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Report: Robert Griffin III pushing Redskins to take Josh Gordon

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III works a drill duirng NFL football practice at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., Wednesday, June 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)


Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III played with receiver Josh Gordon at Baylor. And Griffin would like to play with Gordon in Washington.

Griffin is pushing the Redskins brass hard to select Gordon in Thursday’s supplemental draft, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS.

If Griffin is desperate to play with Gordon again, he’s not saying so publicly. Asked by whether Gordon can succeed in the NFL, Griffin didn’t sound overly enthusiastic about Gordon’s chances.

“I mean, it’s up to him,” Griffin said. “Whether he wants to make it or not. I can’t say whether he’s going to be successful or not be successful. It’s just to him and what he wants to do to leave his legacy.”

The Redskins also seem like an unlikely team to use a pick on a wide receiver because they have already added free agent receivers Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan this offseason. And Gordon’s off-field issues might scare off coach Mike Shanahan.

So while it’s useful to the Redskins’ personnel department to have Griffin’s input in assessing whether Gordon is worth giving up a 2013 draft pick to acquire, that doesn’t mean a Griffin-Gordon reunion is likely.