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Griffin Brings ‘a New Dimension’ to Redskins and N.F.L. -
Robert Griffin III, the former Colts executive Bill Polian said, "can put his foot in the ground and go by everybody or stop and throw it 60 yards across the field on the money."

Transcript: RG3 meets the DC press - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
There are a few cringe-worth moments here as Robert Griffin III was formally introduced to the Washington media shortly before going onto the field to greet the fans at FedEx Field.

Robert Griffin III understands the pressure he’s under to win - The Insider - The Washington Post

New Redskins QB says he understands the pent-up need for a winner in Washington and will try to help the team as quickly as he can.

Video: Redskins introduce RG3 - NFC East Blog - ESPN

Robert Griffin III addresses the media as the new quarterback for the Washington Redskins.

RT's 5: Interesting O-line battles ahead - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Rich Tandler’s five things that may or may not be related to the Washington Redskins and other matters.

Redskins rebuilt QB corps includes addition of Cousins - Washington Times

The Redskins orchestrated a quarterback makeover during draft weekend, adding Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins while releasing veteran John Beck. Washington was expected to take Griffin, but selecting another quarterback in the fourth round startled some, including the pick himself.

NFL Draft 2012: Washington Redskins make surprise move drafting Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins - The Washington Post
The addition of Kirk Cousins, one of seven Redskins picks on the draft’s last day, spurs release of John Beck.

RG3 Era Begins With Confusing Quarterback Pick - Georgetown, DC Patch
The Redskins used a valued selection on a luxury item and inadvertently opened the door to a potentially awkward training camp.

Morris: I Take Pride In My Pass Protection
The selection follows a pattern by head coach Mike Shanahan to choose running backs in the later rounds and develop them into contributors. Morris hails from a small collegiate program, but he fits what his coaches want as a professional.

Griffin talks a good game | Washington Examiner

Robert Griffin III made a dazzling first impression with the Washington media on Saturday at FedEx Field.

Redskins press release: 2012 draft - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

The Washington Redskins finalized its 2012 NFL Draft class on Saturday, selecting nine players, highlighted by No. 2 overall pick quarterback Robert Griffin III. The team’s 2012 draft class is as follows:

For one glorious moment, it all came together for Washington’s sports teams - The Washington Post

OPINION | For one shining moment, everything came together nicely for Washington’s sports teams, before quickly falling apart at the seams again.

After RG3, Redskins' draft objective was addressing depth - Washington Times

Robert Griffin III's career ultimately will determine whether the Washington Redskins' 2012 draft was a success. They traded three first-rounders and a second-round pick for the chance to draft him, so the grade is heavily weighted on his performance.

Shanahan pleased with Redskins draft | Washington Examiner

The final scorecard on the Redskins draft: Six offensive players; nine players total; two quarterbacks, two guards, one tackle, one running back, one corner, one safety and a linebacker.

Redskins’ third draft under Mike Shanahan was about Robert Griffin III and added depth - The Washington Post

After drafting Robert Griffin III, Mike Shanahan continued restocking the Redskins’ roster, drafting players who project as backups to begin with, and perhaps starters down the line.

Five thoughts: Redskins draft | Washington Examiner

The Redskins Blog | Alfred Morris Is A Classic Shanahan Back
Starting with Terrell Davis in Denver, Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan has earned his reputation as Running Backs Whisperer, taking obscure picks and developing them into electrifying playmakers.

Washington Redskins cut John Beck after picking Kirk Cousins, source says - ESPN

The Washington Redskins completed their quarterback overhaul Saturday, releasing quarterback John Beck, a team source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Reports: Redskins sign 12 undrafted players

According to multiple reports, the Redskins have signed 12 undrafted rookies including Virginia cornerback Chase Minnifield.

Grading the Draft -- NFC Teams - CBSSports

Grading a draft immediately after it concludes is akin to giving your compliments to the chef before a meal is served. Sure, the food might sound good on the menu, but the true evaluation won't come until after the product has been tested.

NFC East undrafted free agent signings – Blogging the bEast

Virginia CB Chase Minnefiled (Redskins) had microfracture surgery in January and was recovering slower than expected. At this time last year, Minnifield appeared at number 21 on Mel Kiper’s big board.

2012 NFL Draft Grades – Audibles