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Patience Is Key with Redskins' RG3

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(RICHMOND, Va.) -- Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III passed the perfunctory conditioning test on the eve of training camp, and feels he's ready to go without any worry about his knee.

Griffin had reconstructive surgery on two ligaments in January, but won't participate during 11-on-11 drills at camp.

"They want to make sure we're not doing anything too soon that we don't have to do," Griffin said. "Let some of these other guys get ready for the preseason. If it comes around that I'm ready to go, then maybe in the third preseason game. But as far as my understanding goes, preseason's really not even in the air....I think Coach feels like I can play without any preseason, so there's no need really for that. Patience is the key."

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan is aiming to have RG3 ready for their opener on Sept. 9.

"I think we're on the same page," Griffin said. "When we sat down and talked about what I was going to do in training camp and the weeks to follow, it was a good moment for me because of all the hard work had paid off. And they're going to allow me to get back out there and do what I do, and that's play football and just have fun with the guys."

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