So this is sort of embarrassing, but I may have forgotten that Robert Griffin III was an NFL quarterback.
Hear me out. For the last several months, all we've seen of RGIII is him having a street named in his honor, tossing footballs to elephants and accepting wedding gifts from complete strangers, among other things. I just thought he was a wealthy man about town.
Thursday, Griffin actually donned a football helmet and put a heavy brace on his surgically repaired knee, and participated in the Redskins' oraganized team activities at Redskins Park.
(OK, I was being a little facetious about forgetting he played football, but it's nice to finally write about him getting on the field in some capacity again.)
Now, Griffin didn't exert himself too much -- as you can see from the live tweets from some of my venerable colleagues in Ashburn -- but that didn't stop ESPN from having a "Live Look In" of the franchise quarterback's butt while he was stretching.
#Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is on the field working on dropbacks and short throws with Garcon, Davis, Helu. Jogged a bit.
— Zac Boyer (@ZacBoyer) May 23, 2013
RG3 has been dropping back and throwing for abt 20 minutes. Mildly surprising.
— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) May 23, 2013
RG3 is out here throwing to receivers in position drills and practicing handoffs at a measured pace. Still, he looks spry. #Redskins
— Rich Campbell (@Rich_Campbell) May 23, 2013
RG3 not wearing jersey, has big brave on right knee. Running plays with fellow injured players Garcon, Davis, Thompson, Reed.
— Joseph White Jr. (@JGWhiteAP) May 23, 2013
Robert Griffin is going through drills on the side, not in uniform. He's with several players healing from surgical repairs. #Redskins
— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) May 23, 2013
Griffin is set to address the media later this afternoon.
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