RG3 huddles with his wide receivers in Texas

Robert Griffin III is not waiting until training camp to get back together with his wide receivers.

The Washington Redskins quarterback, who barring something unexpected will open the season as the starter, worked with his new teammates Friday in Waco, Texas. It’s a small passing camp to keep Griffin, the second overall pick in the draft, and his wideouts sharp before training camp. The Redskins will open camp July 26.

“We knew we needed to get together,” Griffin said at the NFL rookie symposium, according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post. “We got workout facilities and everything. Shockingly, I convinced them to come to Waco, Texas, because not everybody wants to do that.”

Santana Moss, Pierre Garcon, Anthony Armstrong, Brandon Banks and tight end Fred Davis all made the trek to the Texas for the gathering. Griffin is getting all the work he can in before football gets going for real. It can’t hurt. He’s already had advantages this offseason that successful rookie starters Cam Newton and Andy Dalton never had in 2011.

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