Robert Griffin III RUMORS & NEWS

  • RG3 has 'extreme confidence' Washington will play better

    SB Nation "Washington has struggled mightily this year while floundering to a 3-7 record. Quarterback Robert Griffin III has received a brunt of criticism lately with his play on the field and his words off it. He spoke to the media Wednesday and tried to take a different approach. After RGIII called out..." November 19

  • Gruden on RG3's work ethic: 'He does what he's supposed to do'

    CSN Washington "Jay Gruden acknowledged Wednesday that he should not have singled out quarterback Robert Griffin III following Sunday’s defeat and that he will avoid public critiques in the future. “Early on in the season, when I first got the job, I knew there were going to be a lot of questions about..." November 19

  • Steve Young: Coaches have told me RG3 doesn’t put in the time

    Pro Football Talk "Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young says he knows the problem with Robert Griffin III: He doesn’t work hard enough. Young said on the Michael Kay Show that he has spoken with coaches who have worked with Griffin, and those coaches told him that Griffin simply doesn’t spend the long hours..." November 18

  • Jay Gruden isn't pretending RG3 is a savior, which could save him in the end

    USA Today "It’s mid-November and the Washington Redskins are in crisis. Stop me if this sounds familiar. After saying that he needed to do better following an embarrassing loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, quarterback Robert Griffin III then spun around on his teammates. “Great quarterbacks, the..." November 18

  • Jay Gruden: Robert Griffin III needs to worry about himself

    Larry Brown Sports "If you think Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden is going to throw all of his support behind Robert Griffin III no matter how poorly the franchise quarterback plays, think again. During his scheduled press conference on Monday, Gruden was highly critical of Griffin. According to Mike..." November 18

  • RG3 says great quarterbacks 'don’t play well if their guys don’t play well'

    USA Today "Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had a terrible outing on Sunday, throwing two interceptions in a 27-7 loss to the Buccaneers, who were 1-8 heading into the matchup. Griffin was also sacked six times in the loss. After the game, reporters asked Griffin about the sacks. Griffin..." November 17

  • RG III believes he's franchise QB

    ESPN.com "Robert Griffin III understands why coach Jay Gruden declared that the jury remains out on the Washington Redskins' quarterback situation. Griffin also says he still feels like the team's franchise QB. "There's no doubt there," Griffin said. "This is my team and I'm going to lead it." On..." November 05

  • Gruden: Report on RGIII 'amateurish'

    NFL.com "Robert Griffin III on Sunday flatly denied an ESPN report that the Redskins quarterback has "alienated himself" from teammates. "In that locker room, we focus on what's going on in there and what's going on on that field, and we can't really worry about the negativity that's swirling," Griffin..." November 03

  • RG3 impresses Redskins in first full practice

    CSN Washington "Robert Griffin III was a full participant in practice on Wednesday for the first time since suffering a serious ankle injury in Week 2--and his teammates were impressed with what they saw from the third-year quarterback. “He looked good,” fullback Darrel Young said. “He looked like Robert. I..." October 30

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    Dianna Marie Russini @NBCdianna

    Robert Griffin III will start against the Vikings on Sunday per multiple sources with the Redskins organization.

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    Mike Jones @MikeJonesWaPo

    Gruden maintains "No matter what happens" they won't rush Griffin back to action, whether McCoy plays well or not. Still waiting on docs

  • Jay Gruden: Griffin remains the starter despite promise from McCoy

    Washington Post "After going nearly two years without making a meaningful game appearance, Colt McCoy now has helped the Redskins to back-to-back victories. But Coach Jay Gruden insists that he does not have yet another quarterback controversy on his hands. The coach remained non-committal on when Robert..." October 28

  • Griffin still could return on Sunday against Vikings

    Pro Football Talk "At one point, there was a report that Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III would return on Monday night against the Cowboys. The better view was, and had been, that Griffin will be back when Washington emerges from the bye week, at home against the Buccaneers. But don’t be surprised if..." October 27

  • Gruden avoiding mistakes of 2013 in handling Griffin rehab

    CSN Washington "If you were in Washington in 2013, you remember the circus atmosphere that surrounded the return of Robert Griffin III from his knee injury. There was the “all in for Week 1” marketing campaign, the passive-aggressive back-and-forths between Griffin and coach Mike Shanahan, the ESPN special on the..." October 23

  • Gruden hints at Week 11 return for Griffin

    Pro Football Talk "When a report emerged that Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III plans to return from a dislocated ankle in Week Eight against the Cowboys, a source with knowledge of the situation promptly said it was too early to know when Griffin would return. The source suggested that Week 11 makes more..." October 23

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    Aditi Kinkhabwala @AKinkhabwala

    Here in Ashburn, first individual QB drill. Robert Griffin III goes first, Colt McCoy 2nd, Kirk Cousins 3rd. Read nothing into that.

  • McCoy will get start in Week 8 if RGIII is not ready

    Covers.com "Colt McCoy will start at quarterback unless Robert Griffin III is 100 percent ready for action in Washington's Week 8 Monday Night Fooball matchup versus the Dallas Cowboys, Redskins coach Jay Gruden announced Monday. McCoy took over the reigns under center in the second half for the..." October 21

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    Tom Schad @Tom_Schad

    Jay Gruden says RG3, when fully healthy, will be #Redskins starting QB.

  • Robert Griffin III could return for game against Cowboys

    Tireball "There seems to be no firm timetable for the return of Robert Grifffin III to the field but it is possible that the Redskins could bring him back in time for an Oct. 27 game against the Cowboys. Griffin has been out since being injured in the first quarter of the Redskins Sept. 14 game against..." October 14

  • Gruden doesn’t envision return of Robert Griffin III any time soon

    Washington Post "Robert Griffin III got plenty of face time on Monday Night Football, jogging onto FedEx Field in workout gear, throwing balls to Jordan Reed on the sideline and chatting with players and coaches as he watched the Redskins warm up for their game against Super Bowl champion Seattle. But Coach Jay..." October 08

  • Redskins might find that neither Robert Griffin III nor Kirk Cousins is the answer

    Washington Post "While Kirk Cousins refocuses on trying to complete passes to teammates instead of opponents, there’s a lot to consider in the Washington Redskins’ quarterback debate. Robert Griffin III or Cousins was expected to emerge with the long-term job. But after Griffin suffered yet another serious injury..." October 01

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    NFL Media PR @InsideNFLMedia

    .@RapSheet: "I am told by Redskins sources that there is no guarantee that RG3 is handed his starting job back when he does come back."

  • RG3, Kirk Cousins dilemma isn't as tasty in Washington anymore

    Fox Sports "Without taking a single snap, Robert Griffin III looks a whole lot better Friday than he did 24 hours earlier. It was nothing the ballyhooed quarterback did himself but rather what his Washington Redskins replacement failed to accomplish. Through seven quarters of relief work, Kirk Cousins..." September 26

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    Kirk Cousins replacing RGIII permanently in Wash? "Crazy things have happened in NFL," Jay Gruden said. "I'm not going to discount anything"

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    michael phillips @michaelpRTD

    RGIII's cast has been removed. Walking boot in its place. Said doctors will rediagnose the ankle next week.

  • Tony Gonzalez: Robert Griffin III should see sports psychologist

    CBSSports.com "Robert Griffin III needs to see a shrink. That's what future Hall of Fame tight end and current CBS Sports analyst Tony Gonzalez said Thursday. The thing is, Gonzalez wasn't making a joke at RG3's expense -- he was being quite serious. “Once confidence goes in this sport, you will get taken..." September 19

  • RGIII Told not to Wear Religious Shirt in Press Conference

    Sportsnaut "Apparently the NFL is just sitting around bored and attempting to find something to do during this slow time of the year. Using the guise that Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III wasn’t wearing a Nike mandated shirt in his post-game press conference on Sunday, NFL uniform inspector..." September 17

  • Trade value of Robert Griffin III still ‘significant’ amid uncertain future with Redskins

    Washington Post "The second major injury that quarterback Robert Griffin III has suffered during his NFL career has created an uncertain future for him and the Washington Redskins, with Kirk Cousins now in place as the at-least-temporary starter and no guarantees that Griffin will get the job back once his..." September 17

  • Robert Griffin III needs to refine his skills off the field as much as on it

    Washington Post "Robert Griffin III has struggled on the field, and he has a long way to go off of it as well. Griffin’s shortcomings in his role as the face of the Washington Redskins is as much of a problem as his shakiness in the pocket. Griffin says he wants to lead the team to Super Bowl titles, but there’s a..." September 03

  • Ron Jaworski says RGIII’s mechanics have regressed in a ‘fundamental way’

    Washington Post "The search for Robert Griffin III’s doubters turned up two positive matches this week: Ron Jaworski and Colin Cowherd. The ESPN analyst and ESPN Radio braying mechanical hyena discussed Washington’s third-year quarterback on Wednesday, and both agreed that all is not well. “When you get to..." August 28

  • Theismann backtracks on his Cousins-over-RGIII talk

    Pro Football Talk "Former Washington quarterback Joe Theismann recently sparked a firestorm by suggesting that, if his old team had an open competition at quarterback, Kirk Cousins would win the job over Robert Griffin III. “Let’s stop beating around the bush,” Theismann, a color analyst working for the team,..." August 26

  • Redskins QB Robert Griffin is ready for zone-read option plays, just not too many

    Washington Post "During a portion of the 11-on-11 action in Wednesday’s practice for the Washington Redskins, 2012 Robert Griffin III made an appearance. The quarterback took the snap and appeared to execute a handoff but called his own number instead. He then darted through an opening along the line. It looked..." July 31

  • Redskins' Gruden says mental game critical to Griffin's success

    CSN Washington "Robert Griffin III is very much a work in progress. So is every other quarterback in the league. It takes hours and days and years of learning to master the position and even then quarterbacks like Tom Brady need to continue to prepare. “It’s something that has to be done with every..." July 24

  • Robert Griffin III: 'A lot of players' concerned about Thursday night safety

    CBSSports.com "This season, Thursday Night Football comes to CBS, with the mothership broadcasting eight NFL games on Thursday nights. It's an exciting time for the league, but the players don't always love suiting up that early in the week. In fact, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III believes "a lot of..." July 17

  • RG3: Now’s not the time for me to speak on Redskins name

    Pro Football Talk "Sports stars rarely wade into divisive issues, and so it’s no surprise that Robert Griffin III wants to steer clear of the controversy surrounding his team’s name. Griffin said on 106.7 The Fan that he’d rather not talk about his own feelings about the Redskins name controversy. “When it..." June 21

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    Jim Corbett @ByJimCorbett

    RG3 looks like a different QB, effortless in his drops and throwing mechanics without that ball and chain knee brace

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Just want to reiterate, Browns were rebuffed by Skins on Kirk Cousins offer. All parties (incl. RG3) would welcome trade, except Bruce Allen

  • RG3 looks '100 percent healthy'

    USA Today "Robert Griffin III's mechanics are back on point after his footwork lapsed during a miserable 2013 season that ended with the Washington Redskins star quarterback's benching the final five games by fired coach Mike Shanahan. Quarterback guru Terry Shea, who tutored Griffin prior to the 2012..." April 12

  • RGIII says he’s still wearing No. 10

    Pro Football Talk "Among the questions that wide receiver DeSean Jackson faced during a Wednesday conference call formally introducing him as a member of the Redskins was one about what jersey number he’d be wearing in 2014. Jackson wore No. 10 with the Eagles, a number that’s been on quarterback Robert Griffin..." April 03

  • RG3: 'Safe to say' he won't wear knee brace in 2014

    CSN Washington "When Robert Griffin III returns to the field next season, the Redskins quarterback intends to do it minus the bulky brace many blamed for blunting his speed and agility in 2013. Griffin confirmed his decision to CSNWashington.com Monday night at the Ed Block Courage Award ceremony. In January,..." March 18

  • RGIII spending this offseason training—not rehabbing

    Sporting News "Word from Washington is that 2014 will feature the Robert Griffin III of 2012. This offseason, the Redskins’ quarterback will work on his game, and not on rehabilitating a surgically repaired knee. Griffin forced his way back onto the field last season and it was clear to anyone paying..." February 11

  • Kyle Shanahan on 2013 with RG3: It will make us both better

    CBSSports.com "The 2013 season wasn't a complete loss for Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, at least according to former Washington offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. During his introductory press conference in Cleveland on Thursday, Shanhan said be believes that the struggles he went through with RG3..." February 08

  • RG3 takes to Facebook to defend himself against critics

    CSN Washington "Before the Redskins fired former coach Mike Shanahan following the 2013 season, a series of anonymously sourced reports emerged that attacked quarterback Robert Griffin III's on and off-field personality. Publicly, Shanahan and Griffin refuted the reports, but privately, many believed Shanahan and..." January 13

  • Jay Gruden on RG3: I expect him to prepare and work hard

    Pro Football Talk "At new Washington coach Jay Gruden’s introductory press conference, he stressed the importance of Robert Griffin III putting in the necessary amount of work for a franchise quarterback. “I expect a lot from the starting quarterback,” Gruden said. “I expect him to come in and prepare and work..." January 11

  • Garçon on RG3: 'He's a fun guy'

    CSN Washington "Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garçon was a guest on NFL Network’s ‘NFL AM’ on Friday morning and opened up on a number of subjects, ranging from his reaction to Jay Gruden’s hiring to Mike Shanahan’s firing and the perception that Robert Griffin III receives preferential treatment inside Redskins..." January 10

  • DeAngelo Hall: Players didn't agree with RGIII's benching

    NFL.com "When former Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan pulled the plug on Robert Griffin III with three games left to play, one of the reported reasons for the benching was an attempt to maintain credibility in the locker room. Was Griffin playing so poorly that teammates no longer believed in..." January 09

  • Griffin truly had no involvement in coaching search

    Pro Football Talk "When new Washington coach Jay Gruden meets the media on Thursday afternoon, he’s sure to be asked whether and to what extent quarterback Robert Griffin III was involved in his interview and other discussions relating to the job. And Gruden is certain to say, “None.” Some believe that the..." January 09

  • Report: RGIII bragged about his influence over Snyder

    Pro Football Talk "So why are the Redskins sensitive about the perception that quarterback Robert Griffin III’s input regarding the coaching hire means he has too much influence over the team? Possibly because perception is reality. According to Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post, Griffin has “bragged to..." January 07

  • Robert Griffin III won’t be involved in coaching search

    SI.com "When speaking about the Redskins’ coaching search on Saturday, Washington backup quarterback Kirk Cousins said Robert Griffin III would “have a lot of input as to who the hire is,” according ESPN’s Adam Schefter. But team spokesman Tony Wyllie told Pro Football Talk that general manager Bruce..." January 05

  • Cousins thinks RG3 will have input on coaching decision

    Pro Football Talk "Anyone wanting to be the next head coach in Washington may have to get a stamp of approval from Robert Griffin III. That’s the word from backup quarterback Kirk Cousins, who said after Mike Shanahan was fired that Griffin and owner Dan Snyder will have input in determining who the next head..." January 04

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