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Report: RGIII could follow similar training camp schedule to Adrian Peterson

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Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has said this offseason that he’ll be ready to go on the first day of training camp, but even being physically ready may not be enough for him to start practicing fully right away.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Redskins have not made any decision regarding Griffin’s status for the start of camp, but that we can look to the schedule followed by Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in his 2012 return from a torn ACL for guidance about how things will play out. Peterson started camp on the PUP list and remained there for a short spell while the team made sure he was set to resume a full workload.

Griffin could go down the same path, throwing on the side and doing other work to assure everyone that he’s ready for everything. There’s not much to gain by going all out on day one, but there’s plenty to lose and it is hard to find much fault with a plan that errs on the side of caution with a player coming off such a serious injury.

Peterson didn’t play in any preseason games last summer and Rapoport makes no mention of whether or not that’s also something under consideration in Washington. If he does play, we’d expect to see Griffin doing just enough to knock off rust without putting himself at undue risk of missing time in games that count.

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57 Responses to “Report: RGIII could follow similar training camp schedule to Adrian Peterson”
  1. contra74 says: Jul 19, 2013 8:18 AM

    Hey logicalvoice, your boy is trying to be like peterson yet you always put peterson down with accusations of cheating. Tough poll to swallow huh!?

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Jul 19, 2013 8:18 AM

    When Robert Griffin puts his mind to something, he CANNOT be stopped. He doesn’t need to waste his time talking to others for advice because he’s got this QB thing figured out. *Cough, McNabb, Cough* Washington DC is blessed to have this man, the FLAGSHIP player of professional football. #TheRG3urrectionwillbetelevised

  3. logicalvoicesays says: Jul 19, 2013 8:20 AM

    No he does not need to follow anything that CHEATER RB does. Robert Griffin has been through this before, he KNOWS what to do and it’s not what the Purple Cheater Cheater did…ie, load up on the performance enhancers. #AlfredMorrisbestRBinFootball

  4. ravanator says: Jul 19, 2013 8:21 AM

    I don’t remeber hearing the story about Peterson sending below the belt pics to a Hooters waitress. RG3 must of come up with that rehab idea all by himself.

  5. mungman69 says: Jul 19, 2013 8:21 AM

    The Skins better take their time with this guy. He should have a long carrier.

  6. wryly1 says: Jul 19, 2013 8:26 AM

    Apples and oranges. The ACL that AP suffered was his first and only one. Not so for Griffin. He already had pre-existing damage to the knee.

  7. Heisenberg says: Jul 19, 2013 8:27 AM

    That sound you hear is someone offering the Redskins a first-round draft pick for Kirk Cousins.

  8. nflsecurity862 says: Jul 19, 2013 8:27 AM

    iRG3 will be very familiar with the PUP list this year.

  9. rg3andthensome says: Jul 19, 2013 8:31 AM

    All HAIL the Mighty RGIII!!!!!

    SKINS WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN THIS YEAR

  10. staubach12ismyidol says: Jul 19, 2013 8:34 AM

    This is all just for show so Shanny and sonny boy can say they didn’t rush Griffin back when he inevitably gets hurt again….

  11. tombradyswig says: Jul 19, 2013 8:35 AM

    good, he’ll need the rest… he’ll be on IR by wk 6-7 with another blown knee!!

  12. tennesseeoilers says: Jul 19, 2013 8:40 AM

    Here’s hoping that RG III’s groomsman is telling the truth about this morning’s news (texting scandal) being total nonsense/false.

  13. staubach12ismyidol says: Jul 19, 2013 8:44 AM

    This is all just for show so Shanny and sonny boy can say they didn’t rush Griffin back when he inevitably gets hurt again….

  14. jjrs89 says: Jul 19, 2013 8:52 AM

    H(gh)TTR

  15. artmonk81 says: Jul 19, 2013 8:53 AM

    Take your time Robert! You will be back, but let’s not get ridiculous. You are of no value if you aren’t 110% healthy and can’t make it past the first half of the season. Patience!

  16. birdzflyinhigh says: Jul 19, 2013 8:56 AM

    Everyone needs to stop comparing this to Peterson. Each person is different and no injury heals the same. If the skins put the pressure to get him on the AP recovery scale, then they should expect failure based on the odds of it working.

  17. rufustfireflyjr says: Jul 19, 2013 8:56 AM

    Fine. Just as long as he has RESULTS that are similar to Peterson’s.

  18. kev86 says: Jul 19, 2013 9:00 AM

    8-8 season.

  19. twilson962 says: Jul 19, 2013 9:02 AM

    I don’t want him on the field until he’s 100%. If that’s tomorrow, great. If it’s not til mid-Oct, OK. We’ll have to deal with it.

  20. pillowporkers says: Jul 19, 2013 9:11 AM

    RG3 will be out there week 1 no question. Adrian did it with a worse injury. Plus, RG3 is one of those genetic freaks as well. The thing that shouldn’t be out there week 1 is the actual field in Fedex, which caused both of these player’s injuries.

  21. w0rkh0lic1 says: Jul 19, 2013 9:23 AM

    Locicalvoices…

    All other real Redskins fansq would like for you to please stop posting your ignorance. The rest of us look bad merely by association. I beg of you… Put your phone away and listen to you middle school teacher during class…

  22. dirtydrew says: Jul 19, 2013 9:33 AM

    He should take time to heal. He is risking his future and shortening his career.

  23. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Jul 19, 2013 9:41 AM

    He is an average QB but I would really be surprised if he makes it more than 3 games this year. He will miss most of the season and might be really ready the next year to lead the Fluffy Bunnies to a 6 and 10 record.

  24. pgcubano says: Jul 19, 2013 9:52 AM

    I can wait til griffin lights it up again to shut these fools up.. history in the making..httr

  25. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Jul 19, 2013 9:58 AM

    Newlywed quarterback RG III in sexting scandal as Hooters waitress claims he sent her explicit texts – on his WEDDING NIGHT

    THIS IS YOUR FRANCHISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

  26. realisticskinsfan10 says: Jul 19, 2013 10:08 AM

    Its hilarious.. she is lying and looking for money because her EX-BF is also trying to do the same haha Its sad we have people who are believe everything on the internet haha. Also the one Redskins fan who called AP a Cheater.. you’re an idiot!.. and TomBRadySwig .. Dude your team sucks this year you have no WR’s.. Gronk is on his 99th surgery.. and brady will probably break his neck this year or reinjure that leg… GO for BRADY”S LEGS!!!

  27. 12444uggg says: Jul 19, 2013 10:09 AM

    I hope that’s not true about RG3. How long do you have to be in the league before it’s acceptable to go “farve” on us?

  28. realisticskinsfan10 says: Jul 19, 2013 10:10 AM

    Hey ColtsWinColtsWin!! ummm “average QB” So he won ROY.. and your boy interception throwing QB didnt… so if RG3 is AVG than your boy is Tony Romo.. That said luck,RG3 and Wilson are all going to be solid to great QB’s.

  29. tennesseeoilers says: Jul 19, 2013 10:15 AM

    ColtsWinColtsWin!! said: [garbage dumped].

    I’m ashamed we have fans like you in our division.

    -Titans Fan

  30. hawkstradamus says: Jul 19, 2013 10:15 AM

    I don’t see logic in rushing rg3 back is. You spent two firsts and then some more to get him, a top flight first round QB is supposed to be part of a ten year plan. To use him up on a 10-6 wild card team that can’t win a home playoff game is a waste. Put him on ice, get out of salary cap purgatory, develope some talent around him. In a few years Eli will be old, as will the 49ers defense and my Seahawks will get picked clean in free agency after our threepeat,or half the team will be suspended. Point being, it’s not gonna happen this year.

  31. purplepillager says: Jul 19, 2013 10:27 AM

    I’m not a Skins fan but the NFL is better with RGIII playing in it. I hope Shanahan takes his time and allows RGIII to fully recover. Also, I wouldn’t use All Day’s recovery schedule as the “rule”. Everyone knows Adrian is cut from a dfferent cloth. RGIII may be awesome but there is only one Adrian Peterson.

  32. daysend564 says: Jul 19, 2013 10:30 AM

    Same schedule = same PEDs

  33. purpleguy says: Jul 19, 2013 10:30 AM

    That knee is already beat up as heck with this being the second injury — he better be careful. I have a hard time believing this guy is going to stay healthy.

  34. faithful209er says: Jul 19, 2013 10:35 AM

    Texting his RGIII-incher?

  35. thirdistheworrd says: Jul 19, 2013 10:42 AM

    Anybody notice the curious coincidence that logic voice always posts within 10 minutes of the article appearing, and is always the first or second commenter?

    He sparks outrage, debate, and unpleasantness on both sides, increasing traffic to these articles: traffic, which of course, translates directly into dollars for the writers. I’m not saying, I’m just saying.

  36. skinsfan91 says: Jul 19, 2013 10:44 AM

    If RGIII doesn’t get hurt before throwing second TD in as many drives then the Redskins win that playoff game. This team is going deep this year. Seattle and SF may have more talent, but the skins have chemistry and high character athletes. I predict at least a Super Bowl appearance. Then next year we have 36 million in cap space. So yeah, future’s looking bright.

  37. thirdistheworrd says: Jul 19, 2013 10:44 AM

    mungman69 says: Jul 19, 2013 8:21 AM

    The Skins better take their time with this guy. He should have a long carrier.
    ___________
    I think Griffin already has a long carrier in Alfred Morris. 4.8 yards per carry was the third best average in the league.

  38. bigdon76 says: Jul 19, 2013 10:51 AM

    If this guy cant figure out that him on 1 leg is not better than cousins on 2 legs he will continue to get hit and hurt.heres to seeing you on ir again. There aint no I in team loser. Qb is a loser just like the head coach. Both are total jokes.

  39. mancave001 says: Jul 19, 2013 11:20 AM

    No skins fan, but I have a bad feeling about RGIII’s durability and long term viability. He’s been very injury prone with his legs, and his style of play requires them to be healthy. He’s like a “better passing, better person” version of Vick. I’d be concerned if I were a fan of the team.

  40. sportsfan18 says: Jul 19, 2013 11:20 AM

    RGIII needs to keep in mind that he hasn’t received his big payday yet.

    With the rookie pay scale, it’s not like he signed for what those did just a few years ago, like Stafford of the Lions who got a huge rookie deal and many tens of millions guaranteed (they all did back then, Russel and others too).

    Also, in football, they cut and drop players as the contracts aren’t like they are in the NBA and in MLB (see Arod).

    I know he knows this, but he needs to be healthy and able to be playing well years from now when he is able to sign for his next contract, the one that will get him many many millions guaranteed.

    Don’t listen to Shanny RG, he won’t pay your electric bill 9 yrs from now or 14 yrs from now etc…

  41. 2ruefan says: Jul 19, 2013 11:21 AM

    logicalvoicesays says: Jul 19, 2013 8:18 AM

    When Robert Griffin puts his mind to something, he CANNOT be stopped.
    ************************************************
    You mean like sending lewd Texts to a Hooter’s girl on the same day as his wedding?

    What happened to:
    #WeOnlyProduceWinnersAndGreatCitizens?

    LMAO at you L.V.!!!

  42. ratbirdsrule says: Jul 19, 2013 11:23 AM

    great young running QB…too bad you never hear of any great older running QBs, that’s cause they get hurt or have to transition to a pocket passer

  43. corvusmaximus says: Jul 19, 2013 11:30 AM

    “TheRG3urrectionwillbetelevised”

    lol, Say what?

    Geesh, I hope not.

  44. cowboyhater says: Jul 19, 2013 11:31 AM

    There’s no pressure on RG3 due to every so called expert ranking the other young QB’s ahead of him for 2013. All he has to prove is that he can remain consistent, and continue to improve as a NFL QB, but the other young “greats” will have to outshine him just to reach the so called experts expectations. Good luck other young QB’s. Continue to underestimate, it just makes it more satisfying when the skins prove you wrong. HTTR!!

  45. cowboyhater says: Jul 19, 2013 11:35 AM

    ratbirdsrule says: Jul 19, 2013 11:23 AM

    great young running QB…too bad you never hear of any great older running QBs, that’s cause they get hurt or have to transition to a pocket passer

    ————————————————————————

    Umm….. fans ignorance shines again. RG3 happens to be a pocket passer who is also a very gifted athlete. When making statements such as the one above, please use some intelligence.

  46. ratbirdsrule says: Jul 19, 2013 11:58 AM

    Umm….. fans ignorance shines again. RG3 happens to be a pocket passer who is also a very gifted athlete. When making statements such as the one above, please use some intelligence.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    He is gifted…just don’t think he’ll last long.
    I like him, but think it will be tough for him to last a full season.

  47. geniusesq says: Jul 19, 2013 12:15 PM

    THREEZUS

  48. northstarsmitty says: Jul 19, 2013 12:16 PM

    @logicalvoicesays you must eat a lot of paint chips or were beaten as a child, maybe even still are. AP is no cheater. We saw plenty of footage of his recovery, his trainer was him the whole way, while reporting everything to the Vikings. You are simply delusional. Morris is not even Top 5 worthy! If you serisouly think he comes close to AP or Martin, you must not actually watch football, or you are one of those homer fans that blindly thinks everything in your team colors is the best damn thing on the planet. The best part is, Griffin’s recovery will be praised and worshiped, but it is LESS impressive. No dis to the man, I hope he comes back strong, but it will be compared like crazy. He tore 1 ligament, AP tore 2. RG3 is a QB, AP is a bruising All DAY, every day RB that uses his legs 5x more than RG3 does in a season. Case closed y’all

  49. northstarsmitty says: Jul 19, 2013 12:22 PM

    I do hope RG3 fails miserably! Why? Because he is one of many QB’s that everyone thursts over and acts drunk about. What do I mean? These silly wildcat, read option, twinkle toes, pre-madonna, running wild- QB’s. This experimentation will never last in the NFL long term. It may adapt permanantly, but defenses will evolve. Which leads to, how will the levee break? Simple, sign a pocket passing QB who can deliver a football across the air to gain more than someone dancing with a ball in the trenches. I love the new blend it brings, love it!, but it does not complete a team or nor should it be how a team builds around their offensive structure. Ludacrisy!

  50. cowboyhater says: Jul 19, 2013 12:55 PM

    northstarsmitty says: Jul 19, 2013 12:22 PM ……

    Nice comment about wishing failure… Once again it’s another NFL fan stereotyping RG3, but if you ever watched any of the skins games, when RG3 is in the pocket he is extremely accurate and has amazing awareness. The offense that was witnessed last year was built to get RG3 acclimated to the NFL, so now our pocket QB will see more traditionally designed plays that will keep him in the pocket, but the beauty of this is that he will use his amazing athleticism to escape and make positive yards while using the sidelines, and the slide technique this year to avoid taking necessary punishment. RG3 > Ponder.. not even close.

  51. q1ller says: Jul 19, 2013 1:09 PM

    birdzflyinhigh says:
    Everyone needs to stop comparing this to Peterson. Each person is different and no injury heals the same. If the skins put the pressure to get him on the AP recovery scale, then they should expect failure based on the odds of it working.

    Agreed. That said, RB is a much much more physically demanding position than QB, so RG3 has that going for him. Even if he is a running QB, it’s not like he’s rushing it 300+ times and dragging 300 pounders around.

  52. painsyndicate says: Jul 19, 2013 1:32 PM

    Adrian Peterson is a HOF player right now. RG3 will be on the fringe like Vicky and Donny McNabb and Randall Cunningham. Fun to watch but ultimately not the real deal.

    Throw in a couple more Hooters waitresses and this won’t even be worth discussing.

  53. cgravyboat says: Jul 19, 2013 1:57 PM

    The Redskins should change their name to the JV Ravens…

  54. minnesoulja says: Jul 19, 2013 2:00 PM

    I just wanna say that I think logicalvoice is a idiot.

    I have respect for EVERY NFL team, even for the Packers (as a Vikings fan, that says something).

    I do not wish harm on any player, even the ones I don’t like so much (RGIII’s big run against my Vikes gave me reason).

    Everything you say is to make the Redskins into some kind of Dynasty (they got some work to do before earning that honor), and detract from all the other hard working athletes in the league.

    I hope RGIII a speedy recovery and he is an exciting breath of fresh air for the league as well as a punished fanbase…

    LogicalVoice is the worst kind of fan.

    I can’t wait for you to hush up once the season starts and things happen in the most likely fashion.

    -RGIII and Shanahan want him to return too early and with his injury history this is a mistake.

    PS…. also keep an eye out for Jawan Jamison, I see him giving Alfred Morris some spell work and taking the #2 roster spot in the depth chart at RB.

    ADRIAN PETERSON IS THE ONE AND ONLY MVP LAST YEAR AND YOU CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM HIM. SO STOP TRYING.

    LogicalVoice is the worst name for you. It should be ImmatureHomer.

  55. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Jul 19, 2013 2:14 PM

    I’m ashamed we have fans like you in our division.

    -Titans Fan

    I am ashamed we have the Titans in our division. BAZINGAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  56. channer81 says: Jul 19, 2013 2:54 PM

    Just show off Cousins, put in Bob in the 3rd preseason game=profit.

  57. zack2482 says: Jul 19, 2013 6:29 PM

    Another year to prepare for that offense will make a big difference. Like the Fall Out Boy song, defenses are going to light em up, that’s RG3. If you don’t think he isn’t going to get smashed on every read option play then you are fooling yourself.
    Skins will have success, but won’t win the East. They will take second place and miss the playoffs.

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