RGIII: 'No time to feel proud,' back to work for Redskins


Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has said all along that he'd be ready for the start of training camp, a promise he fulfilled Monday when he was medically cleared to practice by team doctors.

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Griffin -- who will be eased into team drills during camp, per NFL.com's Jeff Darlington -- is the latest pro athlete to make a rapid recovery from major knee surgery, but he's in no mood to brag about it.

"No time to feel proud," Griffin texted USA Today's Jarrett Bell. "Just more work and winning to do."

Griffin described his offseason rehab as "mentally and physically taxing, but worth it." The second-year pro pointed not to his knee, but to "everyone's opinion" as the toughest aspect of his recovery.

"People want you to only think of yourself and your career when you are a team player," Griffin wrote. "And when you are selfish, then they want you to only think of the team."

That sounds like a not-so-subtle response to Donovan McNabb, who said in June that he respects the quarterback but argued that Griffin was dangerously overexposed this offseason.

People hoping to see a little less of the popular young signal-caller are out of luck. In what's shaping up as a remarkable return to the field, Griffin's name only will grow in Year 2.

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