ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Keenan Robinson is getting his chance to fill the void left by London Fletcher.

The third-year linebacker has been working with the starters during Washington Redskins offseason practices now that Fletcher has retired.

The Redskins drafted Robinson for that very purpose in 2012, but he tore his right pectoral muscle as a rookie and his left pectoral muscle last year on the first day of training camp.

Robinson says he's working to keep his upper body strong and flexible so he doesn't get hurt again.

Coach Jay Gruden has consistently praised Robinson in recent weeks.

Said Gruden: "He's doing a great job. So the big thing is keep him healthy."

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