3 Washington Redskins Impressing Early in the 2012 Offseason

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3 Washington Redskins Impressing Early in the 2012 Offseason

It's hard to remember a Redskins' offseason that didn't feature big moves, new faces and overwhelming excitement.

You have to give Dan Snyder credit, even though he couldn't put together a winning team, he sure could rally the fans in the offseason. The 2012 offseason is no exception and represents a turning point for this group of Washington Redskins.

The 2012 offseason began with a few big name free agent signings (you knew Dan couldn't resist) in Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan. However, these were not your typical Redskin free agent signings, and appear to fit more into Mike Shanahan's system than Snyder's business model. 

The biggest move though came when the Redskins traded with the St. Louis Rams, to move up and draft Robert Griffin III at number two overall. Griffin carries the weight of the team, and the hopes of the franchise on his shoulders, as this fanbase has been consistently burned by quarterbacks over the last decade.

With new pieces in place, the Redskins headed into mini-camps and there are already early rumors concerning standouts. 

Here, we will focus on three particular players that have stood out so far in 2012 and what their outlook and likely impact will be for the Redskins. 

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