Griffin, four others elected Redskins’ captains by teammates


Teammates elected Robert Griffin III one of the Redskins’ captains (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Quarterback Robert Griffin III was elected one of the Washington Redskins’ captains by his teammates.

According to Coach Mike Shanahan, Redskins players elected Griffin and left tackle Trent Williams the team’s offensive captains. Linebacker London Fletcher and nose tackle Barry Cofield were elected the defensive captains and Reed Doughty was elected the special teams captain, Shanahan said Monday.

Griffin also was elected a team captain by Redskins players last season. They gave Griffin the honor last November, a little more than halfway through his rookie season. Shanahan said then that he could not recall a rookie ever being elected a captain on one of his teams previously.

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:

● Mike Jones joins Post Sports Live.

● The next Redskins to hold news conferences are Mike Shanahan and Griffin after practice on Wednesday.

● The NFL season kicks off in two days, with the Ravens in Denver on Thursday night.

More about the Redskins:

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Reid: Don’t be surprised if Griffin 2013 plays like Griffin 2012

Mike Shanahan officially names Griffin his Week 1 starter

SS Meriweather uncertain for Week 1, Cofield confident

NT Cofield agrees to restructure contract, team saves $2.4m this year

Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.

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Mark Maske · September 3, 2013