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Washington Redskins: Fans Have Faith In 2013 Rookies

Training Camp

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The start of NFL Training Camp will officially start the season for serious fans. It will be the first time this season that fans can watch players battle for starting and backup positions with rookies simulating NFL-like situations.

The countdown to Washington Redskins Training Camp has officially begun. Redskins stars, players, backups and hopefuls will gather at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center — 2401 West Leigh Street, Richmond, Va. — in 22 days.

After Redskins QB Robert Griffin III set the rookie QB passing record at 102.4 — third overall in the 2012 NFL Season – and the rookie record for percentage of passes intercepted at 1.3 percent, many fans are excited to see new Redskins rookie prospects. Any doubts about the Redskins draft selections should have been put to rest last season, especially with the emergence of 2012 rookie RB Alfred Morris, who was honored as the 64th best player in NFL Top 100 of 2013. Fans now can be confident in the leadership of Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan. This year, top rookies to watch include DE Brandon Jenkins, S Phillip Thomas, TE Jordan Reed, CB David Amerson and S Bacarri Rambo.

After winning their first NFC East division title since 1999, the Redskins sit on top of the New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles. With the addition of rookie talent, the Redskins could easily win the division once again and possibly reach the Super Bowl.

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