WASHINGTON (AP) Robert Griffin III has made his first public remarks since losing the Redskins' starting quarterback job to Kirk Cousins.

While accepting a team award for community work with military families, Griffin pledged to continue his volunteer efforts, saying ''the one thing you have is your word.''

Speaking at a team luncheon, Griffin also praised his teammates for leading him ''in the right direction'' in community service. While taking the podium, he received a standing ovation from roughly 500 attendees.

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Redskins coach Jay Gruden chose Cousins as the starter on Monday. Cousins and Griffin entered the luncheon side by side during team introductions.

Team owner Daniel Snyder also spoke, praising first-year GM Scot McCloughan as someone who ''bleeds burgundy and gold.''

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