Training Camp Notebook: RGIII says knee brace to stay on for the season

Washington Redskins quarterbacks Kirk Cousins (12) and Robert Griffin III (10) participate in a drill during the afternoon practice at the NFL football team\'s training camp in Richmond, Va., Monday, July 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

RICHMOND, Va. – Monday’s at training camp means that we hear from the quarterback. And Robert Griffin III took the podium for his second news conference of camp.

Some of the highlights:

  • He said everyone is excited to be out of the field after the first couple days of camp. He then said, “As far as I go, I felt good out there. It’s not easy to sit around and watch, but…I call it ‘Operation Patience’ and that’s what I’ve got to be. I’ve got to be patient.”
  • We know he did in fact work out on his honeymoon at the “football Americano” facility in France.
  • He said he did a few reps in the walk-through today, which is a bump up from last week.
  • The timeline for his workload after next week is “vague” as he hopes to ramp it up. The team travels to Tennessee next Tuesday so we could see him do a little more early in the week or when they return to practice after the game.
  • He was asked about the knee brace and how much it’s restricting him. “It’s not,” he said.

    He will wear the brace the rest of this year and he hopes that’s it. But he’s not thinking about the knee.

    “I’m just playing football.”


Mike Shanahan was asked about the workload again for his quarterback.

“We’ve got the same plan for Robert that we did the first day and we’ll have that for the next couple weeks.”

We did see Josh Wilson do his first set of team drills today. He has been working to get back into football shape since the beginning of camp last week. He and DeAngelo Hall were lined up as the cornerbacks with the first team.

When Hall got hurt we saw rookie David Amerson take his place. Amerson had been filling in for Wilson last week as well. Coaches like what they’ve seen so far from the rookie out of N.C. State.


DeAngelo Hall rolled his ankle in the afternoon practice during a one-on-one drill. He came out, had it taped and tried to go back in.

“I wanted to see how it felt,” Hall said. “When it happened, it hurt pretty bad. It felt like I got shot. I stayed on the ground for a little bit and couldn’t put any pressure on it. I wanted to try and move on it a little bit and try the tape job out. It felt OK, still a little bit painful so they pulled me out.”

Hall will have an X-ray and go from there. Mike Shanahan said he doesn’t think it’s serious.

WR Dante Stallworth was still doing work on the side trying to get back from his hamstring injury suffered over the weekend.

“Just had a little tweak, nothing too much. They’re being real cautious with it. I’m doing everything I can right now to get back out as soon as I can and hopefully that will be sooner than later,” Stallworth said today.

Guard Adam Gettis has a hamstring strain as well said Mike Shanahan. It also doesn’t appear to be serious.


On the heels of Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin joining the world of Twitter, Mike Shanahan was asked when we might see him make the jump.

“I’ve never been on Twitter. I don’t even have email,” the coach said. “I just learned to text about two years ago, that’s where I’m at. On a serious side, I don’t have an email. I do text and I’m not very good at that. I’m not getting into the Twitter.”

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