RGIII says he'll be back in July

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ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Quarterback Robert Griffin III says ``without a doubt'' that he expects to be fully recovered from knee surgery and in uniform when the Washington Redskins open training camp on July 25 in Richmond.

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Griffin said Thursday he's confident because ``it's a mindset'' and because of how his surgically repaired right knee has progressed. The QB says ``training camp's a month and a half away. That's why I say without a doubt.''

He had knee surgery on Jan. 9 to repair the ACL and LCL he had torn during the playoff loss to Seattle three days earlier.

Coach Mike Shanahan says Griffin was initially projected to miss seven-to-nine months. That would mean Griffin wouldn't return before Aug. 9, the day after Washington opens its preseason schedule against Tennessee.

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