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During a seven-on-seven drill in shorts Monday at Redskins training camp, Robert Griffin III rolled left and couldn’t find an open receiver. He started to scramble, saw a lane and ran for 15 yards.
Then he hit the turf, with typical RG3 flair. He performed a half-speed slide and rolled over to protect the ball.
The crowd went wild. It was perhaps the biggest cheer he’s heard for any play yet during camp.
‘‘I just thought everybody would love it if I just slid in practice for once,’’ Griffin said. ‘‘And I went ahead and did that. I find it easier to slide in football pants than shorts. It was a little harder, but I slid and everybody liked it.’’
Even coach Mike Shanahan laughed.