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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:07:34 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (thigh) 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.
Fantasy Tip: Griffin's durability is the chief concern to fantasy players trying to capitalize on his sleeper potential. In the middle rounds, the risk is alleviated, though not erased.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:55:14 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins was the best quarterback on the team during the Redskins-Patriots joint practices, according to ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss. Reiss said Cousins had better mechanics, was more decisive with his ball release and ran the offense better than QB Robert Griffin III.
Fantasy Tip: Griffin will likely remain the starter, but it's not encouraging if the backup is starting to look better than him. If Griffin can stay healthy, he still has the ability to produce at a high level under new head coach Jay Gruden.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:51:12 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III and WR Andre Roberts are displaying good chemistry in practice Friday, July 25.
Fantasy Tip: Roberts is a WR5 with upside. Griffin is a weak QB1 or a solid QB2.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:18:05 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's designed running plays might be "few and far between," according to head coach Jay Gruden. He still has the green light to scramble as the situation dictates. "I feel good where he's at," Gruden said. "He made some serious strides just in the spring working in the pocket and delivering throws and pulling it down and running when he had to run. That comes naturally but also comes with a lot of reps and playing the position."
Fantasy Tip: Griffin is a low-end QB1 at best right now.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:07:41 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III thinks RB Alfred Morris is the biggest weapon on the team's offense. "I think everyone would lean towards DeSean or Pierre or Jordan Reed," Griffin III said when asked who the biggest weapon in the Redskins' offense is. "I think it's Alfred. With him, defenses have to make a decision whether to puts guys in the box to stop him or leave the box light and allow Alfred to go between the tackles and lure in the safeties. I think it will be interesting to see what defenses do against him."
Fantasy Tip: There is every reason to believe that Morris will benefit from the addition of DeSean Jackson to the offense and a healthy Robert Griffin III. Morris should return to top form in 2014.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 07:45:34 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will work with quarterbacks coach Terry Shea next week to tune up before training camp. Griffin worked with Shea earlier in the offseason. Shea focused hard on Griffin's fundamentals, including narrowing his base, getting his feet to turn with his body in the pocket and raising where Griffin held the ball - at times last year he held it too low, leading to a wind-up throw.
Fantasy Tip: Griffin appears to be working hard this offseason to have a bounce-back season.
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 19:11:19 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III looks more explosive this season, according to offensive coordinator Sean McVay. McVay also said he expects Griffin to return to his 2012 form now that he is playing without a knee brace. "I don't think there's any question: he looks explosive," McVay said. "He looks like he is exactly what he was in the 2012 season. I think people underestimate when you have a brace on your knee how much that truly restricts you... So I think being able to take that off, he looks extremely explosive."
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:24:44 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III praised new head coach Jay Gruden and general manager Bruce Allen for putting the right people in the locker room in 2014. "What I think is going to help us most this year is that everybody in that building is going to be for us being successful and for us winning," Griffin said. "There are no ulterior motives. That will be great. Jay has been phenomenal. (General manager) Bruce Allen has done great job of getting the right guys in that locker room. I tip my hat to them. They have given us everything we need to be successful. We're going to work our butts off for them."
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:23:50 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III wants to maximize each moment he has with his teammates in 2014, something he missed out on last offseason as he worked his way back from injury. "That's what people don't understand," Griffin said. "Being around my teammates, being able to work with them, condition with them and lift with them, just the locker room talk is all so important. It's important to me.
"Last year, I didn't have an opportunity to do that, but I didn't take that mindset into the season and say, 'This is going to hurt me. This is going to hurt me.' I'm going keep playing the hand that's dealt to me. Last year, I had the rehab. This year, I don't have to do that. I'm going to take full advantage of that."
Fantasy Tip: It should only help Griffin to spend more time around his teammates the rest of the summer. Consider Griffin a low-end QB1 at this point.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:12:40 -0700
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."
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:15:07 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III explained that the team has a new "movement" and identity during offseason workouts and minicamp this year. "The movement is just an identity for us," Griffin explained. "What's going to be our identity? 'The Hogs' had their identity. We're not the Hogs. We're a fast, explosive football team both on offense and defense."
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:25:07 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is ready to become more of a pocket passer, knowing it will be beneficial to his long-term success. New head coach Jay Gruden will implement more elements of a controlled passing game, as he did with the Cincinnati Bengals, including play-action, something Griffin has excelled in.
Fantasy Tip: While Griffin's running ability makes him a more valuable commodity, the risk of injury involved with that may not be worth it. However, Griffin staying in the pocket more should be an encouragement for those looking to draft him this offseason. For now, consider him a fringe QB1.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:45:59 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III said the players have done a good job picking up the new offensive system but need more time to master the offense. "I think it is coming together nicely. The quarterback room is doing really well and we're ahead on a lot of things. But that's where we're supposed to be. We've got to have that mastery of the offense. But coming out here to the field … doing some talking at the line, getting some things under control and getting the looks that we need to be in, it's been good," Griffin said.
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 09:56:09 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: Coming off a rough season that was set back by injuries, Griffin will have a full offseason to prepare, and it looks like it's already doing him good. He won't come cheaply in drafts, though, so be prepared to pay a hefty penny for his services as your QB1. It could be well worth the price, however.
Thu, 29 May 2014 13:01:29 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, who spent part of the offseason working out with quarterback guru Terry Shea, has been focusing on using a quicker release - more over the top - and having a more narrow base when he throws. Head coach Jay Gruden said the team has harped on Griffin's fundamentals, and he likes how Griffin has responded. "This is all a learning process for him," Gruden said. "It's important for him to take natural strides every day and get better. The thing about Robert is that is his intent when he comes to work every day. He's a sponge for information."
Fantasy Tip: Griffin comes with injury risk in fantasy drafts, but when he's healthy and performing at a high level, he's among the elite fantasy football quarterbacks. A full and healthy offseason and a star receiver in DeSean Jackson will help him tremendously in 2014. For the price this year, Griffin is an attractive QB1.
Thu, 29 May 2014 13:00:08 -0700
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson and QB Robert Griffin III continue to build chemistry during organized team activities this week. "Our chemistry right now is a work in progress," said Jackson, who tweaked his left hamstring and sat out part of practice but said afterward he was fine. "The more we get out here and keep working and staying after practice and running routes and getting our timing down, I think sooner or later we'll be in great shape."
Fantasy Tip: If RGIII can stay healthy all year, the production that both of these players can have is scary. Jackson should continue to be a productive WR2 with more value in PPR leagues.
Sat, 03 May 2014 13:10:24 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III was still undergoing a learning curve in reading defenses, particularly in his pre-snap reads, last season, according to ESPN.com's John Keim. Keim didn't feel Griffin looked confused in the pocket, but he struggled at times to spot his secondary targets quick enough. Keim also felt Griffin's mechanics needed refined, which led to more inaccuracy, and that was Griffin's biggest priority this offseason.
Thu, 01 May 2014 15:41:36 -0700
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.
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:51:44 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is adamant that he wasn't benched, but shut down at the end of the 2013 season by former head coach Mike Shanahan. "The way I refer to it, and really what happened, is coach brought me in his office and said he was shutting me down for the rest of the year," Griffin said. "So a lot of people say I was benched, but I was really shut down."
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:50:16 -0700
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said Tuesday, April 29, that it is entirely possible QB Robert Griffin III will not carry the ball as many times this season, but he also said Griffin won't be a "robot." In addition, Gruden was asked about the read-option. "We'll have sprinkles here and there," Gruden said. "It's not going to be a major part. I want to make sure that other things that we can do besides the read-option, because it takes a toll." Still, Gruden said he will not try to turn Griffin into a primarily pocket passer, saying "Robert's the quarterback and ultimately Robert will play the position the way Robert plays it. You know, I'm not gonna turn him into a robot and say, 'Stay in (the pocket) no matter what'."
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners would be happy not to see Griffin taking so many chances with his body, but it sounds like he will be given the green light to run when he sees fit. Hopefully, for his sake and that of potential fantasy owners, he improves at avoiding the knockout blow.
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:49:38 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III said he will not wear his knee brace in 2014. Griffin has already started throwing to some of his teammates this offseason, and he'll work out later this month in Arizona will some skill players, including WR Pierre Garcon and RB Alfred Morris.
Fantasy Tip: Griffin is over a year removed from his serious knee injury. One would think that should put him in line to bounce back from his disappointing 2013 season, especially since he won't be spending his offseason rehabbing. Still, RG3 is a bit risky as a QB1 with a new coaching staff and offensive approach in town.
Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:33:57 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is scheduled to work out for some of team's skill position players next week in Arizona. Among the players that will take part in the workouts include RBs Alfred Morris, Evan Royster and Chris Thompson, WRs Pierre Garcon, Aldrick Robinson, Santana Moss, Andre Roberts and David Gettis and TE Jordan Reed.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:42:36 -0800
If the Washington Redskins part with one of their three quarterbacks during the offseason, head coach Jay Gruden might jettison QB Rex Grossman, who is no longer needed to mentor QBs Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:42:20 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has already started throwing to some of his receivers this offseason, and he's scheduled to meet with some of his receivers, tight ends and running backs in Arizona in March to work out together. Griffin also plans to work out with former NFL quarterbacks coach Terry Shea again in order to improve his footwork and to speed up his release. Griffin was unable to do any of that last offseason while he was rehabbing from knee surgery. In 2014, he'll likely play without a protective knee brace, too.
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:46:26 -0800
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan talked about his relationship with QB Robert Griffin III in his time with the Washington Redskins. "And a thing that I always did with him — and that we did with each other — is when stuff would come out, we'd address it," Shanahan said. "You know, we'd get into our room, we'd talk about it and make sure we felt good about it. And I think Robert and I, through a very tough time, we managed to keep our relationship through the year. I'm not gonna say it was easy. Nothing's easy when you go through something like that. But I do believe going through it, Robert and I, in the long run, it'll make both of us better. It's something that is a challenge, and I do believe going through that, as hard as it was, will help me. And I think when it's all said and done and Robert and I look back on it, I'm really appreciative of some of the stuff he did for me. And I really believe he'll be appreciative of some of the stuff I did for him."
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 14:05:58 -0800
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon said he has plans to work out with QB Robert Griffin III this offseason. "We've already got that date set up. We've already got a place," Garcon said with a grin. "We're going to go to Arizona, work out there. We'll probably do some more in Ashburn. Probably go to Baylor a little bit."
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 11:25:16 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said he won't be trying to turn QB Robert Griffin III into a pocket passer next season. "I'm not going to try to turn RGIII into Andy Dalton or Drew Brees. He isn't them. They're not him. I would be foolish to try to turn RGIII into a pocket passer. It would be foolish. The way he is as a runner, we have to take advantage of that. He strikes fear into defensive coordinators when he runs outside. I'm going to let him be himself," Gruden said.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:08:25 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said he has spoken with QB Robert Griffin III but the talks have been limited because of the NFL's rules governing offseason activities.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 17:09:44 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said QB Robert Griffin III will be the team's starting quarterback and will not have to compete for the job.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:56:11 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III said he is excited about the hiring of head coach Jay Gruden and looking forward to working with him.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 15:26:23 -0800
Washington Redskins new head coach Jay Gruden said he is in favor of running the read option, and he is very impressed with the skill set of QB Robert Griffin III. "Robert's a great quarterback," Gruden said of Griffin. "I see a ton of talent. I see a guy that can run. I see a guy that can move and maneuver in the pocket. I see accuracy, I see long-ball accuracy, I see toughness ... and I see a strong leader. I see every trait that a quarterback has to have to be successful. I see Robert having all of those, so why wouldn't you want to coach a guy like that? I'm excited to coach (him) and hopefully he's excited to play here."
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 14:50:29 -0800
Washington Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall said the team questioned the benching of QB Robert Griffin III this season. "A lot of guys in that locker room kind of raised the question, like why are we doing this? Kind of like what you heard Kyle (Shanahan) say: 'I want my starting quarterback out there'. A lot of the players in the locker room, those were their sentiments."
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:15:54 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III would prefer to run a pro-style offense, and not run read-option running plays. A pro-style offense should work with new head coach Jay Gruden.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 09:11:16 -0800
The agent for Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said getting to work with QB Robert Griffin III was a large selling point for Gruden picking the Redskins.
Tue, 07 Jan 2014 09:09:31 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III had tension with his wide receivers. Griffin also would brag that he could procure favors from the team owner and influence the direction of the franchise. Griffin also led a public campaign to have the team's offense altered for him.
Sat, 04 Jan 2014 16:22:47 -0800
Washington Redskins spokesman Tony Wyllie said QB Robert Griffin III will not be involved in the team's search for a head coach.
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 16:25:39 -0800
Baylor head coach Art Briles, who was the college coach of QB Robert Griffin III, could be very interested in the Washington Redskins head coaching vacancy if he is approached.
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 08:29:43 -0800
The Washington Redskins have declared LB Adrian Robinson, LB Brian Orakpo, CB Chase Minnifield, C J.D. Walton, OG Josh LeRibeus, WR Joshua Morgan, QB Robert Griffin III inactive for Week 17.
Sun, 22 Dec 2013 08:32:30 -0800
The Washington Redskins have declared FS Bacarri Rambo, LB Brandon Jenkins, CB Chase Minnifield, C J.D. Walton, OG Josh LeRibeus, QB Robert Griffin III inactive for Week 16.
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:02:18 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Monday, Dec. 16, that the team did not alter the offense for QB Kirk Cousins, who started in Week 15 against the Atlanta Falcons. "First off, I'm not really sure what people mean. I think the obvious things are you don't run the zone read as much," Shanahan said. "You've got (QB Robert Griffin III) who has that speed and the ability to make some plays running the football and can do some things off the play-action pass, but other than that we have the same offense." WR Pierre Garcon also said he did not see any difference in the offense.
Fantasy Tip: Cousins had a strong showing, although he also made some mistakes which will need to be cleaned up. Still, he is auditioning for a starting job somewhere in 2014, and if he keeps playing well, his stock will improve, and so will the return on investment for Washington.
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 08:36:21 -0800
The Washington Redskins have declared FS Bacarri Rambo, LB Brandon Jenkins, CB Chase Minnifield, DL Darryl Tapp, TE Jordan Reed, OG Josh LeRibeus, QB Robert Griffin III inactive for Week 15.
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 07:18:11 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III thinks head coach Mike Shanahan will not return as the team's head coach in 2014. Griffin has told teammates as much.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:25:03 -0800
Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is believed to be the person who pushed the team to trade up in order to draft QB Robert Griffin III in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:19:56 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is extremely angry about being benched for the rest of the season due to medical reasons.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:50:07 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said QB Robert Griffin III won't play at all in the final three regular season games even if another QB is injured.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:21:35 -0800
Despite being benched for the final three regular season games, Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will remain the starting quarterback heading into the 2014 season. "It's ridiculous to act like this is a quarterback competition," offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said. "Robert just had one of the best years as a rookie in NFL history. He didn't have that this year. We didn't do that again this year. To give up on him like that and say play someone else, that's fun for people to talk about but that hasn't entered my brain and it's not a possibility or option."
Fantasy Tip: You can obviously dump Griffin in single-year leagues, but hold onto him in keeper formats. Redskins coaches cite a lack of a full offseason for RG3's struggles this season. A bounce-back year could be in store in 2014.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:00:45 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan continues to say that owner Daniel Snyder and general manager Bruce Allen were "100 percent" on board with his decision to shut down QB Robert Griffin III for the rest of the season. The three men decided collectively that it would be the best for the team if QB Kirk Cousins played out the season to give Griffin a chance to go into the offseason healthy. "The chance of coming back (from another injury)," Shanahan added, "would be very, very tough."
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:51:38 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said QB Robert Griffin III is still the team's franchise quarterback even though he is starting Week 15.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:33:28 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III said that he's been shut down for the remainder of the season.
Fantasy Tip: You can obviously drop RG3 in all single-year formats. Kirk Cousins will see action in the final three games, and he is a sleeper one-week play against a struggling Atlanta Falcons defense in Week 15.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 09:31:27 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III did not receive any snaps during the media-access portion of practice Wednesday, Dec. 11. QB Kirk Cousins received the first snaps during practice and was followed by QB Rex Grossman.