Kyle Shanahan thinks Robert Griffin III’s throwing mechanics are sound

Kyle Shanahan with Robert Griffin III (left) and Kirk Cousins (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Kyle Shanahan with Robert Griffin III (left) and Kirk Cousins (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan says he thinks the throwing mechanics of Robert Griffin III remain sound as the quarterback works his way back from knee surgery in January.

“I’m pretty impressed with how Robert throws the ball,” Shanahan said Thursday. “I think he’s pretty good at it. I think he has pretty good technique, too. It’s all about keeping your technique in the pocket when you’re under duress…. I think Robert is as good of a thrower as there is.”

Griffin practiced against the Redskins’ starting defense in full team drills Wednesday and Thursday, taking another step back toward full-time duties.

“He looked healthy to me…. There is a little more he’s got to react to and stuff, but he’s been fine out there,” Shanahan said. “You obviously don’t see anything wrong with the knee. If you did, if you saw limps and stuff, he wouldn’t be out there…. He’s getting more reps as it comes. The more reps he gets, the better he gets. And I think he’s gotten better each day.”

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What’s ahead:

● Five storylines in advance of the preseason’s third game.

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

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