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D.C. Athletes Welcome Robert Griffin III To Washington

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    Wendy Rieger speaks to fans after Robert Griffin III officially becomes a Washington Redskin. (Published Friday, April 27, 2012)

    Now that Robert Griffin III is officially a Washington Redskin, his fellow D.C.-based athletes can finally welcome him to the city. The Nationals and D.C. United took the lead in that regard, having their biggest stars wish the newest one luck.

    Stephen Strasburg and Ryan Zimmerman filmed video messages:

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    Meanwhile, Dwayne De Rosario filmed his own message and displayed a custom RGIII jersey to boot (soccer humor):

    And then there was Perry Kitchen: 

    Smooth.

    If you want to welcome RG3 in person, you may have a chance Saturday at the Redskins' Draft Day Party.  Head on over to CSNWashington.com for more information.


    Adam Vingan is co-founder and editor of Kings Of Leonsis, a Caps-centric blog. Follow him on Twitter @Adam_KOL and e-mail your story ideas to adamvingan (at) gmail.com.