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Robert Griffin III | Quarterback

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 222
College: Baylor
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Robert Griffin III will get together with Redskins pass catchers in Florida next week for a round of offseason workouts.
Many -- if not all -- quarterbacks around the league do this, but it's nice to see RGIII taking charge and getting together with his receiving corps. His attention to detail and classroom habits have been brought into question the past couple years. Taking a new approach this season, RGIII says "it's not talking about it; it's about being about it." He sits atop the depth chart for the time being. Apr 10 - 8:38 AM

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Coach Jay Gruden confirmed Robert Griffin has the starting job "right now."

Assuming the Redskins don't shock the world and snag a quarterback at No. 5 overall, Griffin will run as the first-string quarterback through the offseason program. It doesn't necessarily mean he'll be under center come Week 1. Gruden, who benched a wildly ineffective RG3 last year, won't hesitate to turn to Kirk Cousins or Colt McCoy. "He's got the starting job right now," Gruden said Monday. "Hopefully he takes it and runs with it."
Mar 26 - 7:48 AM

The Redskins are undecided on Robert Griffin III's fifth-year team option for 2016.

"We’ve had some early discussion on it," new GM Scot McCloughan said. "We’re still talking it through." The team has until May 3 to decide on the non-guaranteed, $16 million option. It's hard to see owner Dan Snyder letting McCloughan and coach Jay Gruden decide "no."
Mar 24 - 5:03 PM

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim believes coach Jay Gruden wants to get rid of Robert Griffin III.

"If it were up to the coach, Griffin would be gone," Keim said. Griffin was named the starter in February, but that decision likely came from above Gruden's head. Griffin will be given every opportunity to solidify himself in the Redskins' lineup, but without the full support of the head coach, it is not a given Griffin will hold the starting job all season.
Mar 21 - 12:48 PM

Redskins president Bruce Allen believes Robert Griffin III still "has a high ceiling."

It's the second vote of confidence Griffin has received this week after coach Jay Gruden named him the starter. We're not sure where this optimism is coming from. Griffin had his worst year yet in 2014 and continued to struggle with injuries. 2015 will be a make or break season for the former Heisman winner.
Feb 20 - 11:05 AM

Coach Jay Gruden said Robert Griffin III will enter the season as the Redskins' starter.

"We will go into the season with Robert as the No. 1 guy," Gruden said Wednesday. The coach re-watched all of RGIII's tape and seems to be comfortable with him atop the depth chart, ahead of Kirk Cousins. The Redskins are armed with the No. 5 overall pick in April's draft, but need to attack the offensive line and all three levels of the defense. RGIII will have a short leash. But if he's healthy -- a big "if" -- RGIII could be a value pick late in fantasy drafts.
Feb 18 - 1:10 PM

A letter from the Redskins to their "premium fans" does not list Robert Griffin III as part of their nucleus.

"The Washington Redskins thank you for your continued loyalty and support," read the letter. "Head Coach Jay Gruden, new General Manager Scot McCloughan, and Defensive Coordinator Joe Barry will lead a nucleus of Ryan Kerrigan, DeSean Jackson, plus Pro Bowlers Trent Williams and Alfred Morris. The Redskins are poised to rebound next season!" Just two years ago, RG3 was collecting his Rookie of the Year award and was named to the Pro Bowl as the face of the franchise. Now he heads into the offseason not even knowing if he'll be back in Washington.
Feb 5 - 8:54 AM

Robert Griffin III said his ankle injury was a big factor in his struggles last season.

Griffin dislocated his left ankle in Week 2 and missed nearly two months. He returned for three games, but then embarrassingly got benched for Colt McCoy. Now Griffin's place with the Redskins is uncertain entering his fourth NFL season. "The biggest thing for me is coming back healthy," he said. "Last year I wasn't healthy, and it sucked, there's no other way to say it." Being injured certainly doesn't help, but Jay Gruden's questions about whether RG3 can succeed outside of the gimmicky Shanahan scheme are valid. His fundamentals have not progressed.
Jan 29 - 9:56 AM

Following a Friday "chat" with new GM Scot McCloughan, ESPN Washington's Chris Russell came away believing Griffin "stands a very good chance of staying" with the Redskins in 2015.

McCloughan said he believes Griffin "needs more time" to be developed and evaluated, and noted Brett Favre needed two full years to learn Mike Holmgren's system after the Packers traded for him early in Favre's career. McCloughan is an ex-Packers scout. Griffin turns 25 next month and is owed an affordable $3,269,877 in base salary. He's going to face competition in training camp, but all signs point to RG3 remaining a Redskin in 2015.
Jan 9 - 3:40 PM

Speaking Monday, Redskins coach Jay Gruden didn't commit to Robert Griffin III as his 2015 quarterback.

"It's all a part of the evaluation process," Gruden said of his quarterback situation. "We're going to take this thing very slow. ... Until that position is earned, you have to have a competition." Various reports have suggested Gruden essentially has no interest in making RGIII his franchise quarterback, but the decision may not be up to him. RGIII's future in Washington figures to be one of the dominating storylines of the offseason.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 03:13:00 PM

Robert Griffin III completed 27-of-41 passes for 336 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Washington's 44-17, Week 17 loss to the Cowboys.

He added six carries for 19 yards and a second touchdown, but also lost a fumble which Cowboys DE Anthony Spencer housed for a score. Both of RGIII's picks were tossed into too tight of coverage, while his fumble came on a play where he should have gone down earlier. He never got in rhythm as a passer, with big chunks of his yardage coming after the catch from DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon. Griffin closes the book on 2014 having committed eight turnovers while accounting for just five touchdowns. He's not a fit for coach Jay Gruden's conservative, pass-happy offense, and Gruden doesn't appear particularly interested in making him one. It will be a disaster waiting to happen if RGIII is back as Washington's starter in 2015. A trade would be best for his fantasy future, but clueless owner Daniel Snyder likely won't be willing to sell low on someone he believes is his franchise player.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 04:52:00 PM

Robert Griffin III (throwing shoulder) is active for Week 17 against the Cowboys.

RGIII is on the DFS radar against the Cowboys' bend-but-don't-break defense. It's possible Dallas will begin resting starters in the second half. Inactive for the Redskins are RB Chris Thompson, CB Kenny Okoro, G/C Josh LeRibeus, OG Rishaw Johnson, DT Travian Robertson, WR Leonard Hankerson and LB Steve Beauharnais.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 11:24:00 AM

Robert Griffin III (shoulder) is probable for Week 17 against the Cowboys.

RGIII was limited in practice this week but is good to go as a legit QB1 streaming option in the finale. He's one of our favorite daily-league plays of the week.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 12:46:00 PM

Robert Griffin III (throwing shoulder) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

There's been no indication RGIII's Week 17 availability is in doubt. His status will be updated on Friday, but he should be fully expected to go against the Cowboys.
Thu, Dec 25, 2014 07:34:00 PM

Robert Griffin III (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Griffin banged his right (throwing) shoulder Saturday while taking a sack from Eagles DT Fletcher Cox. It doesn't sound like anything too major, as RG3 was able to make some throws Wednesday.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 12:46:00 PM