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Daily Slop : Griffin III Glad To Be Focused Back On Football; No Setbacks With Chris Cooley's Knee

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Mike Shanahan on RG3: 'He's the starter, period' -
Just in case you weren't aware, Robert Griffin III will go right to work for the Redskins. Mike Shanahan said Sunday that the rookie QB will work with the first team at OTAs.

Washington Redskins Sign 2 Draft Picks, 5 College Free Agents Following Minicamp " CBS DC
The Washington Redskins signed their sixth round draft picks as well as five college free agents at the conclusion of their rookie minicamp, which was highlighted by Mike Shanahan's announcement that Robert Griffin III would be the team's starting quarterback.

The Redskins Blog | Preview: Redskins 80th Anniversary Bus
In anticipation of the team’s 80th anniversary season and celebration, the Redskins have rolled out the 80th anniversary bus, which currently resides at Redskins Park.

Griffin gives Redskins a tantalizing glimpse of things to come - Washington Times
More than a dozen camera shutters click-clacked on the sideline Sunday as Robert Griffin III practiced taking snaps from center at the Washington Redskins' rookie minicamp. Coach Mike Shanahan watched from the opposite sideline. He has his franchise quarterback. Now he must figure out how to use him.

Redskins' Shanahan: No setbacks with Chris Cooley's knee -
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says the left knee that put tight end Chris Cooley on injured reserve last season is not giving him the same swelling problems after workouts. Wide receiver Santa Moss is also healthier.

Griffin hopes Cousins can be the Kubiak to his Elway | ProFootballTalk
As the NFL world continues to debate the Redskins' surprising decision to use their fourth-round draft pick on quarterback Kirk Cousins after already using their first- and second-round picks (and their next two years' first-round picks) on quarterback Robert Griffin III, Redskins coach Mike Shanaha...

The Redskins Blog | Griffin III Is An Honorary D.C. Fútbol Player
If you think Redskins fans are the only Washingtonians excited about the arrival of Robert Griffin III, you may want to check with the new inhabitants of RFK Stadium.

The Redskins Blog | Final Video Report From Rookie Mini-Camp
Besides the warm glow of No. 10 at Redskins Park, this weekend was also for the Redskins, as they have a lot to show for the collegiate film study conducted by scouts and coaches. No man is an island, and every receiver, cornerback and nose tackle will be needed to make this team into a winner.

Redskins notes and analysis.... | Washington Examiner
Robert Griffin III is impressive in person. It’s not just the arm, which is fantastic. Those saying it’s the best arm in camp since Jeff George aren’t exaggerating. But the thing that jumps out with Griffin, too, is the footwork.

Griffin III Glad To Be Focused Back On Football
On practice: "It was good. You know, getting out here and getting the chance to work with the guys, work through the offense, it was a lot of fun so I look forward coming back, in a week and doing it with the rest of the guys."

Robert Griffin III isn’t a sure thing, but his foundation is solid - The Washington Post
OPINION | Robert Griffin III isn’t guaranteed success but his upbringing should help him cope with the challenges of the NFL.

Mike Shanahan names Robert Griffin III Redskins starting quarterback - The Washington Post
After just five practices at his first rookie minicamp, Redskins top draft pick Robert Griffin III is elevated to top of the depth chart at quarterback.

Redskins rookie minicamp practice report - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Some random notes and observations from today’s rookie minicamp. Since we were not allowed to tweet during the workout they are mostly in Twitter format. Most of the time that RG3 took a snap, it was from Josh LeRibeus. He is listed as a guard but he certainly will help himself if he has position flexibility.

RG3 has been watching Brees, Schaub to learn offense

Robert Griffin III said that he has been learning the Redskins offense by watching film of Matt Schaub and Drew Brees.

Orakpo, Fletcher on PFF top 101 list

Two Redskins were on the Pro Football Focus Top 101 of 2011 list, albeit nowhere near the top.

DALY: Happy days are here again - and it's only minicamp - Washington Times

A quarterback like Robert Griffin III can make a coach like Mike Shanahan feel young again. You could see it in Shanahan's eyes Sunday as he talked about the new face of the Washington Redskins franchise. You could hear it in his voice, too. You might even describe him as giddy (to the extent that any going-on-60 coach can be that).

Some random thoughts from around the NFC East: My favorite pick from each team in the bEast – Blogging the bEast

Eli Manning Was Comical on 'Saturday Night Live' -

The Giants quarterback, known for his modest approach and bland quotations, showed he was game for anything, and yes, he was funny.

Young Green a longshot to make Panthers

Jared Green, the son of Redskins Hall of Fame cornerback Darrell Green, inherited some traits from his father. Some will help him as he tries out for the Panthers, others won't.

Junior Seau's death has fans looking differently at the player safety issue - Peter King -

First up this morning: A history lesson. We'll never see two months like we've just seen in any offseason. Ever. To recap:

2011 Run Stop Percentages: Cornerbacks |

While defending the pass is their top job, CBs must offer run support from time to time as well. Khaled Elsayed notes the best from 2011