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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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ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the Redskins have received no trade inquiries for Robert Griffin III to this point.
Nor will they. Griffin is owed a fifth-year option of $16.155 million next season which is guaranteed for injury only. Washington has been avoiding that guarantee by keeping Griffin safely on the sidelines, but any team which traded for Griffin would likely do so with the intent to play him, thus opening themselves up to the potential of paying an injured and at this point not very good quarterback over $16 million next season. Griffin should be available for free this offseason. Nov 3 - 8:54 AM

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Redskins declared QB Robert Griffin III, WR Rashad Ross, LB Jackson Jeffcoat, OG Spencer Long, OT Tom Compton, TE Anthony McCoy and OT Arie Kouandjio inactive for Week 1 against the Dolphins.

The Redskins reportedly had RGIII running with the scout team as a safety this week. The organization needs to stop embarrassing itself and its former first-round pick by granting him his release.
Sep 13 - 11:42 AM

The Redskins will keep Robert Griffin III as their No. 3 quarterback.

Griffin III finally received clearance from doctors this week after missing time with a concussion. He's been demoted to No. 3 on the depth chart behind starter Kirk Cousins and backup Colt McCoy. Expect the former Heisman Trophy winner to do a lot of clipboard-holding this year.
Sep 13 - 8:48 AM

Redskins VP Bruce Allen said Friday that Robert Griffin III (concussion) has been medically cleared.

This gives Washington the green light to waive Griffin if they so choose, though for now they are tentatively expected to keep RG3 on the 53-man roster. He'll open the season as the Redskins' No. 3 quarterback behind Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy. We wouldn't bet on Griffin making any starts anytime soon.
Sep 11 - 1:13 PM

Robert Griffin III (concussion) still hasn't been cleared to play.

It's been three weeks since Griffin suffered a concussion in Washington's preseason game against Detroit. Since then Griffin has gone from being the Redskins' starter to a distant backup behind Kirk Cousins. It's anyone's guess when he'll be cleared to play again. His fantasy value is zilch.
Sep 10 - 1:59 PM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said the team kept Robert Griffin III (concussion) "because we thought he was one of our top 53 guys."

"We don't feel like he's a distraction at all," Gruden insisted. "You can never have too many quarterbacks in your building." You can if none of the quarterbacks are particularly good. Griffin will visit an independent neurologist Tuesday. If he is cleared, the Redskins will have to decide where he fits on the Week 1 depth chart. We suspect he'll be Washington's No. 3.
Source: ESPN
Sep 7 - 11:02 AM

Robert Griffin III is scheduled to visit an independent neurologist next week.

Coach Jay Gruden is optimistic RG3 will be cleared early this week. Gruden hasn't announced whether Griffin will serve as Kirk Cousins' backup or if he'll be the No. 3 behind Colt McCoy. It appears Griffin will be stranded in Washington for at least another year after surviving the team's final cuts on Saturday.
Sep 6 - 12:26 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the decision to keep Robert Griffin III on the active roster was not unanimous.

"Not everyone in their building is happy about it," Schefter wrote. The Redskins are pushing the organizational harmony narrative hard, but no one is buying it. Griffin will be a constant shadow hanging over whoever is starting games this season, and if he ends up suffering a serious injury, Washington will be on the hook for his $16.155 million fifth-year option. Keeping him on the roster was not the right decision.
Sep 5 - 10:05 AM

The NFL Network's Jeff Darlington reported the Redskins plan to keep Robert Griffin III (concussion) on their 53-man roster.

The Washington Post also expects Griffin to stick on the team. The Redskins are taking a financial risk by retaining Griffin. His $16.155 million fifth-year option is guaranteed for injury only, meaning he has to be able to pass a physical when the Redskins decide to release him next offseason. Griffin was examined by an independent neurologist late this week, but neither he nor the team has been given the results of that exam.
Sep 5 - 8:11 AM

The Redskins confirm Robert Griffin III (concussion) could be cleared to return as early as Friday.

When/if RGIII gains final clearance is when the real drama will begin. Once deemed healthy, the No. 2 overall pick of the 2012 draft can be waived. It remains a mystery why the team originally said Griffin had been cleared last week only to back track, but so is life in Daniel Snyder's Washington.
Sep 3 - 10:43 PM

A neurologist is expected to examine Robert Griffin III (concussion) on Thursday or Friday.

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim speculates Washington could decide to release Griffin if he is cleared. Griffin's $16.155 million fifth-year option is guaranteed for injury only, meaning Griffin has to pass a physical before the Redskins can release him. Given his injury history, even allowing Griffin to practice with the team the next year risks an injury which could leave Washington on the hook for his entire 2016 salary.
Source: ESPN
Sep 3 - 8:35 AM

Robert Griffin III has been benched.

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the Days of Our Lives. Beset by never-ending drama and an inability to stay at 100 percent, RGIII has met his predictable end for the league's most dysfunctional franchise. It's possible he won't even be the first man off the bench, with vanilla coach Jay Gruden preferring Colt McCoy's pop-gun skill-set to RGIII's unrefined dual-threat aesthetic. Much of Griffin's issues are his own doing, but he's received zero help from a franchise that's offered bafflingly little support since making him a centerpiece three years ago. A trade or release is best for all parties involved, and the sooner, the better.
Aug 31 - 1:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Redskins are not trying to trade Robert Griffin III.

La Canfora confirmed ESPN's report the team was informed Kirk Cousins would be the Week 1 starter, but he denied the team was actively trying to trade Griffin. Despite the lack of trade talk, La Canfora called Griffin's future with the organization "murky at best." Griffin's $16.155 million 2016 option is only guaranteed for injury, so it would be in the Redskins' best interests to keep him out of harm's way this season.
Aug 31 - 10:16 AM

The Washington Post reports Redskins owner Dan Snyder is not blocking a trade of Robert Griffin III.

A report from ESPN suggested coach Jay Gruden and GM Scot McCloughan would like to move on from Griffin, but they were meeting resistance from ownership. A source told The Washington Post the report was "100 percent wrong." Even if Washington wanted to move Griffin, they would struggle to find any takers. It would probably be best for all involved if Griffin moved on, but it is hard to see Washington cutting a quarterback they traded the farm for just three years ago.
Aug 31 - 8:23 AM

Citing multiple sources, reports "no schism exists" between the Redskins' front office and owner Dan Snyder regarding the future of Robert Griffin III in Washington.

A previous ESPN report strongly hinted Redskins management and coaches want to move on from RG3, but are "meeting resistance from team ownership." PFT's Mike Florio contends that "this simply isn't true," and "everyone is on the same page." Florio insists Snyder is not hindering the Redskins' football operations. Based on Snyder's track record, that is arguably difficult to buy. Either way, Griffin's future in Washington is clear as mud.
Aug 30 - 8:40 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Kirk Cousins
2Colt McCoy
3Robert Griffin III
RB1Alfred Morris
2Matt Jones
3Chris Thompson
GLB1Matt Jones
2Alfred Morris
3RB1Matt Jones
2Chris Thompson
FB1Darrel Young
WR11DeSean Jackson
2Jamison Crowder
3Andre Roberts
WR21Pierre Garcon
2Ryan Grant
3Rashad Ross
WR31Jamison Crowder
TE1Jordan Reed
2Derek Carrier
LT1Trent Williams
LG1Spencer Long
2Tom Compton
C1Kory Lichtensteiger
2Josh LeRibeus
RG1Brandon Scherff
2Arie Kouandjio
RT1Morgan Moses
2Ty Nsekhe
K1Dustin Hopkins