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Redskins' Shanahan nixes RG3's preseason lobbying

3 years 9 months 1 week ago August 12, 2013 Aug 12, 2013 Monday, August 12 2013 August 12, 2013 6:49 PM in Sports
Source: associated press

RICHMOND, Va.  - Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says there's "no possibility" Robert Griffin III will play in the preseason, rebuffing the quarterback's public lobbying effort from earlier in the day.

Shanahan also said Monday he's made no deal with Griffin about being patient during training camp in exchange for a promise to play in Week 1 of the regular season.

The coach said the plan is for Griffin to play in Week 1, but it won't happen if there's a setback involving Griffin's knee.

Asked about Griffin's frustration over being limited in practice, Shanahan said: "I like people that want to go."

Shanahan said Griffin will take some 11-on-11 snaps for the first time on Wednesday, a day later than Griffin was expecting.




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