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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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Browns activated Robert Griffin III from injured reserve.
There was never any doubt Griffin would be activated as the team confirmed he will be the starting quarterback the rest of the way barring injury. Despite getting the starting nod, the offense around Griffin is too poor and the risk of an in-game injury is too high to trust him in standard leagues. OL Matt McCants was waived in a corresponding move. Dec 9 - 12:54 PM

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Browns coach Hue Jackson admits Robert Griffin III's starting stint is an "audition" for next season.

Griffin, who simply hasn't been the same since his magical rookie season, is going to have a hard time acing it. Jackson also said "availability" was the most important thing for a quarterback. RGIII has rarely had it. Jackson said he made the decision to start Griffin after watching tape of Wednesday's practice. It's an intriguing experiment that will probably amount to nothing.
Dec 8 - 1:17 PM

Robert Griffin III will start Week 14 against the Bengals.

This was expected but is now official. The Browns want to see what they have in Griffin after losing him in the season opener. Griffin will get the final four weeks to audition for the 2017 starting job, but the odds are stacked against him. Cleveland can save $7.5 million from releasing Griffin this offseason.
Dec 8 - 11:00 AM

ESPN's Dan Graziano reports the Browns plan to start Robert Griffin III against the Bengals.

Coming out of the bye week, coach Hue Jackson refused to name a starter after Wednesday's practice, a practice in which all four of RGIII, Josh McCown, Cody Kessler, and Kevin Hogan took snaps. Signs have pointed to Griffin getting the start for the past couple weeks. He does very little to move the needle from a fantasy standpoint, but Terrelle Pryor's floor remains safe.
Dec 7 - 3:48 PM

Browns coach Hue Jackson said Monday that it's "too soon" to say whether Robert Griffin III will start in Week 14 against the Bengals.

Although Jackson was noncommittal in this presser, seemingly all of the Browns' beat writers believe RG3 will be under center versus Cincinnati. The growing consensus among reporters covering the team suggests they already know the Browns' Week 14 starter based on scuttlebutt at team headquarters. Hopefully Jackson will be more willing to publicly name his starter later in the week.
Dec 5 - 5:15 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports there's a "real chance" Robert Griffin III (shoulder, injured reserve) is the Browns' Week 14 starter.

Griffin has yet to even be formally activated off injured reserve, but most signs are pointing toward him starting against the Bengals. The lost-year Browns might as well take a four-game look — if Griffin can stay healthy that long — headed into the offseason. We'd consider the odds heavily stacked against Griffin being the team's 2017 quarterback.
Dec 5 - 2:06 PM

ESPN's Pat McManamon wrote "all signs point" to Robert Griffin III getting the start this week.

Hue Jackson has yet to name a starter, and McManamon's prediction comes with the important caveat of "provided he makes it through practice and looks like he has shaken off three months of rust." Still, it makes sense for the Browns to see what Griffin can do, especially considering they averaged fewer than 10 points in their last four games. Even if Griffin gets the nod, the offense around him is too poor and the chance of an in-game injury is too high to trust him in the first-round of the playoffs.
Source: ESPN
Dec 5 - 11:27 AM

NFL Network's Mike Garofolo expects Robert Griffin III to keep the starting job for the rest of the season if he's named Week 14 starter.

The Browns are on bye this week, giving them an extended period to plot the final quarter of their lost campaign. Griffin attempted 26 passes as a Brown before getting injured. He'd have to do something pretty dramatic in Weeks 14-17 to make himself part of the Browns' post-2016 plans.
Nov 29 - 6:00 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports Robert Griffin III (shoulder, I.R.) has been cleared for full contact.

As expected. The Browns are off this week but return against the Bengals in Week 14. Cody Kessler (concussion) has also resumed practicing and will compete with Griffin III and Josh McCown for the starting job. Coach Hue Jackson will go with whoever gives Cleveland the best chance to finally win a game, though it makes sense for the Browns to at least see what they have in Griffin III as they near the end of a lost season.
Nov 29 - 11:11 AM

Browns coach Hue Jackson said Robert Griffin III (shoulder, injured reserve) could be cleared for contact this week.

Griffin has one more test to pass, and it will be conducted this week. If Griffin is able to get cleared, it would not be surprising if he starts Week 14 against the Bengals, but Jackson thinks it is too early to make that decision. "He has not played football now in a while," Jackson said. "I am sure he has to get the rust off a little bit, but hopefully, we will see where he is, and if they clear him for contact, then we will know more as we move forward." Averaging less than 10 points a game over the last month, the Browns might as well see what Griffin can do.
Nov 29 - 9:30 AM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Browns are "hopeful" Robert Griffin III (shoulder, I.R.) will make starts before the end of the season.

Per Rapsheet, the "caveat" would be if Cody Kessler gets on a roll. That seems unlikely given that Kessler is out with a concussion and the team has reportedly discussed shutting him down for the year. Griffin III resumed practicing this week and could be activated as soon as Week 14. Josh McCown will draw the start at quarterback Sunday against the Giants.
Nov 27 - 10:29 AM

Robert Griffin III (shoulder, injured reserve) still has not been cleared for contact.

Griffin returned to practice Wednesday, but he needs to pass one more test before he is cleared for full contact. That could happen later this week. While he is not going to play this week, Griffin is on pace to make at least one more start this season.
Nov 24 - 11:49 AM

Robert Griffin III (shoulder, I.R.) will practice Wednesday.

He's officially been designated as the Browns' I.R.-return player and can play as soon as this week, though it's believed Josh McCown will still make the start Sunday against the Giants. The rest of the season is up in the air. Griffin is sure to make at least one more start before the season closes out.
Nov 23 - 9:48 AM

The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram believes Robert Griffin III (shoulder, IR) could return in Week 14 against the Bengals.

Griffin will resume practicing next week, but still needs to pass a final test before he's cleared for games. It sounds like Cleveland wants to see what they have in Griffin after losing him in the opener. Rookie Cody Kessler has been the starter since Week 3, but was benched last week. The winless Browns are in position to draft a quarterback early in 2017.
Nov 18 - 7:15 PM

Robert Griffin III (shoulder, I.R.) will start practicing next week.

Coach Hue Jackson said RGIII still has another test to pass to gain clearance for contact, but by all accounts he'll be the Browns' designated-for-return player. That doesn't mean RGIII will get anymore starts under center, however.
Nov 18 - 12:23 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Cody Kessler
2Josh McCown
3Kevin Hogan
RB1Isaiah Crowell
2Duke Johnson
3George Atkinson III
GLB1Isaiah Crowell
2Duke Johnson
3RB1Duke Johnson
2Isaiah Crowell
WR11Corey Coleman
2Andrew Hawkins
3Ricardo Louis
WR21Terrelle Pryor
2Rashard Higgins
3Jordan Payton
WR31Andrew Hawkins
TE1Gary Barnidge
2Randall Telfer
3Seth DeValve
LT1Joe Thomas
LG1Spencer Drango
2Alvin Bailey
C1Cameron Erving
2Gabe Ikard
RG1Jonathan Cooper
RT1Austin Pasztor
2Shon Coleman
K1Cody Parkey