The Redskins released Trent Williams from the roster on Monday. In order to share his thanks, and cover all of his bases, Griffin III tweeted a photo of himself with fans and then put out a longer message on Facebook and Instagram, extending his gratitude towards the organization and fans for his time in Washington.
In his longer message, which he also posted to whosay, he thanks everyone from owner Dan Snyder and President Bruce Allen, all the way to "front desk extraordinaire" B.J. Blanchard, and her chocolate chip cookie hookup.
It was a blessing guys. After 4 years, my days as a part of this team have come to an end. I just want to take the time to say thank you #SkinsNation. Thank you for welcoming my family with open arms in 2012. You guys made it truly an honor to play for you and I couldn't imagine starting my career anywhere else. Thank you to Dan Snyder, Bruce Allen, all the Skins coaches, training staff, equipment managers and everyone in the organization for giving me an opportunity to play this beautiful game at the highest level here in Washington. A special thanks to front desk extraordinaire B.J. Blanchard, who always has a smile on her face and is the plug for chocolate chips cookies. Thank you to my teammates for all the memories & relationships over the past 4 years. You guys have helped thru all the ups and downs over the years and have become a part of my family for life. I wish you all the best and you always have a brother to lean on. Thank You. Thank You. Thank You. Although my time here is over, I'm excited about what the future brings!!! I look forward to finding the team where God has me to be and growing with that team on the way to World Championships. God Bless #ThankYou
The memories have poured out from a lot of media and writers in wake of this announcement, and many of Griffin III's teammates have posted similar messages upon their release and upcoming free agency.
In preparation of this day, Griffin III had been tweeting about his eventual departure, which included some memories and some philosophies on life he'd like to keep with him.