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Redskins GM Allen: Multiple visits to Griffin par for the course

On Friday, a report surfaced indicating that the Redskins would meet "a couple times a week" with Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III in the time leading up to the draft.

League rules indicate that is not out of bounds -- clubs can conduct multiple, single-day, on-campus visits with prospects before the draft. But late Friday, Redskins general manager Bruce Allen took it step further, saying that there is nothing unusual about the way the team is approaching Griffin, who is widely expected to be the second overall pick.

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"No different than any of the previous years -- we send our coaches to college campus for player evaluations," Allen said in an email to NFL Network. "In the coming weeks, we will be visiting some other colleges."

The Redskins traded three first-round picks and their 2012 second-round pick to acquire the second overall pick from the Rams. With Andrew Luck a near lock to go first to the Indianapolis Colts, Washington has been presumed to have made the move to get Griffin, though coach Mike Shanahan has said repeatedly that he's comfortable with either quarterback.

The NFL said late Friday that there's nothing wrong with how the Redskins have proceeded with Griffin.

"There is no issue," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said. "College-eligible players can be timed, tested and interviewed in their hometown or college town. And it can be done on more than one occasion. It is standard procedure. All clubs do it."

That, though, is not to say unlimited visits are allowed, and that a team could simply fly in and out of town every day to try and integrate a player into its system before the draft. The league does reserve the right to look into such cases.

Follow Albert Breer on Twitter @albertbreer.

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