LANDOVER, Md. (CBSDC) — The new face of the Washington Redskins is already studying the playbook, but Robert Griffin III’s education doesn’t stop there. He’s also familiarizing himself with his new teammates.
Griffin said he didn’t have any incumbent friends in the Redskins locker room, but was looking forward to getting to know a lot of his future targets.
One person with whom he was already familiar is linebacker Brian Orakpo. The enthusiastic young quarterback from Baylor took a fun jab at his new teammate who played at his college rival.
“I do know Orakpo… He played at Texas, so no friendships there,” Griffin joked during his introductory press conference Saturday at FedEx Field. “We’re cool now because we’re all a part of Redskins nation, so that’s all that matters.”
As for the rest of the roster? Griffin wasn’t joking about brushing up on the Redskins receiving corps.
“I am familiar with a lot of the guys,” he said. “Santana Moss was a guy I watched — I’m not going to mention his age — but he was a guy I watched growing up. I wanted to go to (Miami) so it will be a pleasure playing with him. Of course there’s Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan who just came in. Anthony Armstrong, Brandon Banks, Terrence Austin, Leonard Hankerson. I could go on for days with the receivers, cause those are my guys I’ll be throwing the ball too.”
Griffin’s roll call didn’t end with receivers, either.
“Roy Helu and Evan Royster. Tim Hightower if he comes back. I want [the guys] to know I am looking them up, and thinking about meeting them,” the Heisman Trophy winner said. “I’ve been doing my homework.”
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