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Redskins QB Griffin gets set for heavier preseason workload

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Unlike last summer, when Robert Griffin III played sparingly in three preseason contests and attempted only 20 passes, the Washington Redskins quarterback is expected to face a heavier workload this time around.

He was named the starter back in February and the Redskins have not wavered from that stance. It helps that Griffin is healthy heading into Thursday's preseason opener Thursday at the Cleveland Browns.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Tuesday, ''You tell them `one series' and it's three-and-out - that's not enough for us.''

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Griffin expressed no preference about playing time in exhibition games.

But a disappointing 2014 season, truncated by a dislocated left ankle and a late-season benching, has left his long-term future with the organization tenuous, at best.

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