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Griffin III, Receivers To Begin Workouts Soon

*With the calendar turned over to a new league year, several offensive players are looking to get back together soon for an informal passing camp. *

While official offseason workouts may still be weeks away, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III wants to make sure his offensive weapons are on the same page .

So for the third time in four years, the former second-overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft is going to get some of his receivers together for an informal passing camp at an undisclosed location.

"We're all going to go on a little team trip, most of the offensive guys are going to go on a team trip to get some work in fairly soon here," tight end Niles Paul said recently in an interview on SiriusXM. "He brought everyone together last year to get some work in before we started offseason training. But, it's a big step for Rob. I think it's him stepping into a role and embracing it as a true leader of this team."

Griffin III was central to the Redskins convening during the offseason last year in Arizona for workout sessions that included Pierre Garçon, Andre Roberts, Santana Moss, Jordan Reed and Chris Thompson.

In June 2012, just a few weeks before his first NFL training camp, Griffin III got several of the weapons together in Waco, Texas.

"We knew we needed to get together," he told Ian Rapoport of at the time. "We got workout facilities and everything. Shockingly, I convinced them to come to Waco, Texas, because not everybody wants to do that."

While the Redskins haven't been collectively together since the end of the 2014 season, Paul knows that taking advantage of this time of year can only benefit the Redskins as they look to gel in their second season in Jay Gruden and coordinator Sean McVay's offense.

That starts with getting in-sync with Griffin III, whom was named the “No. 1 guy” by Gruden entering the 2015 season.

"We have a lot of time to work with guys," said Paul, who recently signed a new deal with the team. "I know with me, I run with the No. 1s, 2s and 3s. …As far as coming in and running the offense, each quarterback brings a different dynamic to the offense, to the huddle and to the play call, and you just need to get used to their tempo, their pace to the game and stuff."




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