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Robert Griffin III | Quarterback | #10

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 218
College: Baylor
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (2) / WAS
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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Robert Griffin III's (shoulder, injured reserve) season "could well be over."
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported last week it would be "very tough" for Griffin to return this season. Schefter reports Griffin is now expected to miss 10-12 weeks with a broken bone in his non-throwing shoulder. That timetable could allow him to return for the final few weeks of the season, but the Browns will likely be near the bottom of the league with little reason to bring him back by that point. It would be a surprise if Griffin played again this year. Sep 18 - 8:33 AM

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports it will be "very tough" for Robert Griffin III (left shoulder, I.R.) to return this season.

Per RapSheet, RGIII will be reevaluated in 3-4 weeks and could need season-ending surgery after that. It's unclear what will happen if it's deemed he doesn't need surgery, but one would assume there's a lengthy rehab. Josh McCown is now the Browns' starter. RGIII will be a cut candidate next offseason after inking a two-year deal. The Browns again will search for a long-term QB.
Sep 12 - 6:16 PM

Browns placed QB Robert Griffin III on injured reserve with a broken bone in his non-throwing shoulder.

Specifically, Griffin has a "fractured coracoid bone." He will be re-evaluated in roughly a month. Griffin can be activated off injured reserve after eight games. Griffin's absence will be spun as a big loss, but the reality is it's been years since he was an effective player. RGIII had a middling preseason, and was bad before going down on Sunday. Josh McCown is probably an upgrade for the tanking Browns. He will be backed up by rookie Cody Kessler. Griffin isn't worth holding onto in any format, including Dynasty.
Sep 12 - 2:26 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Robert Griffin III's non-throwing shoulder injury is "potentially serious."

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports RGIII could be "out a while." At the very least, Week 2 should be written off for the would-be renaissance candidate. Considering Griffin's injury history and the way his arm was dangling on Sunday, he's probably played his final snap of the month.
Sep 12 - 1:54 PM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot "wouldn't be surprised" if Robert Griffin III (shoulder) sat out Week 2.

The Browns are awaiting further test results, but it's not exactly a surprise after RGIII's arm was dangling at his side at the end of Sunday's loss. RGIII's absence would make way for Josh McCown, and arguably a boost for all Cleveland pass catchers, especially Route 82 Gary Barnidge. As with most things RGIII, this could turn into a daily soap opera. Hopefully we have a good idea of the Browns' quarterback situation by Friday.
Sep 12 - 12:56 PM

Robert Griffin III (left shoulder) will undergo an MRI on Monday and admitted he's "in pain."

RGIII hurt his shoulder on a late-game scramble when he was trying to run over Eagles CB Jalen Mills. His arm was dangling at his side, but Griffin stayed in to finish the game. It was enough of a concern for the Browns that Josh McCown was warming up on the sideline. Injuries have been a problem for RGIII the past few years, and he's always put himself in positions to get hurt. It seems inevitable that McCown will make starts this season, maybe as soon as Week 2 against the Ravens.
Sep 11 - 7:29 PM

Robert Griffin III suffered a sprained left shoulder in the Browns' Week 1 loss to the Eagles.

Griffin took a big shot late in the fourth quarter, and it was all his own fault. He scrambled to the right and tried to run over CB Jalen Mills, only to hurt himself doing so. After the play, Girffin came up dangling his left arm at his side. The Browns went for it on fourth down the next play, but failed, and Josh McCown was seen warming up on the sidelines. RGIII ultimately finished the game, and says he should be fine for Week 2 vs. the Ravens. It's a sign of just how fragile RGIII has been.
Sep 11 - 5:08 PM

Robert Griffin III completed just 12-of-26 passes for 190 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception in the Browns' 29-10, Week 1 loss to the Eagles.

The Browns opted to trade away the No. 2 overall pick (Carson Wentz) in favor of adding picks because they liked RGIII's chances of rebounding. He's not off to a great start. The Browns got nothing going on offense all day, and RGIII took three sacks and appeared to hurt himself on a scramble late in the fourth quarter. He tried to run over CB Jalen Mills but looked to hurt his left forearm, chest, or ribs. He stayed in the game, but was in clear pain. Two deep completions to Corey Coleman (58 yards) and Terrelle Pryor (44) accounted for most of Griffin's yards. He's not in the conversation as a fantasy streamer next week against the Ravens.
Sep 11 - 4:38 PM

Browns EVP Sashi Brown said the team is not taking just a "short-term" look at Robert Griffin III.

"He’s under contract here two years, but we don’t look at it as certainly just a two-year venture or a week-to-week venture," Brown said. "This is something we’re going to have to stick by him, put the right pieces around him and help him learn how to play that position as well." It seems like Griffin has been in the league forever, but he is still just 26 and theoretically still has room to develop. If he shows some progress this season, he could convince the Browns to give him more time, although Cleveland will likely be in position to land a top quarterback in next year's draft.
Sep 10 - 11:41 AM

Browns coach Hue Jackson said his starters will play in the preseason finale Thursday.

Teams usually rest their starters in the final preseason game, but several coaches have decided to break that mold this year. "I feel comfortable that we need to play our starters on both sides of the ball," Jackson said. "We need to get better as a football team as we continue to move forward." It is unlikely a quarter of football against backups will spark a bottom-five roster to a winning season, but it is worth a shot.
Aug 30 - 10:36 AM

Robert Griffin III completed 8-of-14 passes for 119 yards and one touchdown in the Browns' third preseason game Friday night.

The Bucs field one of the least-inspiring pass-rush groups in the league, but they recorded five sacks on RGIII in the first half, while knocking him down a number of other times. They especially got after the quarterback on third down, as coach Hue Jackson dialed up a lot of long-developing plays only to see his offensive line not hold its blocks. RGIII finished on a high note, however, hitting Josh Gordon deep for a 43-yard touchdown. Gordon did all the work, manhandling pint-sized CB Brent Grimes and adjusting to the ball in the air. Last week, RGIII looked phenomenal. Tonight, he was pummeled. The inconsistency is what keeps him a boom-or-bust QB2.
Aug 26 - 9:45 PM

Robert Griffin III completed 6-of-8 passes for 96 yards and two touchdowns in the Browns' second preseason game against the Falcons.

He also managed 36 rushing yards on three scrambles. It couldn't have been a better night for RGIII. Early in the first quarter, Griffin uncorked a deep ball to Terrelle Pryor down the right sideline, and Pryor ran right by Falcons Pro Bowl LCB Desmond Trufant to haul in the 50-yard score. Later in the half, RGIII hit Gary Barnidge in stride on an out-and-up route in the front right corner of the end zone on a perfectly-placed ball. Griffin dropped dimes Thursday night. If he gets his confidence back, he'll offer some serious week-to-week streaming upside.
Aug 18 - 9:32 PM

Robert Griffin III completed 4-of-8 passes for 67 yards and an interception in the Browns' preseason opener.

Griffin started his Browns career with a bang, throwing a beautiful ball to Terrelle Pryor deep down the right sideline for a 49-yard gain on his first offensive play. Griffin also converted a third down to Pryor later in the same drive, but a questionable decision and interception ended what looked like a solid scoring chance. Despite missing most of his playmakers and facing pressure on almost every dropback, Griffin put together a solid debut. He will look to build on the performance next week against the Falcons.
Aug 12 - 8:55 PM

Browns coach Hue Jackson said Monday he's "tickled pink" by Robert Griffin III's upside this season.

The Browns have armed RG3 with quietly impressive weapons and set him up for success as best they can. They drafted Corey Coleman, locked up Gary Barnidge, return Duke Johnson and one of the league's more underrated offensive lines, and are expected to get back Josh Gordon in Week 5. Currently not being selected in most fantasy drafts, Griffin could become an intriguing in-season streamer.
Aug 8 - 5:47 PM

Browns coach Hue Jackson announced Robert Griffin III will be the starting quarterback to open the season.

"It's time. Robert has earned the right to be named the starting quarterback of the Cleveland Browns," Jackson said. "Throughout this process, he has gained the respect from his teammates, the coaching staff and the entire organization that is necessary for him to lead our offense and really the entire team." This has been a foregone conclusion since the spring, but announcing the decision this early is risky. If Griffin face-plants during the preseason, Jackson could face pressure to bench the former phenom. Even with Griffin as the clear starter, the Browns may look to keep Josh McCown around as insurance.
Aug 8 - 9:27 AM

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Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Josh McCown
2Cody Kessler
RB1Isaiah Crowell
2Duke Johnson
GLB1Isaiah Crowell
2Duke Johnson
3RB1Duke Johnson
2Isaiah Crowell
FB1Malcolm Johnson
WR11Corey Coleman
2Andrew Hawkins
3Ricardo Louis
4Josh Gordon
WR21Terrelle Pryor
2Rashard Higgins
3Jordan Payton
WR31Andrew Hawkins
TE1Gary Barnidge
2Randall Telfer
3Seth DeValve
LT1Joe Thomas
2Shon Coleman
LG1Joel Bitonio
C1Cameron Erving
RG1John Greco
RT1Austin Pasztor
2Alvin Bailey
K1Patrick Murray
2Cody Parkey