Griffin and pass-catchers to train in Phoenix next week

March 17, 2014
Robert Griffin III, top, Santana Moss and a group of teammates will train together in Phoenix next week. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)
Robert Griffin III, left, Santana Moss and a group of teammates will train together in Phoenix next week. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and a crew of skill-position teammates will gather next week in Arizona to knock off some rust and get a jump on offseason workouts, which begin early next month, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.

Redskins wide receivers Pierre Garcon, Aldrick Robinson, Santana Moss, and new additions Andre Roberts and David Gettis will make the trip. The group also includes tight end Jordan Reed and running backs Alfred Morris, Evan Royster and Chris Thompson.

Wide receiver Josh Morgan, who is a free agent and has yet to re-sign with Washington or catch on with any other team, also will join Griffin & Co. Morgan hopes to re-sign with Washington, but thus far, the team and his representatives haven’t held negotiations on a new deal, a person with knowledge of the situation said.

The players will spend the week working at a training facility in Phoenix.

This marks the first time since the summer leading up to Griffin’s rookie year that he and his pass-catchers have held their own passing camp. That year he hosted receivers in Waco, Texas.

Griffin spent last season rehabbing from reconstructive knee surgery in Ashburn and in Florida.

The Redskins’ offseason workout program begins April 7.

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