Robert Griffin III | QB | Washington Redskins
Posted: 12/9/2013 3:20pm et
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan will not commit to QB Robert Griffin III as the starting quarterback for Week 15. Shanahan said he will decide on the starting quarterback Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Huddle Up: In case you were counting on Griffin this week, be wary.
Posted: 11/26/2013 8:15pm et
San Francisco 49ers LB Ahmad Brooks does not think Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III should be playing in games right now due to his knee injury from last season. 'He's a man, he has the heart of a warrior and is going to go out there and play regardless of the circumstance,' Brooks told CSN Washington. 'Everybody can see it. Everybody can see it. He shouldn't be playing.'
Huddle Up: As fantasy GMs have found out, Griffin isn't the RGIII of 2012, and with the Skins' season going nowhere, backup Kirk Cousins could get a chance to play and prove Brooks prophetic.
Posted: 11/26/2013 12:34am et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III completed 17-of-27 passes for 127 yards, no TDs and an interception Monday, Nov. 25 in a 27-6 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. He added 22 rushing yards on 6 carries.
Huddle Up: RGIII, who took some punishing shots from a physical 49er defense, finished with a season-low in passing yards and failed to guide the Skins to a TD for the first time as a pro. Overall, things are rapidly trending in the wrong direction for Griffin, coach Mike Shanahan and the team as a whole, and it would be far from a shock to see backup Kirk Cousins given some snaps if things keep spiraling downward.
Posted: 11/19/2013 2:16pm et
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said opposing teams are trying to stop the pass first against them this year, with more seven-man boxes to help with downfield coverage. QB Robert Griffin III complained after their Week 11 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles that it seemed as though they always knew what was coming in the passing game. 'Our first year everyone played us with eight-man fronts, sometimes almost nine-man fronts,' Shanahan said. 'When you do that you have guys wide open like we did last year. That's one reason the play-action was so good. This year (teams are saying), 'We're playing you more passing, and you have to earn the right in that run game.''
Huddle Up: RGIII only has 345 rushing yards so far -- 34.5 per game -- and no ground TDs after racking up a league-QB high 815 yards (54.3 per game) and 7 scores a year ago. He still ranks as a top-10 fantasy QB (7th overall) thanks largely to all the passing he's done with the Skins behind in most of their games, but Shanny is right: Due to the after-effects of the knee injury and the new looks defenses are showing Griffin, it's a different game for the QB this season.
Posted: 11/8/2013 12:09am et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III completed 24-of-37 passes for 281 yards, 3 TDs and no interceptions and carried 7 times for 44 yards Thursday, Nov. 7 in a 34-27 loss to the host Minnesota Vikings.
Huddle Up: After a week in which he failed to find the end zone -- rushing or passing -- RGIII delivered three passing TDs to his fantasy owners. All 3 came in the first half, though, and he was unable to guide the Skins to end zone in the second half, including the last-minute drive.
Posted: 11/1/2013 5:15pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 1, and is listed as probable for Week 9.
Huddle Up: Despite some early-week fears after the beating he took in Denver this past Sunday, Griffin will be good to go against the Chargers this Sunday.
Posted: 10/31/2013 5:22pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 31.
Huddle Up: Hold those starting plans for Kirk Cousins. RGIII has participated in both of the Skins' practices this week and looks to be on track to face the visiting Chargers on Sunday.
Posted: 10/30/2013 6:00pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 30.
Huddle Up: Looks like he will be fine for this week.
Posted: 10/28/2013 2:55pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) is OK after leaving the game early in Week 8 with a knee injury, according to Dr. James Andrews. Head coach Mike Shanahan said Griffin was removed as a precaution and 'due to (the) score.' Griffin was examined by the medical staff but was seen walking around on the sidelines shortly after.
Huddle Up: This is good to hear, but Griffin had some close calls last season before finally tearing that MCL. Hopefully it really is nothing, but Griffin is starting to become a lost fantasy cause this season.
Posted: 10/16/2013 8:42pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III said he had the bye week to help him realize he has to use the talents given to him in order to be successful, hinting that he plans on running more often. In the team's Week 6 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, he ran nine times on zone read options and scrambles for 77 yards. The nine rushes was a third of his total carries all year. 'Everyone wants me to slide and get out of bounds,' he said. 'I can't listen to that. It's not that you ignore it. I understand that people are concerned, but at the end of the day you have to go out and play with your instincts. I let my instincts take over as opposed to running out of bounds so everyone doesn't get mad at coach or mad at me. Just more instinctive running the ball and playing football.'
Huddle Up: Griffin still needs to get his accuracy issues worked out but the Redskins did rack up 433 yards of total offense against Dallas. The problem is Washington had to settle for four field goal attempts and Griffin missed open receivers all night long. Running more will certainly help Griffin's fantasy stats but he needs to do a better job of completing passes while he's in the pocket or he may not be the starter for much longer.
Posted: 9/10/2013 10:29am et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III completed 30 of his 49 pass attempts for a career-high 329 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 1 game against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Sept. 9, and he added five runs for 24 yards. His game was actually a tale of two halves, as he was just 5-of-11 for 53 yards at halftime.
Huddle Up: RG3 definitely looked tentative to start the game, but he rounded into form and put up helpful fantasy numbers while leading Washington back into the game. Going forward you may have to dial back the rushing expectations, but Griffin is a fine passer and will carve out plenty of fantasy value via his arm.
Posted: 9/10/2013 12:08am et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III completed 30-of-44 passes for 329 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions and rushed for 24 yards on 5 carries on Monday, Sept. 9 in a 33-27, season-opening loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: Griffin, seeing his first game action since knee surgery in January, looked out-of- sync and didn't get much help early, completing 5-of-11 passes for 53 yards in the opening half. The QB, however, gained some traction in the second 30 minutes, going 25-of-38 for 276 yards and 2 TD throws to Leonard Hankerson. He didn't look as fast or fluid scrambling as he did a season ago, but he eased some fantasy concerns with the solid second half.
Posted: 9/3/2013 5:05pm et
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan is confident that QB Robert Griffin III (knee) is ready to handle a full workload in the team's Week 1 game against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Sept. 9. 'If we didn't feel Robert was full-go and ready to play and do all the things you ask a guy to do, he would not be playing in this game,' Shanahan said. 'If that's sprinting out, if it's running the option, if it's drop back, he can do all those things because he proved it to us in practice.' Shanahan downplayed reports late last week that Dr. James Andrews was concerned about how the team might use Griffin.
Huddle Up: Griffin could be limited this Monday based on whatever mandate he gets from his coach. He should also be rusty being this is his first game action since injuring his knee last year. As Heisenberg would say, tread lightly.
Posted: 9/2/2013 5:16pm et
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said QB Robert Griffin III (knee) will start Week 1.
Huddle Up: This wasn't a foregone conclusion, but we all assumed this would be the case. As for whether Griffin is immediately a top fantasy option, however, it will be interesting to see how quickly he shakes off the rust and regains form. He might not be running a whole lot either.
Posted: 8/30/2013 2:57pm et
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III received clearance to play in Week 1, but Dr. James Andrews still expressed concern over how the team plans to use him on offense. Dr. Andrews does not want Griffin III's knee exposed to punishment during games.
Huddle Up: RGIII owners will have their man available from the get-go, but at this point, they can't realistically count on QB approaching his rushing numbers (815, 7 TDs) from a year ago.
Posted: 8/29/2013 11:39pm et
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said QB Robert Griffin III (knee) has received medical clearance to play Week 1.
Huddle Up: Green means go for RGIII's fantasy owners, and now the question is how much the QB's mobility will be affected as rushing (815 yards, 7 TDs) was a major part of his fantasy (and real-life) success a year ago.
Posted: 8/28/2013 11:17am et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will start Week 1. Griffin needs clearance from Dr. James Andrews to play in Week 1, but that's expected to come Thursday, Aug. 29.
Huddle Up: This is pretty much the path everyone expected RG3 to take, so no surprises here. Getting the official clearance from Dr. Andrews might bump RG3 up a little in the rankings, but that assumption has pretty much been built in anyway.
Posted: 8/27/2013 12:51am et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) still needs to be cleared by Dr. James Andrews Thursday, Aug. 29, and then by head coach Mike Shanahan, before he gets the green light for the regular season opener Sept. 9 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: Griffin's fantasy owners will most definitely be monitoring their Twitter feeds and news wires Thursday as a green light by Andrew almost certainly will mean a Week 1 start.
Posted: 8/23/2013 12:25am et
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said QB Robert Griffin III (knee) has had two excellent practices against the first-team defense this week. Shanahan said he still expects Griffin to start Week 1 if he does not suffer a setback.
Huddle Up: Just your requisite daily RGIII update, as all systems seemingly remain go for the regular-season opener.
Posted: 8/20/2013 10:13am et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III participated in drills before the preseason game Monday, Aug. 19, against the Pittsburgh Steelers under the watchful eye of Dr. James Andrews. Griffin was then examined, and there was a discussion with the quarterback and the team on the plan for the next steps in Griffin's rehab. Andrews has not yet cleared Griffin for Week 1. He is scheduled to be re-examined Aug. 29.
Huddle Up: Based on what transpired last seasont the Redskins might want to buy ad space around the globe and have Andrews make a formal announcement when RG3 is cleared. Everyone still believes Griffin will be good to go for the regular season opener, but RG3 and the Redskins still need that official stamp of approval from the doctor.
Posted: 8/12/2013 12:20pm et
Updating earlier reports, Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III said he will "no doubt" play in Week 1.
Huddle Up: This has been the expectation, but nice to hear directly from the source. In case he hasn't been appropriately bumped up your rankings, you have the green light to move RG3 accordingly.
Posted: 8/12/2013 10:14am et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is expected to increase his practice workload this week. He's expected to take part in 11-on-11 drills Tuesday, Aug. 13, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Huddle Up: It's still unlikely that we'll see RG3 in any preseason games this week, but returning to 11-on-11 work moves him one more step closer to being the Redskins' Week 1 starter.
Posted: 8/3/2013 4:08pm et
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said QB Robert Griffin III (knee) has had no swelling in his surgically repaired knee, and his arm strength is good.
Huddle Up: Everything is pointing to Griffin being under center when the Redskins host the Eagles in Week 1. Fantasy owners should feel secure about drafting RG3 as their starting QB.
Posted: 7/30/2013 7:15pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) will wear a knee brace the entire season, but he said he doesn't expect it to restrict him when he plays. His knee has been feeling so good that often times he'll forget to put the brace on. 'I don't worry about my leg anymore, I just play football, and that's a sign that you're getting ready,' he said. Griffin could wear the brace for the rest of his career, too, but he'll decide on if he'll use it further after this season. He's been held out of 11-on-11 drills in the first few days of training camp as a precaution.
Huddle Up: Nothing expected here, and if RGIII is back for Week 1, his fantasy owners and Skins fans won't care what he's wearing.
Posted: 7/22/2013 2:51pm et
Updating a previous report, the Washington Redskins will not place QB Robert Griffin III on the Physically Unable to Perform list when training camp begins. Griffin will not participate in team drills at the start of training camp and there is no timetable for that to happen. Griffin is expected take part in seven-on-seven drills and to throw to all of the receivers.
Huddle Up: Baby steps, but it's the latest bit of good news in RG3's quest to be back in the lineup for Week 1. Bump his fantasy value up just a little bit more.
Posted: 7/22/2013 12:08pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III tweeted that doctors have cleared him to practice, but the coaches will ease him in.
Huddle Up: Thus begins the RG3 watch. With this bit of good news, expect his fantasy value to start inching upwards.
Posted: 7/14/2013 10:41am et
The Washington Redskins have been surprised by how well QB Robert Griffin III (knee) has done with tests they have asked him to do. The team has not planned out an exact timetable for Griffin at this time.
Huddle Up: No real revelations here aside from the appearance that the second-year QB remains ahead of schedule. And, hey, it's RGIII we're talking about here where any news is big news.
Posted: 7/8/2013 10:02am et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, a Heisman Trophy winner at Baylor and Rookie of the Year last season, is now adding husband to his collection of achievements. Griffin, 23, married college sweetheart Rebecca Liddicoat in her hometown of Boulder on Saturday, July 6.
Huddle Up: Congratulations to RG3 and Mrs. RG3. Take it easy on that knee during the honeymoon.
Posted: 7/3/2013 1:44am et
The Washington Redskins could consider placing QB Robert Griffin III (knee) on the Physically Unable to Perform list at the start of training camp to allow his knee more time to heal. Griffin is very determined to be able to practice once camp opens.
Huddle Up: Look for the Skins' powers that be and the PUP list to win this battle as the No. 1 priority is to have a RGIII ready for Week 1 of the regular season -- or soon after.
Posted: 5/24/2013 12:32am et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) said his surgically repaired knee is feeling great and that he hopes to be ready for the start of training camp. He said he will begin explosive sprinting in a few weeks and will begin making cuts a few weeks after that. Griffin did do some running and throwing without hesitation during organized team activities Thursday, May 23.
Huddle Up: So far, so good for the player under the most powerful injury microscope this offseason. There's still plenty of time for rehab with more than 3 months before the regular season kicks off, but that also means there's ample opportunity for setbacks as well.
Posted: 5/23/2013 12:55pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) took the field in team OTAs Thursday, May 23, and was dropping back and throwing for about 20 minutes in workouts.
Huddle Up: Seeing RGIII on the field 4 months after knee surgery had the Twittersphere and Skins fans abuzz Thursday. To be sure, it's a definite sign that the QB's rehab is on track -- and maybe even ahead of schedule -- but it's still far from a guarantee he'll be ready to run the read option, avoid blitzing LBs and pull off an Adrian Peterson-esque Week 1 start. We'd normally finish by saying "stay tuned" here, but we realize you have no choice in the matter even if you're a casual NFL follower.
Posted: 5/1/2013 2:09am et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III said he is able to run a little bit.
Huddle Up: Baby steps as RG3 because the most-watched ACL recovery since... well, since Adrian Peterson's last season. But that worked out okay, so we'll watch again.
Posted: 4/1/2013 8:49pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's father said Griffin could receive clearance to start running on a field in the next week. Griffin has been running in a pool as well as on a treadmill.
Huddle Up: Last we checked the Redskins have no games this season slated to be played either in a pool or on a treadmill, so there's still some work to be done before RG3 is good to go. But he'll be a frequent person of interest this offseason as fantasy owners determine just how much risk will be attached to spending a high draft pick on him in August.
Posted: 3/24/2013 4:48pm et
Dr. James Andrews said Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) is doing well in his recovery from torn knee ligaments and is ahead of schedule. 'I've been real mum on talking too much about RG III. He wants his recovery to be fairly private, but I can tell you he's way ahead of schedule. His recovery has been unbelievable so far,' Andrews said.
Huddle Up: Is the stage being set for Griffin to be the Adrian Peterson of the 2013 season?
Posted: 3/20/2013 1:56pm et
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday, March 20, QB Robert Griffin III continues to work hard in his rehab and is hopeful for a Week 1 return. Griffin is currently ahead of schedule. "If hard work has anything to do with it, he'll be ready," Shanahan said of Griffin.
Huddle Up: Good news that RG3 is on or ahead of schedule, but until we see him on the field in August there's no use speculating about his availability for the start of the season.
Posted: 2/25/2013 10:53am et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's (knee) recovery from knee surgery points to a possible disconnect between himself and the team. There is a sense that Griffin will surely be ready for Week 1 of the 2013 season; however, according to a person close to Griffin, the optimism must be toned down for now. "I don't understand why we're talking about how close he is to playing or not right now. Let him just get better; there's a long way to go," the source said. The feeling from some of those close to Griffin is that both the team and others around Griffin will put undue pressure on him to return too quickly. "Again, it's been like six weeks; what are we doing this for?" the source added."He's not running yet ... It's ridiculous to talk about."
Huddle Up: Blame Adrian Peterson for blowing up the traditional ACL recovery timetable. While there's no reason to rush, especially less than two months into RG3's rehab, both the Redskins and prospective fantasy owners will want updates on Griffin's return from injury every step of the way.
Posted: 2/22/2013 5:09pm et
Dr. James Andrews said Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is ahead of schedule in his rehab from several torn ligaments.
Huddle Up: RG3's health will be a constantly-monitored status throughout the offseason, with his fantasy value rising and falling in relation to his point on the rehab schedule.
Posted: 2/20/2013 9:24am et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III said via Twitter he will not put his career in jeopardy just to be on the field for Week 1 of the 2013 season. Griffin earlier tweeted the link to a new Adidas commercial that ends with his intention to return by Week 1. "Feel like I need to say this: Although my goal is to start Week 1, that doesn't mean I will compromise my career to do so," Griffin said. The quarterback added, "Starting Week 1 will be the result of healing, hard work, dedication and God's anointing. No rush, just determination."
Huddle Up: The Redskins would love to have RG3 back for the start of the season, but they too realize Griffin needs to make sure he's fully healed before returning to the field. Fantasy owners should plan accordingly as well.
Posted: 2/2/2013 9:32pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has been named the Offensive Player of the Year.
Huddle Up: This was as productive a class of rookies as we've seen in some time, and while Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck, and Alfred Morris are all worthy of consideration you can't argue with the impact RG3 had on the Redskins.
Posted: 2/2/2013 9:32pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III said there is no doubt in his mind that he will be ready for the start of the 2013 regular season. He said he knee feels good and that he has been walking without crutches for about a week. Griffin said he believes his rehab will be easier the second time around because he knows what to expect during the process. "It helps me a lot because I know what peaks and valleys there are going to be, what milestones I need to hit and when I need to hit them and giving me the confidence to know that I can come back better than I was before," he said.
Huddle Up: There is certainly precedent for a quick and productive return from a serious knee injury, so who are we to doubt RG3 will be ready for the start of next season? That said, there's still enough uncertainty to at least ding his fantasy value somewhat--and if there isn't, it won't be hard to create at your draft or auction.
Posted: 2/2/2013 12:03am et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has starting walking after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery and has been cleared to travel to New Orleans for the NFL awards show.
Huddle Up: RG3 could pick up some hardware--and some tips from likely MVP Adrian Peterson about coming back from knee surgery. However, it's till far too soon to know about Griffin's availability for the start of the 2013 season.
Posted: 1/18/2013 10:41pm et
Rick Wright, professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at Washington University's School of Medicine, said Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is statistically more at risk of suffering a third anterior cruciate ligament tear than he was a second ACL tear. Wright said the failure rate of a second ACL reconstruction is 13 to 15 percent while the failure rate of a first ACL reconstruction is five to eight percent.
Huddle Up: Never tell RG3 the odds. Or Han Solo, for that matter. As if RG3's dynasty owners weren't already worked into a tizzy, now they have to concern themselves with the statistical probability that their guy is even more susceptible to another knee injury.
Posted: 1/18/2013 10:41pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III could start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, which would allow him to rehab his torn anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament during the first six weeks of the season and not have to rush him back.
Huddle Up: We heard the same thing about Adrian Peterson this time last year, so no need for RG3's dynasty owners to get frothy just yet.
Posted: 1/13/2013 1:54am et
The Washington Redskins are concerned about QB Robert Griffin III's injury because of the damage that has occurred to the cartilage in his knee after suffering two torn anterior cruciate ligaments in less than four years. There are concerns about how much cartilage is left in his knee and how long it will last. Griffin may have to deal with bone-on-bone contact in the future and chronic pain in his knee.
Huddle Up: The injury already dings RG3's value in 2013 redraft leagues; news that he could be dealing with bone-on-bone and chronic pain also deliver a hit to his keeper/dynasty value as well.
Posted: 1/9/2013 4:05pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's surgeon, Dr. James Andrews, said that it is everyone's hope and belief that Griffin will be ready for the 2013 season after undergoing surgery Wednesday, Jan. 09. Griffin underwent surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament. "Robert's ACL is intact, but not enough for his profession," Robert Griffin II said, via text. "You and I could be fine. But he is an athlete. So they will replace." The timetable for Griffin's recovery is unknown at this point. Griffin will stay in Florida for the foreseeable future and begin his rehab. The first six to eight weeks are believed to be critical in his rehabilitation.
Huddle Up: Adrian Peterson blew up the typical timetable for return from ACL surgery, so RG3's rehab will be monitored to see if he'll be ready at a similar rate. Meanwhile, the Redskins won't have the luxury of offering backup Kirk Cousins as trade bait; he'll be running the show until RG3 returns.
Posted: 1/9/2013 11:00am et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III could be out longer than the six to eight months originally reported. According to Dr. James C. Dreese, a doctor for University of Maryland athletic teams, a lateral collateral ligament tear requires a longer rehabilitation process than an anterior cruciate ligament tear. Dreese, who has no specific knowledge of Griffin's injury, said an LCL tear could keep Griffin out for eight to 12 months. Griffin's lateral collateral ligament will be repaired and doctors will determine the extent of damage to his anterior cruciate ligament, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person added doctors have not yet diagnosed a complete anterior cruciate ligament tear. It's possible that extensive damage to Griffin's ACL will be found but doctors had not determined that to be the case prior to the surgery. His rehabilitation plan will focus primarily on strengthening Griffin's quadriceps to help protect and help stabilize the knee.
Huddle Up: We'll wait for the inevitable "the surgery was a success" announcement following RG3's procedure; then the rehab begins. You have to hope RG3 and the Redskins will be as forthcoming with progress reports as Adrian Peterson and the Vikings were so we can determine if he'll be ready for the start of the 2013 season.
Posted: 1/8/2013 12:45pm et
An MRI suggests Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) has partial tears in his anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament. Griffin is meeting with Dr. James Andrews to determine of those are new injuries or old injuries. Griffin may have to undergo exploratory surgery to determine the extent of the injuries and if they are new tears.
Huddle Up: Tough way to end a dynamic debut season, but RGIII has youth and a full offseason on his side. In any case, expect a more cautious QB with fewer rushes in Griffin's second season.
Posted: 1/7/2013 1:25pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III fears the anterior cruciate ligament inside his right knee may have been damaged in the team's Wild Card playoff loss. "No matter what it is, our season's over right now, and I've just got to make sure that I get back healthy no matter what the injury is," Griffin said.
Huddle Up: RG3 will have tests Monday to determine the extent of the injury, and he'll have all offseason to rehab and recover. Given what Adrian Peterson accomplished in the 365 days following his knee surgery, the timetable for successful return has been somewhat altered; best find out just what the damage is before worrying about when Griffin will be back on the field.
Posted: 1/6/2013 10:37pm et
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) said Sunday, Jan. 6, during his post-game press conference that his knee buckled during the NFC Wild Card game early on during a pass attempt. He had it taped up again, and he continued to play until he took himself out of the game in the fourth quarter. Griffin said he was going to play if he could, noting he's the starter and gives the team the best opportunity to win. He did not feel his playing was hurting the team. He will have an MRI Monday, Jan. 7.
Huddle Up: Griffin clearly wasn't the RGIII that guided the Skins back from a 3-6 start to claim the NFC East crown. He even wasn't the same after guiding Washington to an early 14-0 lead Sunday with a pair of short, TD tosses. In all, he finished with 84 passing yards in completing 10 of 19 attempts and only 21 rushing yards on 5 carries. With the QB's mobility cleared limited, many onlookers expected backup Kirk Cousins to enter the game earlier, but he didn't take over until the Seahawks had taken control of the game at 24-14. Most don't expect the MRI to show any results that a few months away from the field won't heal.
Posted: 12/29/2012 7:37pm et
Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said the team limited QB Robert Griffin III's (knee) running in Week 16 because of his knee injury but will allow him to run more if needs to in Week 17.
Huddle Up: Griffin had his weakest rushing effort (2 carries for 4 yards) in Week 16 and looked rather gimpy doing it. The rookie's knee has had another week to mend, and while his fantasy owners can't expect an 80-yard rushing game, 40 yards and a TD would do just fine.