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Lessons from the Redskins' first few days of 2014 training camp

8/4/2014, 3:28 p.m.
In Richmond, Virginia’s state capital, for the second straight training camp, the 2014 Washington Redskins have a vastly different look ...
Robert Griffin III and Tom Brady- all smiles on Monday, Aug. 4

In Richmond, Virginia’s state capital, for the second straight training camp, the 2014 Washington Redskins have a vastly different look from last season.

Bleacher -- A year after internal turmoil between the coaching staff and Robert Griffin III engulfed the team, actual football is now the talk of the town.

With the team’s first preseason game on the horizon, what is it that has been learned about the Redskins in training camp thus far?

Now healthy, what can be expected from Griffin? How is Washington’s rookie class assimilating to the NFL?

So what are the five things learned through the first few days of the 2014 training camp?

1) An Improved Aldrick Robinson: Known for the big play, he is making a concerted effort to become a better all-around receiver. Read more

2) Emphasis on special teams: The return unit, the kick coverage, you name it: Washington's special teams were beyond inadequate last season.

3) Injury situation: Whereas the San Francisco 49ers are seemingly losing key players by the day, the Redskins have been relatively unscathed on the injury front.

4) Rookies limited impact: The team's 3-13 record from last season wouldn't indicate as much, but there won't be much opportunity for Washington's 2014 draft class to make an impact this season.

5) A different RGIII: With a tantalizing rookie campaign and a dreadful sophomore season on his resume, it's fair to wonder what version of Griffin we'll see in 2014. In truth, though, the answer is neither. While his production wavered from year one to year two, Griffin's use of the zone read didn't.

Read more on Marcel Davis's Bleacher report here