[Editor’s Introduction: On the eve of a very exciting season around Redskins Park, the staff at Redskins.com welcomes a new member to the family. Derrick King has been a familiar face around Redskins Park in recent seasons, and will contribute a weekly column for Redskins.com. He will also be appearing on ‘Redskins Nation’ with Larry Michael tonight and on a weekly basis. Please give him a warm Redskins welcome, and look for his weekly column, called ‘Redskins Upload’ over on the main page. Here’s a message directly from Derrick, himself.]
Eight days after the Redskins selected Robert Griffin III with the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the team’s franchise quarterback took the field for the first time.
Today officially marked the Redskins’ first day of a three-day rookie mini-camp.
Head coach Mike Shanahan and his staff assembled a diverse collection of rookies and eligible first-year players. But the fascination today focused on Griffin III.
His trademark locks flowed from his helmet, and his bright gold quarterback jersey matched his fiery shoes and socks. This may have been just a non-contact off-season excercise, Griffin III’s football skills were also on display–and I’m taking notes.
In the first edition of a new season-running column, Redskins Upload, I will chronicle Griffin III’s first full weekend at Redskins Park, and give you an inside look at the Heisman Trophy winner’s first five practices as a member of the Redskins.
Each Thursday during the football season, I will appear on Redskins Nation with host Larry Michael to inform viewers of the topic of the column that will run on Redskins.com the following day. I will take an inside look at an array of matters pertaining to the Redskins players and organization.
I am looking forward to a very successful season and having an opportunity to share my perspectives with you, throughout.
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