Redskins yet to decide on Griffin: Just about everything we’ve seen from Robert Griffin III this offseason points toward him being ready for the start of the regular season. The Redskins, however, seem to be taking a much more cautious approach with their franchise quarterback. There is a chance Griffin could start training camp on the PUP list and follow a schedule similar to Adrian Peterson last season. That’s good and bad news. While things certainly look good for RG3 to return to form in 2013, the comparisons to A.D. are a little worrisome. Aside from the obvious of not playing the same position, Peterson’s recovery was unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Not to mention that this is Griffin’s second major knee reconstruction. It’s not unreasonable to expect quality production, but just assuming he’ll be better than ever is a little problematic.
Chiefs tailoring offense to Alex Smith: So much change is afoot in Kansas City and so far, Alex Smith likes what he sees. The new Chiefs quarterback tells “NFL Total Access” that coach Andy Reid’s offense is suited to his skill set. It will certainly be interesting to watch — Smith performed well using elements of the Pistol last season in San Francisco. We’ll see if he can continue that with a new team this season. Either way, Smith won’t rank any better than a No. 2 quarterback option in most leagues.
Raiders have TE battle brewing: It won’t be the sexiest of the training camp battles, but a competition is brewing between David Ausberry and Richard Gordon to be the Raiders starting tight end. The duo have combined for a whopping 12 career receptions — nine belonging to Ausberry. Last season, nearly one in every five targets went to a tight end. But that was with Carson Palmer throwing the football … mostly to Brandon Myers. It’s hard to predict anything that will happen with the passing game this season in Oakland. This won’t be a place many fantasy owners look to for tight end help.
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