Griffin gets increased walk-through snaps

August 12, 2013
Robert Griffin III. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post
Robert Griffin III. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post

RICHMOND — Quarterback Robert Griffin III received a greatly increased number of snaps during the Washington Redskins’ morning walk-through Monday at their training camp facility in Richmond.

Griffin, by unofficial count, had taken 53 of the 70 snaps with the starting offense at one point during the walk-through. Backup Kirk Cousins had taken the other first-team snaps.

It wasn’t exactly a rugged test of the soundness of Griffin’s surgically repaired right knee. Walk-throughs are, as the name suggests, low-intensity, quasi-practices performed at far from full speed, with no hitting allowed. But Monday’s walk-through workload for Griffin was significantly more than he’d done in such sessions previously during this training camp, another sign that his practice activities could increase sharply this week.

One person familiar with the situation said Sunday that Griffin was expected to face an 11-man defense during practice-field drills Tuesday for the first time during this camp. Another person with knowledge of the Redskins’ planning said Griffin was likely to be allowed to participate in such full team drills soon but did not specify which day. Coach Mike Shanahan has eased Griffin back toward full-time duties during this training camp, so far limiting him to seven-on-seven passing drills and other scaled-back activities during practices.

The Redskins have an afternoon practice scheduled for Monday. Griffin and Shanahan are to address media members separately Monday. The team has one practice per day scheduled for the remainder of this week before breaking camp Friday.

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What’s ahead:

● Today’s second practice is at 3:20 p.m. If you’re headed to Richmond, check our our guide to training camp for tips on getting autographs, where to park and things to do after the session is over.

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Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.
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Mike Jones · August 12, 2013