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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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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

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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, Profootballtalk.com 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

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Redskins "front office officials and coaches" want to move on from Robert Griffin III, but are "meeting resistance from team ownership."

It's no secret owner Dan Snyder played a major role in spoiling RG3, resulting in clashes with both the Shanahan and Gruden coaching staffs. It now sounds like GM Scot McCloughan is on board with cutting ties on Griffin, but Snyder isn't letting the move happen. Schefter reports the Skins have gone so far as to shop RG3 on the trade market, "but have found no interest." A split between the Redskins' organization and Griffin seems imminent.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 30 - 4:47 PM

Robert Griffin III (concussion) will not be cleared for Saturday's preseason game.

Griffin hasn't been cleared by an independent doctor and remains in the concussion protocol. The Redskins originally expected him to play, but will hold him out at least one more week. Griffin missing Washington's third preseason game is a concern after last week's disastrous performance. The Redskins are starting Kirk Cousins in Griffin's place.
Aug 28 - 7:12 PM

Robert Griffin III (concussion) has been officially cleared for Saturday's preseason game.

The embattled starter could see upwards of a half of action against the Ravens. Griffin remains Washington's No. 1, but his grip will grow extremely tenuous if Saturday goes as poorly as last week's game did.
Aug 27 - 6:43 PM

Robert Griffin III won't say if he suffered a concussion in last Thursday's preseason game.

The scuttlebutt has been that Washington made up RGIII's concussion so he could avoid talking to the media following a disastrous performance. "You’ve got to talk to the people who report that stuff," Griffin said. "I don’t report that stuff. I was in the locker room, taking a shower, getting ready to watch the rest of the game, so I don’t know." Even by Washington's standards, this is a ridiculous melodrama. RGIII will play in Saturday's regular season dress rehearsal.
Aug 27 - 4:24 PM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden is adamant he won't be benching Robert Griffin III.

RGIII will start Saturday's game against the Ravens after suffering a concussion last week. Kirk Cousins will be the first man off the bench, suggesting he has a leg up on Colt McCoy for No. 2 duties. Although Griffin has never looked like a fit for Gruden's offense, he's still the only one of Washington's quarterbacks with anything resembling upside. That being said, one of Cousins and McCoy — and quite possibly both — will likely make starts this season.
Aug 25 - 3:38 PM

Robert Griffin III (head) returned to full-squad practice on Sunday.

There have been rumors the Redskins fabricated RG3's preseason concussion in order to keep Griffin from having to deal with media after the game. He's apparently already been cleared and resumed working with the first-team offense.
Aug 23 - 2:38 PM

According to ESPN's Jason Reid, "people in the building know" the Redskins have "no chance" if they stick with Robert Griffin III at quarterback.

All it took was four bad series for Griffin's shaky standing as the Redskins' starter to again become unmoored. Griffin was nightmarishly bad before getting concussed against the Lions on Thursday, but seemed to have little chance behind a leaky offensive line. Of course, RGIII's issues with getting rid of the ball may have encouraged Detroit to bring the house. To the naked eye, Colt McCoy and Kirk Cousins have both appeared far better than RGIII this summer, but against second- and third-string defenses.
Aug 22 - 7:06 PM

A source told ESPN's Britt McHenry that Robert Griffin III (concussion) is "fine" and may be able to play in the Redskins' third preseason game.

The Washington Post's Mike Jones is hearing essentially the same thing. RGIII was battered and bruised behind an awful showing from the Redskins' offensive line Thursday night, taking three sacks and six QB hits on his eight drop-backs. A living nightmare, RGIII has avoided serious injury this time, but it's fair to wonder how long he'll hold up. He's expected to remain Washington's starter.
Aug 21 - 11:05 AM

Robert Griffin III has been diagnosed with a concussion.

Joe Theismann "reported" Griffin was medically cleared on the sideline, but that turned out to be an erroneous report. RG3 was evaluated in the locker room and formally diagnosed with a concussion. His shoulder stinger did check out fine. Coach Jay Gruden stated late Thursday that he has "no idea" on a return timetable for Griffin, but did say "I'd imagine" RG3 will remain the Redskins' starter when healthy. Griffin is likely to miss Washington's third preseason game. In all likelihood, he'll be cleared ahead of Week 1.
Aug 20 - 10:33 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Kirk Cousins
2Robert Griffin III
3Colt McCoy
RB1Alfred Morris
2Matt Jones
3Chris Thompson
4Trey Williams
5Mack Brown
GLB1Alfred Morris
2Matt Jones
3RB1Matt Jones
2Chris Thompson
FB1Darrel Young
2Jordan Campbell
WR11DeSean Jackson
2Andre Roberts
3Jamison Crowder
4Colin Lockett
5Quinton Dunbar
WR21Pierre Garcon
2Ryan Grant
3Evan Spencer
4Rashad Ross
5Reggie Bell
WR31Andre Roberts
TE1Jordan Reed
2Derek Carrier
3Je'Ron Hamm
4D.J. Williams
K1Kai Forbath