Tuesday August 5th, 2014

Robert Griffin III said he got some encouraging words from fellow quarterback Tom Brady before the Washington Redskins and New England Patriots held their joint practice Monday. 

“[Brady] said this is only my third year, said I have a lot of football left in me, and that’s great coming from a guy like him. I appreciate that," said Griffin

Griffin said last week that he is hoping to pick Brady's brain at some point while the teams practice together, and on Monday said he hopes he gets the chance to sit down with the three-time Super Bowl winner.

"It’s enjoyable to come out here and work with a guy that’s been the best for a long time," Griffin said. 

When asked Monday about Brady possibly playing a mentoring role to Griffin this week, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said he isn't concerning himself with any possible mentorship between the two quarterbacks. 

More: Dan Snyder defends Redskins name again

Washington and New England are practicing together through Wednesday, leading up to their preseason game on Thursday night. 

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