They shared some meals, some laughs and even bowling lanes late last week in Texas.
But most of all, Redskins’ rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III and a slew of his receivers got some quality work in running through the team’s passing plays in Griffin III’s first-ever NFL Passing Camp at Baylor University in Waco.
Redskins’ second-year wide receiver Aldrick Robinson was among the pass-catchers last week who traveled within his home state of Texas to get his work in with Griffin III.
Robinson on Monday was a guest on ESPN980’s The Sports Reporters, where he discussed the purpose of the passing camp:
“We just went down there, Thursday we went down there to the college — Baylor college — and we worked out with the team just to see how the program and where RGIII came from,” Robinson said. “We saw how hard they worked and all.”
Though the two teammates never played against each other in college, Robinson and Griffin III have been familiar with one another for a while. Robinson said Griffin III burned him with an important pass when the two played against each other in high school.
“(Griffin III) was good in high school, man,” Robinson told The Sports Reporters with a laugh. “He actually beat me on a play. I was playing defense, and he threw a game-winning touchdown on me.”
After the Passing Camp at Baylor, the Redskins’ players had a nice dinner and went bowling, a speciality of receiver Pierre Garçon — but not necessarily Griffin III.
“(Griffin III) bowls hard,” Robinson said. “He bowls hard. He just throws the ball down there.”
Robinson — who could be in the mix as a punt returner for the Redskins this season — said the team’s coaching staff liked what they saw of the 2011 sixth-round pick from SMU this offseason.
“They told me I helped myself during OTAs and mini-camp. I like my chances now that I’m more familiar with the system and the plays and everything like that,” Robinson said. “So I can play faster and use my speed.”
Robinson will be among several receivers vying for a roster spot as training camp begins July 25.
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