General manager Scot McCloughan said last month that the organization was still discussing the option.
Griffin also told Darlington that he has been led to believe the Redskins will not select a quarterback with the fifth overall pick in next week's draft.
If Jameis Winston tumbles, that plan could be revisited. According to Darlington's sources, however, Marcus Mariota is not a likely target.
Per Griffin, McCloughan relayed, "I'm going to put the 10 best players around you to maximize your potential." McCloughan's philosophy, Griffin added, is to build an identity by being "tough in the trenches."
That leaves the offensive line to be addressed early in the draft.