Quarterback shows Washington fans he's back to being healthy
ASHBURN, Va. — Robert Griffin III did a few jumping jacks, jogged in place and bounced up and down on the stage.
The fans cheered. And chanted his name. And cheered some more.
For many of the thousands gathered at the stadium, nothing the Washington Redskins did during the three days of the NFL draft meant more than the brief appearance Saturday by the franchise player who was last seen as a physical mess during a playoff defeat to the Seahawks last January.
“I’m good. You guys saw me jumping. I mean, I can run a little bit,” he said, running in place some more. “I’ll be good. No worries. I’ll take it slow, but at the same time I’ll be ready to go.”
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