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Redskins Excited on Day One of Training Camp in Richmond

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Washington added wide receiver DeSean Jackson in the offseason Washington added wide receiver DeSean Jackson in the offseason
RICHMOND, Va (WVIR) -

It was a rainy day for the first practice of Redskins Training Camp in Richmond Thursday.

The weather didn't bother the fans, with one shouting, "All we know is Redskins! For life! That's all we know!"

New head coach Jay Gruden worked primarily with the offense.

The wet weather led to some sloppy play.

Quarterback Robert Griffin III says, "It's a good thing to have to work through the rain, and have to throw those wet footballs, and have to catch those wet footballs, and work on the quarterback/center exchange, so I think today's practice we got better as a football team."

Griffin sported two different colored socks, but no knee brace.

He's 100% healthy, and the 'Skins have given him some help, adding dynamic playmaker, and former Philadelphia Eagle DeSean Jackson.

Jackson says, "I'm not really caught up in the past, and what went on. The biggest thing I can say is we have some great guys here, great coaches, great front office. I'm happy. We're just doing everything we can for everyone to be on one page."

Griffin says, "I think everybody feels different in the organization. We have the opportunity to come in with a lot more energy. There's a togetherness in that locker room."

RG3 will need stronger play from the offensive line this year, to effectively get the ball downfield to Jackson, which is one reason why the 'Skins drafted Virginia's Morgan Moses in the 3rd round.

Moses says, "It's a whole new level, you're out here with the best of the best. You have some great guys out here, so just being able to compete with them, and learn everyday, going against guys like Brian Orakpo, and Ryan Kerrigan, and seeing those guys develop their tricks and their skills. Being able to go against the type of competition everyday is definitely getting me better."

Offensive lineman Trent Williams says, "I've definitely taken him under my wing, and tried to give him everything that I know. He's like a sponge, he soaks it up. He's a fast learner."

The Redskins have a chance to be much improved if the defense plays better than it did last year.

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall says, "No matter how high-powered our offense is, you can't win without a defense that gets turnovers, and gives the offense a chance to make plays, and keep other teams from scoring. We all have a chip on our shoulders, as a defense. As a team, to win three games last year, that takes a toll on you, physically and mentally. We're happy right now, we're undefeated, and we're ready to roll."

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