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Day 1 Highlights: Voluntary Mini-Camp At Redskins Park

Kind of like that day right at the end of summer where you got to see your classrooms and classmates before school actually started, the Washington Redskins were as giddy as could be to put their gear back on this morning as a collective group and work with the new coaching staff on football activities for the first time this season.

Today, tomorrow and Thursday marks the first mini-camp of the season for the Redskins, this one a voluntary session for veterans.

Have a look at what they had to say along with exclusive pictures of some of the new guys in burgundy and gold:

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Kicking things off is kicker Kai Forbath entering his third season in Washington. In 24 games with the Redskins, Forbath has connected on 35 of his 40 field goal attempts.

Defensive end Jarvis Jenkins, who recorded his first career sack on Colin Kaepernick last season, also admitted ecstasy in getting to see everyone again:

Former enemy turned big-time Burgundy and Gold acquisition Jason Hatcher got under the sheets early last night to ensure he was in peak condition this morning:

Finally, here’s 2013 fourth round draft pick Phillip Thomas as he looks ready to get back on the field after missing all of last season:

Additional day 1 mini-camp links

Complete gallery of day 1 still images

Redskins.com’s Andrew Walker breaks down this week’s schedule

Video of the squad getting loose with Larry Michael, Voice of the Redskins, telling you a little bit more about some of the offseason acquisitions and a new warm-up routine.

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ABOUT THE REDSKINS: Headquartered at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, and owned by Daniel Snyder, the historic Washington Redskins Football Club has won five World Championship titles including the 1937 and 1942 National Football League Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves in Massachusetts, the team changed its name to the Redskins in 1933 and relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1937. Since then, the team has become one of the most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring multiple Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (with seven others who also were Redskins) and becoming the first team in the NFL with an official marching band and fight song, "Hail to the Redskins." The Redskins have been owned by Dan Snydersince 1999, and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.