RG3: We're far more confident in this preseason
Two weeks into OTAs, Robert Griffin III has begun to ramp up his exertion level as he recovers from major knee surgery.
Earlier this week, he ran two miles at Redskins Park. And on Thursday, the Redskins' quarterback completed a series of sprints from sideline to sideline alongside rookies Jordan Reed and Chris Thompson, both of whom are also recovering from knee injuries.
Although Griffin won’t be cleared to start “explosive sprinting” for another two weeks or so, he noticeably cranked up the pace during the sideline-to sideline workout.
“I was kind of explosive sprinting there a little bit,” he cracked. “Jordan and those guys like to show off the for the cameras, so I have to make sure they are not beating me.”
Griffin added: “This next month will be the month where I start doing the explosive sprinting and explosive cutting. It will be good to be doing that stuff … before camp so that I’m ready to go.”
Griffin described his approach to the arduous rehab process as “patiently aggressive.”
“It’s been a journey,” he said. “Everyone gets to see the flowers and roses side of it – out here running, throwing, feeling good about it, having a little energy and a bounce in your step. I’ve had to be patiently aggressive this whole time. Let my body heal and be aggressive where I can.”