Griffin, Fletcher and Forbath earn team honors


Teammates showed their respect for London Fletcher by voting him defensive player of the year. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III took home 2012 Offensive Player of the Year honors, which were voted by his teammates and announced at the team’s annual Welcome Home Luncheon on Friday.

Griffin set franchise and league rookie rushing records for a quarterback and led an offense that ranked fifth in the NFL last season.

The Redskins once again voted London Fletcher defensive player of the year after he anchored their unit and made his fourth straight Pro Bowl.

Kai Forbath was voted special teams player of the year by his teammates after he, as a first-year player, made an NFL-record 17 consecutive field goals.

Have a Redskins question? E-mail Mike Jones at mike.jones@washpost.com with the subject line “Mailbag question” for him to answer it in The Mailbag.

What’s ahead:

● On Friday, the team has a walkthrough before Saturday’s 4:30 p.m. game against the Bills.

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Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.

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Mark Maske · August 23, 2013