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Redskins Fans Greeted by RGIII at Draft Day Party

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Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III does jumping jacks on the stage during the team's Draft Day Party at FedEx Field on Saturday, April 27, 2013. (Credit: George Mesthos/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III does jumping jacks on the stage during the team’s Draft Day Party at FedEx Field on Saturday, April 27, 2013. (Credit: George Mesthos/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

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LANDOVER, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — Robert Griffin III did a few jumping jacks and bounced up and down on the stage. The fans cheered. And cheered. And cheered.

For many of those gathered at the stadium, nothing the Washington Redskins did during the three days of the NFL draft meant more than the brief appearance by the franchise player at the team’s Draft Day Party at FedEx Field on Saturday.

The Redskins made some intriguing choices, cornering the market on both ball hawks and Florida State players who’ve been through career-threatening injuries, but it’s very possible that none of it will matter if Griffin doesn’t fully recover from his surgically reconstructed right knee.

“I’m good. You guys saw me jumping. .. I’ll be good,” he said. “No worries. I’ll take it slow, but at the same (time) I’ll be ready to go.”

More cheers.

The Redskins hosted fans FedEx Field on Saturday to watch the draft’s third day, in which the third through seventh rounds were completed, on HD video boards inside the stadium. The team had five picks in the final four rounds of the draft.

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Griffin III, who the team selected with the second overall pick in last year’s draft, and other current and past Redskins players made appearances and greeted the fans.

Fans also could take a tour of the Redskins locker room, test their kicking and passing skills on the field, and pose for a photo with the team’s three Super Bowl trophies.

Redskins fans watch the NFL Draft on the HD video screens inside the stadium at FedEx Field on Saturday, April 27, 2013. (Credit: George Mesthos/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Redskins fans watch the NFL Draft on the HD video screens inside the stadium at FedEx Field on Saturday, April 27, 2013. (Credit: George Mesthos/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

WNEW’s George Mesthos contributed to this report. Follow him, WNEW and 106.7 The Fan on Twitter.

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