Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan addressed reporters Thursday after the team’s first Organized Team Activities (or OTA) session that was open to the media.
As expected, much of the discussion revolved around the status of quarterback Robert Griffin III’s surgically repaired right knee. The quarterback was seen in practice moving well, according to reports, something that strengthens the possibility that Griffin could be available to play come Week One against the Philadelphia Eagles.
With nearly two months until training camp, Shanahan praised Griffin’s progress thus far and was hopeful the quarterback will be able to participate once the team heads to Richmond in late July.
“We’re hoping that he’s ready for training camp,” Shanahan said. “I think you guys could see today that he’s been throwing for a while. His arm is in pretty good shape. It looks like he’s making a lot of progress.”
Shanahan, like Griffin before him, was then asked to address a number of issues surrounding his relationship with his quarterback, the fallout from the controversial Seattle Seahawks game, as well any potential changes to the offense moving forward.
The Redskins coach also updated the injury status Adam Carriker, Josh Wilson, Pierre Garcon, and Josh LeRibeus, among others.
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