Washington Redskins OTAs: RGIII, Draftees and Latest Player News and Analysis

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Washington Redskins OTAs: RGIII, Draftees and Latest Player News and Analysis
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RG3 greets the media inside the team's covered training facility during Organized Team Activities (OTAs) which allows NFL coaches to assess their entire offseason roster.

With the first of three weeks of organized team activities for the Washington Redskins complete, it is hard to determine whether we have more questions than we do answers. One thing we can take away from last week's OTAs is quarterback Robert Griffin III has changed his answer on how his knee feels from, "feels good" to "feels great."

The NFL designated OTAs as 10 offseason workouts which typically run in consecutive three days-a-week, three-week practice sessions. This time prior to both minicamp and training camp allows players to get back into the frame of mind for the upcoming season—limiting their workouts primarily to footwork, route running, strength and conditioning. 

Consider it a pre-training camp or a mini-minicamp. New players get to know their teammates, their coaches and the team's style of play. Attendance is voluntary and almost all players attend.

Strict rules sanctioned by the NFL govern what is allowed to occur during OTAs: no pads or contact, no one-on-one coverage, only "dead ball" use is permitted while quarterbacks are permitted to throw. Only certain coaches are permitted on the grounds.

Teams are required by the NFL to film these sessions and face stiff penalties if found in violation. 

Day 3 of the Redskins' OTAs was open to the media and, as you would expect, people turned out by the dozens. While much of the excitement and attention was on RG3, the OTAs began with all of their draft picks signed and under contract, just the fifth NFL team to complete their draft-class signings.

As the team enters Week 2 of OTAs Tuesday, the following slideshow will feature 10 Washington Redskins players, starting with the offense, and what we have learned about each of them during this initial practice session of 2013.

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