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Robert Griffin III | Quarterback

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 222
College: Baylor
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Robert Griffin III (dislocated ankle) is without a timeline for a return.
"We'll know in a few more weeks to know how long he'll be out," coach Jay Gruden said Monday. The Redskins have no plans to place Griffin on I.R., and are "optimistic" he'll return this season. Gruden stopped well short of guaranteeing RGIII would be returning to his starting job, however. "We'll cross that bridge when it comes," Gruden said of Griffin and Kirk Cousins. Although it's entirely possible Cousins face-plants during Griffin's absence, RGIII is droppable in 10-12 team fantasy leagues. He appears likely to miss at least six weeks. Sep 15 - 3:05 PM

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According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Robert Griffin III's ankle dislocation could still shelve him 6-8 weeks despite the fact that Monday's MRI revealed no fracture.

Initial reports had the timetable at 4-5 weeks. Griffin's absence will simply depend on how quickly he recovers. Whether he regains his starting job upon return is entirely unclear, as well. Fantasy owners can freely drop Griffin in 10- and 12-team leagues. He was playing poorly before the injury, and is now in danger of losing the first-team quarterback job outright to Kirk Cousins.
Sep 15 - 1:34 PM

Robert Griffin III said the Monday MRI on his dislocated ankle showed no fracture.

Griffin is waiting for noted foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson to see the MRI results, but the belief is that he won't need surgery. It's fantastic news for his outlook, as there seems to be a real chance now that he can return in 4-5 weeks. Multiple reports and on-field signs over the last couple months have shown that new coach Jay Gruden appears to prefer Kirk Cousins for his scheme. How Cousins performs over the next month will go a long way toward determining RG3's future.
Sep 15 - 12:42 PM

The Redskins currently hope Robert Griffin III (ankle) will only miss 4-5 weeks.

Griffin suffered a dislocated ankle in the first quarter of Sunday's win over the Jaguars. He'll have an MRI on Monday to determine whether surgery is necessary and exactly how long he'll be out. Kirk Cousins, who shredded the Jags for 250 yards and two touchdowns in relief Sunday, will be a QB2 against the Eagles in Week 3.
Sep 14 - 9:11 PM

The Redskins confirmed that Robert Griffin III suffered a dislocated left ankle in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Jaguars.

The Redskins declined to provide a timetable, but it's not good. If RG3 has to go under the knife, his season will be in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Kirk Cousins came on in relief and shined by going 22-of-33 for 250 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions as the Redskins won 41-10.
Sep 14 - 4:34 PM

The Redskins fear that Robert Griffin III suffered a dislocated left ankle in Sunday's Week 2 game against the Jaguars.

It would be a potentially season-ending injury. RG3, who suffered the injury on a non-contact play near the sideline in the first quarter, will have further tests to confirm. Kirk Cousins has come on and shined in relief as the Redskins are battering the Jags.
Sep 14 - 2:55 PM

Robert Griffin III left Sunday's game against the Jaguars in the first quarter with a left ankle injury and will not return.

This one did not look good. Griffin was scrambling toward the sideline when he went down like a ton of bricks without getting touched by a defender. He was in a ton of pain and stayed down on sideline for a long time while being examined by Dr. James Andrews. Kirk Cousins came on and promptly threw a 20-yard touchdown on his first attempt. The only sliver of good news is that the injury is not to the right ACL he tore in January of 2013.
Sep 14 - 1:24 PM

The Redskins ran zero read-option plays in Week 1.

The play that was a dominant staple of the Shanahan scheme is out. "If you're going to be a professional football quarterback, you're going to have to learn to be a pocket passer at some point in your career and he's learning," Jay Gruden said. Griffin went from wild and out of control in the preseason to timid and conservative in Week 1. He'll have a good chance to find a middle ground in Sunday's game against the Jaguars -- we're certainly not giving up on a freak talent like this.
Sep 11 - 8:51 AM

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim questions coach Jay Gruden's "confidence" in Washington's passing game following Sunday's checkdown-filled performance by Robert Griffin III.

Keim believes it's not just on RG3 -- it could also be a matter of Gruden's lack of faith in Washington's pass protection -- but it was certainly borne out against Houston. Griffin completed 29-of-37 throws, but only for 267 yards, absorbing three sacks and scrambling just three times for two yards. The Redskins take on a scrappy Jaguars defense in Week 2. RG3 will be a dicey QB1.
Sep 8 - 3:37 PM

Robert Griffin III completed 29-of-37 passes for 267 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Sunday's Week 1 loss at Houston.

Griffin was certainly more composed in the pocket than he was in the preseason, but he turned into Alex Smith on us. He dinked and dunked all day long, throwing hitches and dump-offs to his wideouts. Most frustratingly, Griffin only rushed three times for two yards as he he tries to morph into a pocket passer. There will be better days ahead, starting with a home game against the Jags next week. But if RG3 isn't going to use his deadly legs, he's going to struggle for QB1 consistency.
Sep 7 - 4:51 PM

Robert Griffin III said he's "the healthiest I've ever been in my career."

Now roughly 18 months removed from his ACL tear, Griffin's health is a non-issue. It was not a factor in his horrific preseason and will not be a factor in Sunday's game against the Texans. Griffin's biggest concern right now is growing as a pocket passer for Jay Gruden. He'll be a shaky QB1 for Week 1.
Sep 3 - 12:16 PM

ESPN's Ron Jaworski says Robert Griffin III's mechanics have "regressed" in the "fundamental way of throwing the football."

"His throwing slot, his footwork, his inability to remain consistent in that," Jaws said. He's the latest to pile on RG3 following an injury-hindered 2013 season and poor 2014 preseason. While it's true backup Kirk Cousins has outplayed Griffin this month, it's laughable to suggest a quarterback controversy. The starter has more than enough talent to adjust out of the gimmicky Shanahan scheme and into the pocket passer Jay Gruden needs him to be. Strong weapons and unique running ability will keep Griffin's fantasy floor high in the meantime.
Aug 28 - 12:18 PM

Coach Jay Gruden rejected any notion of a quarterback controversy.

Robert Griffin has looked wild, out of control and uncomfortable so far as he learns Gruden's system. Through three preseason games, he's 13-of-20 for 141 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions. He's been outplayed by Kirk Cousins, sparking something of a controversy. Joe Theismann said that "if there was a quarterback competition, it wouldn't be a competition. Kirk Cousins would be the man." It's a knee-jerk take from Theismann. (Philip Rivers had a 48.3 QB rating last preseason and went on to win Comeback Player of the Year.) The talent gap between Griffin and Cousins is massive. RG3's fantasy upside remains high thanks to strong weapons and elite speed.
Aug 25 - 11:41 AM

Robert Griffin III completed 5-of-8 passes for 20 yards and an interception in Washington's third preseason game.

It was a rough start from Griffin, who also took three sacks. He tried to force a pass to Alfred Morris and had it intercepted by C.J. Mosley to end his final drive of the night. Griffin also had an interception to Terrance Brooks that was overturned by pass interference. His performance this preseason has raised some concern. There's also questions about Griffin's ability to run Jay Gruden's offense, which requires him to make more throws from the pocket. Keep in mind that Gruden coaxed Andy Dalton to a top-three Fantasy season last year, and Griffin is a far more gifted quarterback. The Redskins also project to be among the most pass-heavy teams in the league under Gruden, and upgraded on offense with DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts. With no real consensus outside of the top four quarterbacks, Griffin is worth the risk at his seventh-round ADP.
Aug 23 - 10:01 PM

Robert Griffin III came out of Monday night's preseason game with a bruised thigh and admitted he needs to work on avoiding unnecessary hits.

The bruised thigh isn't a concern, but RGIII's inability to protect himself is. He played wildly out of control against the Browns and took several hits at the end of runs. If he keeps it up, Griffin won't last a full season. The times he did slide, they were so awkward that he almost ended up hurting himself. Following the game, coach Jay Gruden stressed that RGIII "needs to protect himself." It's a habit RGIII needs to shake to stay healthy.
Source: USA Today
Aug 19 - 10:52 AM

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