‘‘I understand the principle of that. And I respect that,’’ Griffin said. ‘‘That why I haven’t really worn that much Adidas at all.’’
‘‘Three stripes,’’ he added with a smile, a reference to the Adidas logo. ‘‘That’s all I can say about that. Name-dropping all up in here.’’
Griffin got a mention by the NFL later in the day when he, left tackle Trent Williams and linebacker Lorenzo Alexander were the Redskins players selected to the Pro Bowl. All three are first-time selections with distinct stories: the rookie phenom, the athletic lineman who rededicated himself after last year’s drug suspension, and the special teams standout finally getting his due.
‘‘You can’t play down those kind of things,’’ Griffin said. ‘‘I've always said my whole football career that you don’t play for awards. They just come. You don’t say you’re going to win the Heisman. You don’t say you’re going to win MVP. You go out and you prove it on the field, and if everyone feels that way then they'll give you that award.’’
Notes: WR Dezmon Briscoe did not practice Wednesday after missing his flight back from the Christmas break. ‘‘That'll cost a little cash,’’ Shanahan said. ... RT Tyler Polumbus (concussion) and LB London Fletcher (sprained left ankle) did not practice, while CB DeJon Gomes (sprained left knee) was limited. ... The Redskins’ new bubble paid off Wednesday when a winter storm forced the team inside for practice. A year ago, the players would have piled into cars to drive to a gym or an airport hangar.
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