Robert Griffin III | QB | Washington Redskins
Posted: 3/24/2015 11:51pm et
Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan said that the team will go with the best player available in the 2015 NFL Draft with the No. 5 overall pick, which means that they could take a quarterback in that spot. McCloughan could be compelled to take Oregon QB Marcus Mariota if he's available at No. 5, even after the team said QB Robert Griffin III was the team's starter a month ago. McCloughan doesn't think anyone will be handed a job, and they'll have to compete to win a spot.
Huddle Up: Mariota -- and Jameis Winston -- figure to be long gone by the time the fifth pick rolls around so RGIII figures to have one less competitor this offseason.
Posted: 2/20/2015 10:19pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will enter the 2015 season as the team's starting quarterback, and general manager Bruce Allen thinks Griffin's ceiling in the NFL remains high. Griffin missed five games last year with a dislocated ankle, and Allen said Griffin must stay healthy in order to realize his potential. 'There's never been a question about him watching film,' Allen said. 'He is motivated. He's a (25-year-old) man who is still growing and learning the NFL game. We've seen him, a couple years ago, play at the highest of highs. Maybe it spoiled us a little bit to expect that all the time.'
Huddle Up: Meanwhile, to re-gain his fantasy value, RGIII must reverse his career rushing trend which has seen his season yardage totals dip from 815 to 489 to 176 over the last three seasons. He also has only had one rushing score over the last two seasons after putting up seven as a rookie.
Posted: 1/10/2015 12:55am et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III likely will be given another chance to succeed, because teams should not give up on young quarterbacks, according to general manager Scot McCloughan. McCoughlan said Griffin needs to be surrounded by a strong running attack and a more reliable offensive line.
Huddle Up: RGIII finished with 1,694 yards, four TD passes and 176 rushing yards in seven games this season and deserves another shot -- hopefully with better health and a healthier supporting cast. Washington simply paid too high of a price to move up and select Griffin in the 2012 draft to cast him aside after what basically amounts to two full seasons.
Posted: 12/30/2014 2:13am et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III and the rest of the team's quarterbacks will be evaluated methodically during the offseason before a decision on a starter for the 2015 season is made, head coach Jay Gruden said Monday, Dec. 29.
Huddle Up: With Kirk Cousins already harping about not returning if he's not the starter, Gruden has some decisions to make. Should be an interesting offseason in DC.
Posted: 12/26/2014 7:01pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 26, and is listed as probable for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Yeah, RGIII will make a third straight start, but he projects as nothing more than a low-end QB2 against the Cowboys.
Posted: 12/24/2014 6:30pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) is likely to play in Week 17 against the Dallas Cowboys despite dealing with a sprained right shoulder, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Griffin was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 24. 'He can throw the ball, it's just a little sore,' Gruden said. 'We just want to make sure he doesn't aggravate it more, give him another couple days of rest and be ready to go Friday.'
Huddle Up: Definitely check back later in the week if you're planning on using the seemingly always questionable RGIII.
Posted: 12/15/2014 3:57pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is expected to be the starting quarterback for Week 16, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: Griffin plays an Eagles defense that has given up career games to Kirk Cousins, Austin Davis and Zach Mettenberger this season. He's a desperation play if you need him but hopefully owners that made it to their Fantasy Championship Games won't need to rely on RG3.
Posted: 11/24/2014 4:26pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will start Sunday, Nov. 30, against the Indianapolis Colts, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: RG3 was awful Sunday against the 49ers but in fairness to him he didn't get much help from his offensive line. Griffin is no longer on the fantasy radar as anything more than a risky QB2.
Posted: 10/31/2014 4:45pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) received the majority of the first-team repetitions in practice this week, and Griffin feels completely healthy and ready to return to the starting lineup. 'If there is any rust, I'll lean on the guys,' Griffin said. 'It's a game we need. They have a great defense, but I'll lean on my guys to help get me through this game and work with me. I expect them to make a ton of plays, just like they expect me to make a ton of plays. If there is any rust, I'm sure they'll overshadow it because they're playing at a high level right now.' He won't be limited at all, meaning the read-zone option is a possibility, along with plays that require him to leave the pocket.
Huddle Up: In Alfred Morris, TEs Jordan Reed and Niles Paul and a deep WR corps headed by DeSean Jackson, RGIII certainly has a strong supporting cast. Meanwhile, coach Jay Gruden has shown little hesitation about having his QBs on the run -- witness Colt McCoy's 7 rushes in Week 8 -- so expect to see Griffin in full Sunday in Minneapolis.
Posted: 10/30/2014 4:48pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) received most of the work with the first-team offense during practice Thursday, Oct. 30, and will start in Week 9 if he does not have any setbacks, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Gruden said the team believes Griffin is 100 percent physically but want to make sure he is up to speed mentally.
Huddle Up: All systems appear to be go for the QB at the moment so definitely get him into your lineup if you've been waiting patiently.
Posted: 10/29/2014 6:38pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is expected to start in the team's Week 9 game against the Minnesota Vikings, according to league sources. Griffin practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 29, and split first-team repetitions with QB Colt McCoy. Head coach Jay Gruden said Griffin's situation is now more mental than physical. 'We'll see it's all going to depend on how he does in tomorrow and Friday,' Gruden said. 'And moving forward, how I feel he's coming back. From a physical standpoint he looks good, now it's a matter of mental and getting back into the football part of it. If he looks good in that regard then there's a chance he could play and if not and he needs another week, he'll take another week.'
Huddle Up: With Washington on bye in Week 10, the thinking has been that RGIII would likely sit this coming Sunday to give him an extra 2 weeks of recovery time, but he appears to be further along that most have thought. Let's see, though, how the rest of the week plays out.
Posted: 10/29/2014 4:21pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29.
Huddle Up: This was the QB's first full practice since dislocating the ankle in Week 2, and it's going to make for an interesting rest of the week to see who gets the starting call Sunday in Minneapolis. Of course, you'll have no choice but to stay tuned.
Posted: 10/28/2014 8:17pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) is 'very, very, very close' to returning to game action, according to head coach Jay Gruden. 'Physically I think he'll be ready to go. Doctors are feeling pretty good about it, they still want to feel around this week until we make the final determination. I just want to make sure he feels good in the pocket,' Gruden said. The Redskins still don't want to rush Griffin back too soon, though, so the evaluation of him could last another week.
Huddle Up: RGIII's return definitely is close, but truth be told, Washington is a lot less desperate for his return than it was before third stringer Colt McCoy engineered Monday night's upset win in Dallas. With a bye looming in Week 10, the team could very well decide to roll with McCoy again Sunday in Minneapolis and give RGIII the extra 2 weeks to get ready.
Posted: 10/27/2014 8:03pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 8 game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: RGIII's return isn't too much farther down the line, but it won't come tonight as he'll miss his 6th straight game. Colt McCoy get the start -- his 22nd since entering the league in 2010 and first since 2011.
Posted: 10/25/2014 3:20pm et
Washington Redskins Robert Griffin III (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 8.
Huddle Up: Griffin is unlikely to suit up against Dallas. RG3 is expected back after Washington's Week 10 bye. Colt McCoy will start against the Cowboys, making the Dallas defense an enticing play this week.
Posted: 10/23/2014 6:37pm et
Updating previous reports, Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) is unlikely to be ready to play Monday, Oct. 27, against the Dallas Cowboys, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Gruden said that Griffin has looked great in practices the last 2 weeks, but cited the fact that he's rusty and hasn't had meaningful repetitions in six weeks as a factor. "First it starts with the doctors telling me he's full-go, as far as being able to take a hit and all that good stuff," Gruden said. "And then it's gonna be getting more reps, and then I've got to see him comfortable throwing the timing routes, the out routes on time with no hitch, and all the reads and all the progressions. He's going to have to get more and more reps.'
Huddle Up: RGIII is worth a roster stash if you have the room, but as expected, it's going to be the Colt McCoy Show on Monday night in Dallas.
Posted: 10/23/2014 10:16am et
Updating a previous report, there is no chance Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) plays in the Week 8 game against the Dallas Cowboys Monday, Oct. 27, multiple sources said Wednesday, Oct. 22.
Huddle Up: Looks like all systems go for Colt McCoy to lead Washington against the Cowboys. McCoy's run as the starter may be short-lived, however, as it appears RG3 is very close to returning.
Posted: 10/22/2014 3:54pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's (ankle) status for Week 8 against the Dallas Cowboys will be determined by team doctors, according to head coach Jay Gruden. 'It's up to the trainers and doctors right now, they gotta clear him, No. 1, like I said,' Gruden added. 'No. 2, he's got to feel good. But it's gonna be a process of how he feels tomorrow, how he feels the next day, and how he's throwing and how he's playing the position.' Griffin took part in individual drills in practice Wednesday, Oct. 22, and took repetitions in the team portion. Gruden said Griffin looked good doing the drills.
Huddle Up: Griffin is certainly getting closer, but we're betting it's another game or two before he's back in the D.C. saddle. Definitely expect Colt McCoy to get the start Monday night vs. the Cowboys.
Posted: 10/15/2014 6:17pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) 'looked fine' and had 'a little bounce in to his step' in on-field drills Wednesday, Oct. 15, and head coach Jay Gruden said Griffin will return to his starting quarterback job when doctors have cleared him to return to action. 'He looks good so far. He's making good progress as we knew he would, the type of worker he is. But making progress in the training room and making progress in the practice field are two entirely different things. We have to make sure he gets right both mentally and physically before he gets back on the field,' Gruden said.
Huddle Up: Not at all a surprise given Kirk Cousins' struggles, which aren't necessarily reflected in his fantasy numbers. Still, while RGIII has been a limited practice participant, he likely remains at least several weeks away from having a good shot at playing in an actual game.
Posted: 10/7/2014 7:08pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) will not be back on the field in the near future, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Griffin wasn't in a walking boot Monday, Oct. 6, and he looked to be in great shape while on the sidelines throwing passes to his teammates. Gruden said Griffin is unlikely to join the team soon in practice. The next step will likely be to have Griffin increase his workload on a treadmill.
Huddle Up: You can't count on RGIII to be back anytime soon -- at least until the start of the fantasy playoffs -- leaving Kirk Cousins as a solid QB2.
Posted: 9/15/2014 1:27pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) isn't dealing with a fractured ankle, according to an MRI exam, and he doesn't think surgery is necessary. The best-case scenario for Griffin to recover from the injury is six to eight weeks, according to several surgeons.
Huddle Up: Kirk Cousins will start for Washington in the meantime and could retain the job even when RG3 returns if he plays well. Cousin is a high-end QB2 with upside.
Posted: 9/14/2014 8:20pm et
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) has been diagnosed with a dislocated ankle after leaving the Week 2 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is expected to undergo further testing Monday, Sept. 15, to determine the severity of his injury.
Huddle Up: Griffin will miss time for sure, it's just a matter of how much. Kirk Cousins is Washington's starting QB for what could be the rest of the season and a strong QB2 moving forward. Owners in need of QB help should target Cousins on the waiver wire this week.
Posted: 8/25/2014 10:23pm et
Washington Redskins QBs Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins aren't involved in any kind of quarterback controversy, according to head coach Jay Gruden. The first-team offense has yet to score a touchdown in the preseason, and Cousins has somewhat outplayed Griffin so far.
Huddle Up: Griffin is 13-of-20 for 141 yards, no TDs and 2 picks and only has 27 rushing yards and a fumble this preseason, pumping the brakes on any 2012-RGIII-Is-Back momentum. Still, bank on Griffin starting at least the first month of the season or so, but you'd have to believe that all bets would be off if the struggles are still ongoing at that point.
Posted: 8/19/2014 2:36pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is dealing with a bruised thigh suffered in the preseason game Monday, Aug. 18. Griffin said it is 'nothing to worry about' but that he must improve his sliding. He was hit hard a few times after the end of some scrambles and took a cumbersome attempt at a slide. 'When he gets out of the pocket, he needs to protect himself,' said head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: Yeah, we'd agree that RGIII's on-the-run decision making and sliding techniques could use some work after Monday night. Otherwise, his rebound season could hit another injury roadblock.
Posted: 7/1/2014 7:55pm et
Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay said he was impressed with how QB Robert Griffin III picked up the offense this offseason and translating his knowledge to the field. 'He did an excellent job above the neck,' McVay said, 'as far as absorbing the new system, some of the terminology. He's done an excellent job translating his knowledge in the meeting room onto the field, recognizing some of those looks. Some of the audible situations we'll give him the opportunity to call things at the line. He's shown he's fully capable of doing it and that's what gives him a great chance to have success this year.'
Huddle Up: With RGIII being another year removed from his 2012 knee issues, the addition of DeSean Jackson to a WR corps that already included Pierre Garcon and a new offense being installed with head coach Jay Gruden taking charge, there is plenty of reason to expect a bounce-back season for the QB in 2014. See if the momentum is evident in training camp and the preseason.
Posted: 6/4/2014 4:48pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III looks effortless in his dropbacks and throwing mechanics during organized team activities now that he isn't impeded by his knee brace.
Huddle Up: A healthy RG3 with DeSean Jackson & Co. to throw to and Jay Gruden calling the plays... extremely exciting fantasy-wise.
Posted: 5/1/2014 11:49pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is fine with new head coach Jay Gruden's decision to further phase out the read option in 2014. 'It's coach's decision. Last year we ran it a lot,' Griffin said. 'If he wants to use a sprinkle, a dash, whatever he decides, that's his take, and I'm all for it.' The 'Skins used the read option 18.3 percent of the time last season, and they used it 22.7 percent of the time in Griffin's rookie year.
Huddle Up: RGIII has rushed 206 times for 1,304 yards over first 2 seasons -- second in both categories to Cam Newton (238-1,326) over that span -- but it sounds like Griffin's fantasy owners aren't going to able to count on the same level of ground production going forward.