Robert Griffin III RUMORS & NEWS

  • RGIII sponsor Adidas announces support for changing Native American team names

    Pro Football Talk "Adidas is a sponsor of Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III, but the apparel company isn’t a fan of the name of the team RGIII plays for. Adidas announced today that it is participating in the White House Tribal Nations Conference today, in support of high school mascot name changes...." November 05

  • No one wants to trade for RGIII’s contract

    Pro Football Talk "Washington quarterback-turned-scout team safety Robert Griffin III would be available in a deadline trade if anyone wanted him. But no one wants him. Or, more precisely, no one wants his contract. Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that Washington has received a grand total of zero calls from..." November 03

  • Jay Gruden keeps excusing Kirk Cousins, which he didn't do for RG3

    Yahoo! Sports "It's hard to ignore that Jay Gruden has treated the two main quarterbacks during his time as coach of the Washington Redskins much differently. Gruden's treatment of Robert Griffin III last season got a lot of attention, because he would point out his flaws. That's not something most coaches..." October 19

  • Rodney Harrison: Robert Griffin III was a 'jerk' who didn't 'stay humble'

    USA Today "NBC’s Rodney Harrison is not one short of opinions or, during his playing days, 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalties. However, Harrison did sort of see this whole Robert Griffin III thing coming in Washington, long before most people did, and it’s for one simple reason: He thinks RG3 is a..." October 17

  • Redskins have no plans to shop or trade Robert Griffin III

    CBS Sports "The Redskins front office remains adamant about protecting its quarterback depth this season, especially at a time when Washington is more competitive in what appears to be a wide-open NFC East. There is every expectation within the team that quarterback Robert Griffin III will be on the roster..." September 27

  • Jay Gruden: 'No quarterback controversy whatsoever' in D.C.

    Sportsnaut "Jay Gruden appears to be suffering from a brutal case of stubbornness. Following a particularly putrid performance by Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins on "Thursday Night Football," Gruden made it crystal clear that he isn’t interested in exploring a quarterback switch at this..." September 25

  • RG3's father gets sentenced to jail time for 115 mph speeding ticket

    CBS Sports "It hasn't been a great month for the Griffin family. Robert Griffin Jr., the father of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, was sentenced to 10 days in jail on Wednesday for a speeding ticket he received in early August, the elder Griffin's lawyer confirmed to the Newport News Daily..." September 24

  • RGIII decries “lies” about his relationship with teammates

    Pro Football Talk "Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III is nothing more than a spectator on game days, but he insists that he’s still rooting on his teammates. Griffin took to Twitter on Monday and said that there are “lies” being told about him not getting along with teammates, and that in reality he was..." September 22

  • A bold Cowboys trade for RGIII would save their season, his career

    Sporting News "The Cowboys don’t have to look far for the quarterback who can save their season. All they have to do is grab the quarterback one of their division rivals doesn’t want, someone whose career has suffered a sharp decline since leading his team to an improbable division title not long ago. Yes,..." September 21

  • The Redskins Were Reportedly Using RG3 As a Scout Team Safety

    Complex "We've seen a lot of news about RG3 lately, none of which has been good. The Redskins cutoff his media access, he got concussed during a preseason game his linemen failed to show up for, he blamed an intern for "liking" an Instagram post that was negative of his team, and now he's on the bench..." September 14

  • Washington should cut Griffin now

    Pro Football Talk "Three years ago, the NFL unfairly swiped $36 million in cap space from Washington for treating the uncapped year of 2010 like (who knew?) an uncapped year. Also in 2012, the team gave up three first-round picks and a second-round pick to get quarterback Robert Griffin III. And his continuing..." September 13

  • Robert Griffin III passes concussion test, cleared to play

    The Score "Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has been cleared to return to the field, team president Bruce Allen announced Friday. Speaking on WTOP radio, Allen said Griffin was cleared to play by an independent neurologist. Griffin suffered a concussion in the second week of the..." September 11

  • Redskins still waiting on written report for Robert Griffin III’s clearance

    Washington Post "The Washington Redskins remain in a holding pattern concerning Robert Griffin III because as of Thursday afternoon, the quarterback still had yet to receive clearance to return to full football activities. Coach Jay Gruden said that the independent neurologist that examined Griffin on Tuesday..." September 11

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    Washington Redskins @Redskins

    Gruden says Colt McCoy is the backup "right now" at quarterback, but team will still "wait and see" until it gets report on Griffin III.

  • Report: Decision to bench RG3 came down to two key points

    Sportsnaut "Washington’s decision to bench Robert Griffin III came down to a couple of key points, according to a report, neither of which was concussion-related. This report comes by way of Liz Clarke of the Washington Post. In it, she details how general manager Scot McCloughan, owner Daniel Snyder,..." September 10

  • Mike Shanahan: RG3 and Snyder don’t realize the work it takes to become a pocket passer

    Pro Football Talk "Mike Shanahan coached Robert Griffin III to a rookie of the year-winning season in 2012, and then coached Griffin during a disastrous season in 2013. Shanahan says the reason Griffin’s career went south is that Griffin and owner Dan Snyder decided that Griffin should be a pocket passer, without..." September 09

  • Redskins demote Robert Griffin III to third string

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "While Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is expected to make the team, he will start the season as the No. 3 quarterback on the depth chart, a source told the NFL Network. " September 06

  • Dr. Robert Kurtzke resigns, will still monitor RG III

    ESPN "An NFL spokesman says the doctor who reversed course on Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III's post-concussion playing status has resigned and been replaced as the team's independent neurological consultant. The NFL's Brian McCarthy said Saturday that Robert Kurtzke left the..." September 06

  • Redskins plan to keep RGIII "As of Friday evening, Robert Griffin III remained unsure whether his latest neurological exam would result in his clearance from the concussion that held him out of the team's final two preseason games. It turns out, the urgency of those results no longer matters to his Saturday fate. In a..." September 06

  • LaDainian Tomlinson To Redskins Get Rid Of RG3 Already!!!

    TMZ "Former NFL star LaDainian Tomlinson says RG3 is totally done in Washington ... but not in the NFL ... telling TMZ Sports the Redskins need to cut bait with the embattled QB ... so he can rise again with a different squad. LT was at LAX when we asked the future Hall of Famer about a plethora of..." September 05

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    Jeff Darlington @JeffDarlington

    Redskins’ decision to keep RG3 on active 53 (once he clears concussion protocol) has seal of approval from GM, coach and owner, I’m told.

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    Washington Redskins @Redskins

    Gruden says Griffin III will see two doctors tomorrow, could possibly be cleared to return after that.

  • RGIII blames intern for Instagram 'like' on post that ripped Redskins

    ESPN "Robert Griffin III has yet to comment on losing the Washington Redskins' starting quarterback job to Kirk Cousins, but he did take to social media to address another matter Monday night. Griffin had appeared to "like" an Instagram post that ripped Washington, owner Dan Snyder and the front..." September 01

  • Agent's Take: How the Redskins can engineer a trade for RG3

    CBS Sports "The Robert Griffin III era effectively has come to an end in Washington with Redskins coach Jay Gruden naming Kirk Cousins the starting quarterback for the 2015 season. It would be in everyone's best interest to move on because RG3 doesn't fit into the team's short- or long-term plans and his..." September 01

  • Jay Gruden says Robert Griffin III has 'future' with Redskins

    ESPN "Robert Griffin III isn't the Redskins' starting quarterback -- but he might not be done in Washington. Redskins coach Jay Gruden named Kirk Cousins as the starter on Monday, fueling speculation over Griffin's future with Washington. But Gruden said he could live with Griffin staying on the..." September 01

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    Dianna Marie Russini @diannaESPN

    Redskins have named Kirk Cousins starting QB for week 1 per source.

  • Report: Dan Snyder not blocking Robert Griffin III trade

    Larry Brown Sports "Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden is apparently free to trade Robert Griffin III if he can find a suitor. According to a report from The Washington Post, Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is not forcing his coaching staff and high-ranking team officials to hang onto Griffin. A source told the..." August 31

  • Washington name Kirk Cousins as their starting quarterback

    Chicago Sun-Times "Kirk Cousins didn’t exactly set the world alight on Saturday night as the Redskins defeated the Baltimore Ravens 31-13, but it appears he did enough to win the starting quarterback job in Washington. The Redskins will, as expected, start with Cousins in Week 1 against the Miami..." August 31

  • Sources: Redskins brass at odds over ending Robert Griffin III era

    ESPN "High-ranking Washington Redskins front-office officials and coaches want to part ways with quarterback Robert Griffin III, but are meeting resistance from team ownership, according to team and league sources. The Redskins even have had trade conversations about Griffin with a handful of NFL..." August 31

  • Kirk Cousins to start at QB for Redskins in Week 1

    CBS Sports "The Robert Griffin III era in Washington isn't officially over but its inevitable, logical conclusion may not be far off. On Friday, the doctor who cleared RG3 to play after the QB's concussion last week reversed course. Now, not only will Kirk Cousins replace Griffin in Saturday's preseason game,..." August 30

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    With RGIII out (concussion) tonight, the #Redskins will start QB Kirk Cousins. Not a surprise, he’s gotten all the second-team reps.

  • Redskins' Robert Griffin III will be retested in 1-2 weeks

    ESPN "After further tests, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has not been cleared to play Saturday night against the Baltimore Ravens, casting doubt into his availability for the season opener in two weeks. Griffin suffered concussion-like symptoms in an Aug. 20 preseason game..." August 29

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    John Keim @john_keim

    Statement from independent neurologist says Robert Griffin III will not be cleared for Saturday's game vs Baltimore. #redskins

  • Robert Griffin III is hilariously injury prone in Madden 16

    Larry Brown Sports "The latest edition of the Madden video game series was released earlier this week, and “Madden NFL 16” could be even more realistic than all of its predecessors. Anyone who has played the new game with Robert Griffin III can tell you why. As Scott Allen of DC Sports Bog noted, it would..." August 29

  • Several Washington offensive linemen dislike RG3

    Pro Football Talk "As Robert Griffin III morphed from the rookie of the year in 2012 to a huge disappointment in 2013, questions started to be raised about whether his offensive line disliked him. At one point late in the 2013 season, it was observed that Washington’s offensive linemen hardly ever helped Griffin up..." August 27

  • RG3 practices again with no setbacks; Jay Gruden not considering a quarterback change

    Washington Post "Robert Griffin III made it through a second straight practice without experiencing any lingering symptoms from the concussion that knocked him out of last Thursday’s preseason game against Detroit. The quarterback on Tuesday handled a full workload, two days after practicing for the first time..." August 25

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    John Keim @john_keim

    Robert Griffin III is participating in full-team work. Was not expecting that ...

  • Robert Griffin III suffers concussion in Redskins preseason game

    USA Today "Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III suffered a concussion in Thursday's preseason game against the Detroit Lions when he was hit while attempting to recover a fumble, coach Jay Gruden said. Gruden said he was unsure when Griffin would be able to return to action but would be the..." August 21

  • Report: RG3's concussion not believed to be severe; could play vs. Ravens

    The Score "The Washington Redskins could have quarterback Robert Griffin III back in time for their third preseason game. Griffin's concussion, which he sustained in Thursday night's 21-17 victory over the Detroit Lions, is not believed to be severe and it's possible he could suit up against the Baltimore..." August 21

  • Redskins Put a Media Ban on RG3

    Black Sports Online "RG3 has to leave to DC. Sometimes a change of scenery is best for all parties. Nothing short of a deep playoff run will be able to save him from the fact the media has turned on him and his coaches seem to have no confidence in him at all. I have no idea at the moment if RG3 can become a..." August 18

  • RGIII: ‘I feel like I’m the best quarterback’ in the NFL

    Washington Post "Training camp in Richmond came to a close this weekend, and before Robert Griffin III left, he sat down with WJLA’s Alex Parker for a discussion about where he is as a player and a person. This preseason hasn’t been without marginal controversy for the quarterback, with some fans wondering if his..." August 18

  • Jay Gruden on RG3: 'We're happy with his progress'

    Fox Sports "Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden stood up for his quarterback on Saturday, touting the “progress” he sees in Robert Griffin III’s game this summer. Those looking at RG3’s stat line from Thursday’s game against Cleveland might not be impressed. He completed half his passes (4 of 8) for..." August 16

  • RGIII’s unpopularity has increased more than Paula Deen but less than Bill Cosby since 2013

    Washington Post "Q Scores, the company that surveys people to measure consumer appeal of celebrities, brands and more, recently released new data about the public’s perception of famous figures — and it doesn’t bode well for Redskins QB Robert Griffin III. Every celebrity has a positive and negative Q Score..." August 15

  • RG3 on offense: 'You can play free and not worry about 1,000 things'

    CBS Sports "This season, like the last, Robert Griffin III has a lot to prove. The hope is that, unlike last season, the fourth-year quarterback can stay healthy and avoid getting benched for Colt McCoy or Kirk Cousins. Because realistically, this is RG3's last chance to prove he can be Washington's..." August 07

  • Jay Gruden reportedly had to convince Dan Snyder to bench RG3

    Larry Brown Sports "Here’s something that will come as a shock to NFL fans: Dan Snyder likes to meddle with his football team and be a part of big decisions. I know, I know — you’re just floored by the this revelation. But Snyder, who has zero previous football coaching experience, was so involved with football..." August 04

  • RGIII: If they want me to be ordinary, that’s what I’ll be

    Pro Football Talk "Jay Gruden didn’t always have the most positive things to say about Robert Griffin III last season, but the Redskins coach said last week that the quarterback is “starting to realize” the work he has to do in order to be successful in the NFL. One of the things that Gruden stressed was that..." August 04

  • Rush Limbaugh: Media criticism because RG3 is suspected Republican

    CBS Sports "Conservative commentator, football fan and short-lived ESPN NFL studio analyst Rush Limbaugh has some thoughts on why Robert Griffin III has been so heavily scrutinized in recent years, and apparently it has little to do with Griffinn's on-field struggles. “RGIII, the quarterback — don't know..." July 03

  • Mark Brunell doesn’t think RGIII can succeed in the NFL

    Washington Post "Former Redskins quarterback Mark Brunell has defended Robert Griffin III against his critics before. As someone who transitioned from being a running quarterback to a more traditional pocket-passer after suffering a knee injury before his third season in Jacksonville, Brunell, now an ESPN analyst,..." July 01

  • RG3 misses 'having fun playing football' after two tough seasons

    Sportsnaut "Robert Griffin III has suffered through a couple of horrific seasons in Washington after blowing the hinges off the NFL as a rookie in 2012. He is hoping a new mental approach will help him recapture the magic, and part of that process appears to involve taking the game not so..." May 27

  • Mike Shanahan: Injuries aren’t why RGIII has struggled last two years

    Pro Football Talk "When Robert Griffin III landed in the NFL in 2012, the Redskins closed the regular season with seven straight wins to take the NFC East and advance to the playoffs. Griffin missed one of those games with a knee injury, which served as a preview of the more serious knee injury he’d suffer in the..." May 23

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