For the first time in a decade, the Washington Redskins won't be holding training camp at the team's headquarters in northern Virginia.
Camp moves to Richmond this season, and it kicks off exactly five weeks from Thursday, June 20th.
The Redskins training camp facility is expected to be completed by the end of this month.
It includes two natural grass full-size practice fields, and a third smaller field.
The Redskins have an eight-year deal with the city of Richmond to hold training camp there.
For most of the players, it will be the first time being away from home for training camp.
"I think it is good for the team, bonding-wise," says quarterback Robert Griffin III. "We'll be out in a new city, and it kind of forces guys to have to hang out with each other. Not that guys don't want to, but it'll truly feel like a training camp. It'll be the first experience for me. It'll be fun."
Nine-year cornerback DeAngelo Hall says, "I'm excited about it. I'm excited about a different environment, a different change. When I came into the league, we always went away for away for training camp, so I'm excited to get out of the comfort of your own home, and own surroundings. Just put the hardhat on and go to work."
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