 2012 form    Sat Jul 5, 10:11 PM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III looks more explosive this season, according to offensive coordinator Sean McVay. McVay also said he expects Griffin to return to his 2012 form now that he is playing without a knee brace. 'I don't think there's any question: he looks explosive,' McVay said. 'He looks like he is exactly what he was in the 2012 season. I think people underestimate when you have a brace on your knee how much that truly restricts you... So I think being able to take that off, he looks extremely explosive.'

Footballguys view: This is what Griffin and Washington need. His sophomore season was a wash as Griffin tried to come back too soon from the knee injury he suffered in the 2012 playoffs. If healthy, Griffin should be rejuvenated in the new Washington offense. Fantasy owners are expecting a bounce-back season as Griffin's current ADP is QB7 (7.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Redskins | Tanard Jackson fighting for a roster spot    Sat Jul 5, 09:31 PM

Washington Redskins S Tanard Jackson needs a strong showing in training camp in order to make the 53-man roster, according to beat writer Ira Kaufman.

Footballguys view: Jackson is a talented player who can be an enforcer close to the line of scrimmage. He plays with natural violence and can be an intimidating presence in the secondary. Jackson has not played in two years because of multiple violations of the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

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  Redskins | Change in philosophy could help Brian Orakpo    Sat Jul 5, 10:15 AM

Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo could benefit from a change in defensive philosophy that will result in a more aggressive approach in getting to the quarterback. The team's linebackers will be "turned loose" to get into the backfield.

Footballguys view: Good news for Orakpo and Washington here. He's playing on a one-year franchise tag, and Orakpo could easily get 12-15 sacks with a more aggressive agenda. This could help Orakpo secure the long-term deal he's looking for.

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  Redskins | Tracy Porter has edge for nickel back job    Fri Jul 4, 07:19 PM

Washington Redskins CB Tracy Porter (shoulder) is the clear favorite for the nickel back job if he is healthy during training camp.

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  Redskins | Tracy Porter expected to be ready for training camp    Fri Jul 4, 02:42 PM

Washington Redskins CB Tracy Porter (shoulder) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

Footballguys view: Porter is not the same player he used to be, but he's good veteran depth for Washington. He'll compete for the third CB job behind DeAngelo Hall and David Amerson.

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  Redskins | Logan Paulsen thinks Jimmy Graham is a tight end    Fri Jul 4, 01:38 PM

Washington Redskins TE Logan Paulsen thinks New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham should be considered a tight end over a wide reciever. "It's difficult because you look at it and you say, 'Oh, he's lined up at receiver," added Paulsen. "But I guarantee you he goes to tight end meetings. He goes with the tight ends during practice. And they might have him do some different stuff during practice, but there's no doubt in my mind that they refer to him as a tight end.'

Footballguys view: In other news, Paulsen thinks water is wet. It's already been determined that Graham is a tight end by an arbitrator--there's no need to get the opinion of every tight end in the league.

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  Redskins | Third-down back position battle    Thu Jul 3, 05:38 PM

Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu will receive competition from RBs Chris Thompson and Lache Seastrunk for the role of third-down running back. Helu is criticized for rarely getting more than what defenses give him, and the coaching regime who selected him out of college are no longer with the organization. It is expected Helu will win the job because the other two are unproven in pass-protection situations at the NFL level.

Footballguys view: Helu started out his Washington career hot, but has since been fairly average. We're backing Seastrunk for the third-down job but as this piece points out, neither Seastrunk nor Thompson are much use pass-blocking right now. Down the road though, Helu will lose this job. Helu is the most rosterable right now, but as no more than a RB5 on a good day. Seastrunk is a later round pick in fantasy drafts, no better than an RB5 or RB6 though he has upside. Thompson has virtually no value for fantasy purposes.

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  Redskins | Richard Crawford hopes to regain return-game role    Thu Jul 3, 05:23 PM

Washington Redskins CB Richard Crawford (knee) spent the offseason program rehabilitating and strengthening his knee in hopes of reclaiming his position as the team's punt returner. Crawford will compete with WRs Andre Roberts, DeSean Jackson, Santana Moss, Nick Williams and RB Chris Thompson. Crawford will also compete for playing time with CBs E.J. Biggers, Tracy Porter, Chase Minnifield and Bashaud Breeland.

Footballguys view: He's more dynamic than Roberts and less critical to the offense that Jackson. Moss has lost a step (or eight) and Williams or Thompson are pretty average. He's fine as a rotational corner but nothing special.

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  Redskins | Robert Griffin praises head coach and team    Thu Jul 3, 02:24 PM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin praised new head coach Jay Gruden and general manager Bruce Allen for putting the right people in the locker room in 2014. 'What I think is going to help us most this year is that everybody in that building is going to be for us being successful and for us winning,' Griffin said. 'There are no ulterior motives. That will be great. Jay has been phenomenal. (General manager) Bruce Allen has done great job of getting the right guys in that locker room. I tip my hat to them. They have given us everything we need to be successful. We're going to work our butts off for them.'

Footballguys view: In case there were any lingering doubts that RG3 and the Shanahans weren't in love, here you go. We hope Griffin is right and that the team--especially the offense--is all on the same page now. With DeSean Jackson added to a mix which already had Pierre Garcon, Jordan Reed, Alfred Morris and Andre Roberts, this is an offense which has the potential to really take off.

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  Redskins | Robert Griffin III wants to maximize each moment    Thu Jul 3, 02:23 PM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III wants to maximize each moment he has with his teammates in 2014, something he missed out on last offseason as he worked his way back from injury. 'That's what people don't understand,' Griffin said. 'Being around my teammates, being able to work with them, condition with them and lift with them, just the locker room talk is all so important. It's important to me.

Footballguys view: Bringing the team together is part of being a leader, something which his injury prevented Griffin from doing last season. If he's going to lead the team he needs to stay healthy as well as bond with them. Reports have RG3 doing a great job being prepared to run the offense mentally, and now the team needs him to be smarter about staying healthy. We've got Griffin as a QB1 right now, though you always have a worry about the way he plays and how he can hold up.

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  Redskins | Maurice hurt works at RT    Wed Jul 2, 04:32 PM

Washington Redskins OT Maurice Hurt lined up at right tackle during offseason workouts.

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