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Monday, April 7, 2014
Redskins begin offseason workouts

By John Keim

Nearly three months after being hired, Jay Gruden will finally get to meet almost all of his players. The Redskins begin their voluntary offseason workouts Monday, which means players who had been training out of town now will be at Redskins Park. And that means Gruden, and any of the other new coaches, will have a chance to finally get to know them.

The Redskins can begin two weeks earlier than most teams because they have a new coach. Gruden has met many of his new players, but coaches were prohibited by the collective bargaining agreement from discussing football with them (whether or not that was followed who knows). That restriction ends Monday.

This means Monday also will be the first chance for the new players to be around a lot of their teammates: receivers DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts, guard Shawn Lauvao, defensive lineman Jason Hatcher, quarterback Colt McCoy, safety Ryan Clark, linebackers Adam Hayward, Akeem Jordan and Darryl Sharpton and offensive lineman Mike McGlynn. And it will provide quarterback Robert Griffin III a chance to show how he's progressed after working out the past couple months -- with teammates in Arizona and in town and also with noted quarterbacks coach Terry Shea.

Of course, these workouts are voluntary so players don’t have to show up though almost all will.

Here’s how the workouts break down for the offseason:
Other important dates: