by Chris Lingebach

WASHINGTON — The Redskins have been tangentially tied to Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota since early March, despite coach Jay Gruden having already named Robert Griffin III his starter heading into next season.

The Redskins possess the fifth overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, which ESPN’s John Clayton said they would use to select Mariota should he still be available once they’re on the clock.

Then general manager Scot McCloughan, who attended Mariota’s pro day in Oregon, fueled speculation by reiterating his belief in drafting the best player available, no matter the position, saying a team “can never have enough” quarterbacks.

The Redskins reportedly even planned to bring the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback in to Ashburn for a visit.

Now it appears that trip is off, according to NFL Network’s Albert Breer.

Breer also offered this helpful reminder.

The April 30 draft is fast approaching. A lot can happen in 21 days.

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