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Redskins QB Griffin, receivers to work out in Florida


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Robert Griffin III, who enters the offseason as the starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins, is going to work out with some of his receivers in Florida next week.

According to the Washington Post, Griffin and a number of his skill-position teammates will gather for four days of group workouts.

The team’s offseason voluntary workouts begin on April 20 and feature only strength and conditioning drills. Mandatory minicamp is scheduled June 16-18.

Griffin and some of his wide receivers, tight ends and running backs trained in Phoenix for a week last year in advance of the team’s program. The previous year in 2013, Griffin spent the offseason rehabbing from reconstructive knee surgery. As a rookie in 2012, RG3 hosted a group of receivers for workouts in Texas.

Beyond being the starter heading into camp, head coach Jay Gruden and general manager Scot McCloughan have made no assurances.

That includes the commitment to pick up Griffin’s fifth-year option. McCloughan said recently the Redskins are undecided on whether to activate the 2016 contract year as part of Griffin’s rookie deal.

Gruden said he would like Griffin, the No. 2 overall pick in 2012 who has been benched late in each of the past two seasons, to grab hold of the starting gig and not let go.

“He’s got the starting job right now,” Gruden said last month. “Hopefully he takes the job and runs with it.”

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