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Wed, 04 Dec 2013 05:24:07 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's father originally rebuffed head coach Mike Shanahan's attempts to reach out after Griffin's knee injury in January. Robert Griffin Jr. appreciated the gesture but felt Shanahan should worry more about coaching than building a stronger bond with Griffin III. Griffin Jr. took issue with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's play-calling, which they felt put Griffin III at further risk after his initial injury.
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 11:16:17 -0800
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."
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:05:38 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (groin) was able to continue playing in the second half of the Week 12 game against the San Francisco 49ers despite being kicked in the groin by LB Aldon Smith.
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 07:48:54 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III asked the Washington Redskins not to show his bad plays on the video board when reviewing game tape. The Redskins denied that request. Griffin was allowed that luxury in college.
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:19:09 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III reportedly called the wrong protection play on the final play of the team's Week 11 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in which he threw an interception. Griffin said in post-game comments that "no one got open" during the play.
Fantasy Tip: RG3's leadership has come into question the last couple of weeks as he's dodged issues with taking responsibility for his mistakes on the field. Griffin has plenty of maturing to do. The good thing is that his knee appears to be fully healthy, which will keep his owners smiling.
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 20:32:42 -0800
Washington Redskins WR Santana Moss took exception to comments made by QB Robert Griffin III about the final play of the Week 11 game against the Philadelphia Eagles, and his failure to take responsibility. "As a leader, you understand that if you're involved in the situation, whether you're the receiver, the quarterback, the guys making the tackle, whoever. Regardless of the outcome, good or bad, you have to at some point, stand up and say me or I," Moss said in a radio interview Tuesday, Nov. 19.
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 09:30:23 -0800
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.'"
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 07:08:38 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan disagreed with QB Robert Griffin III's comments that indicated the Philadelphia Eagles knew the Redskins' plays in Week 11. "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.' Which we've been able to do. You're not always going to get that deep ball so you have to dump it off and be patient. That's part of the NFL. No matter what quarterback you're going against, no matter what system you go against, you have to relate or adjust your game plan accordingly. That's one of the reasons we ran the ball so much against a team that was very good at stopping the run."
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 10:39:10 -0800
The Washington Redskins had their passing game shut down by the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 11. The 'Skins ran the ball 28 times to just seven passes in the first half of the game. "Obviously, we ran the ball well, but in the passing game a lot of times, they were tit for tat. They were there, where they needed to be and a lot of times they were taking the routes that needed to be run and that's disheartening, but we have to come up with something for that," QB Robert Griffin III said.
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 11:20:20 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III realizes he's been hit very often the last several weeks, and he wants to try to avoid unnecessary contact moving forward. "We don't want that to happen," Griffin said. "I know I don't want that to happen, the coaches don't want that to happen, the players around me don't want that to happen and we just have got to do a better job of making sure that doesn't happen." He said he has to "take it upon myself to get down earlier."
Fantasy Tip: Griffin's knee has looked healthier as the season has progressed, which is one of the reasons he's taking more hits as he feels more comfortable scrambling from the pocket. He's a midrange QB1 that can make more things happen now that he's using his legs more often.
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 06:04:34 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III completed 71.9 percent of his passes and wasn't sacked at all for the first time this season in Week 9.
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:31:35 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 1, and is listed as probable for Week 9.
Fantasy Tip: Griffin has been able to practice this week and should be able to play in the game. He should be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback for fantasy owners.
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:07:20 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 31.
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:30:04 -0700
Washington Redskins S Jose Gumbs (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 30. WR Pierre Garcon (calf) was limited. DE Stephen Bowen (shoulder, knee), FS Reed Doughty (concussion), QB Robert Griffin III (knee), WR Leonard Hankerson (foot), DT Chris Neild (calf), TE Logan Paulsen (knee) and RB Chris Thompson (shoulder) practiced in full.
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 13:30:12 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 30.
Fantasy Tip: This should ease the concern for Griffin owners. He looked fine after coming out of the game in Week 8, and this confirms that. Griffin should be in all starting lineups against the San Diego Chargers this weekend.
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:09:03 -0700
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said QB Robert Griffin III (knee) will receive treatment for his injured knee but should be ready for practice Wednesday, Oct. 30.
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:12:35 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: Expect Griffin to play against the San Diego Chargers in Week 9. The matchup is a good one, but if his innacurate passing ways continue, there isn't much upside since he isn't making as many plays on the ground anymore.
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 16:30:54 -0700
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) suffered a left knee injury in the fourth quarter of the Week 8 game against the Denver Broncos, and he was replaced by QB Kirk Cousins. Griffin did not return to the game as a precaution.
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 16:30:28 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) was able to walk off the field in the fourth quarter of the Week 8 game against the Denver Broncos, but he was shaken up. He immediately headed to the training table on the sideline to have his left knee examined by Dr. James Andrews, who was in attendance.
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:46:50 -0700
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."
Mon, 23 Sep 2013 10:22:47 -0700
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon said it is obvious that QB Robert Griffin III (knee) is not 100 percent at this time and that he is a different player than he was last season. "He's not fully healthy, obviously," Garcon said. "He's running a little bit more. But last year's RGIII was a lot different from this year's RG because of his knee. It's not surprising. We've been talking about it the whole offseason. It's the same question every day on Monday. We can find something else to talk about."
Wed, 18 Sep 2013 15:28:36 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III said the team's offense needs a spark, and that spark can come from his legs. "I can run more," Griffin said. "It creates a spark," Griffin said. "I'll do whatever we have to do to win the game. That's always been my mindset. I'm the quarterback. If I have to create that energy, if I have to spit a rap line in the huddle, I'll do it. Whatever it takes to get that energy."
Fantasy Tip: Running more would be welcome news to Griffinís fantasy owners, and would help his value moving forward. Griffin is still a must start every week, even with his teamís early struggles.
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 13:33:58 -0700
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon said QB Robert Griffin III (knee) hasn't been his usual self in the first two weeks of the season. "Robert obviously can't run as fast as he did last year because of his knee brace and his knee," Garcon said. "But it's the same offense, to be honest with you. It's nothing different. It hasn't changed at all." Griffin has run the ball only nine times in the first two games, but none were designed runs or in the zone read option. Five or more rushers have been sent in at Griffin by the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers 42 percent of the time in these last two weeks. Last year, teams only sent five or more rushers on 21 percent of their snaps.
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:23:57 -0700
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said the team hasn't used much of their read zone offense this year because they have fallen behind quickly in the first half in their first two games of the season. QB Robert Griffin III isn't being limited after having offseason knee surgery. The team has run the zone read option five times in two games, with RB Alfred Morris running it each time. Griffin has nine runs on the year, scrambling six times. "If teams will give us the QB runs then we'll take it," Griffin said. "If they're not giving it to us, then we can't just run those plays." Griffin has seen that teams are taking away the zone read option by positioning their ends and safeties differently than a year ago.
Fantasy Tip: The Redskins are off to a slow start offensively, and although Griffin has looked rusty, he's been healthy. Expect him to shake off the rust, although we don't expect him to run nearly as much as a season ago. This should bode well for the team's receivers.
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:10:25 -0700
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said QB Robert Griffin III is healthy, and the team will not consider playing QB Kirk Cousins.
Sun, 15 Sep 2013 22:06:09 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III completed 26 of his 40 pass attempts for 320 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers.
Fantasy Tip: While Griffin hasn't been great for his real team, he went over 300 yards passing for the second straight week, and was just nine yards shy of his career high, set last week. He remains a must-start in all fantasy leagues, as his knee has held up through two games.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 21:40:40 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) 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.
Fantasy Tip: After a long offseason where it seemed like there was talk about his knee every day, he was back. He was rusty, at least for the first three quarters, but he was back. It was a decent stat line for fantasy owners after the slow start. If you were nervous about using him in Week 1, the second half of this game should allay your fears.
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 15:19:54 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) will start the team's season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Sept. 9, and he's not concerned at all about the health of his surgically repaired knee. "It'll feel good," Griffin said. "You will get hit when you play the game. I don't worry about it. It's what we get up every morning to do. We enjoy it. I'm not afraid of it. I'm not really anxious about it. Just go out there and play."
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 11:38:11 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: Don't hesitate to start RGIII in Week 1. There is obvious risk with him as your QB1 coming off major knee surgery, though. Make sure you're set with a capable backup in case Griffin aggravates his knee.
Mon, 02 Sep 2013 12:58:33 -0700
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said QB Robert Griffin III (knee) will start Week 1.
Fantasy Tip: Griffin is coming back from several torn ligaments in his knee, so he may show some rust during the game. Griffin should be a solid starting option Week 1 against Philadelphia.
Sat, 31 Aug 2013 13:56:39 -0700
The Washington Redskins are keeping QBs Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins, Rex Grossman and Pat White on their active roster for now.
Fri, 30 Aug 2013 09:38:38 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: While it would make sense that Dr. Andrews would not want Griffin III to be exposed for a potential injury, but seeing that he was cleared medically to play, this concern should not play a role in his fantasy production.
Thu, 29 Aug 2013 19:59:24 -0700
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said QB Robert Griffin III (knee) has received medical clearance to play Week 1.
Fantasy Tip: Griffin was expected to play Week 1, but it is good that he has officially received clearance. Griffin should be seen as a No. 1 fantasy quarterback in all leagues.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 06:38:04 -0700
Updating an earlier report, Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) needs clearance from Dr. James Andrews to play in Week 1. That's expected to come Thursday, Aug. 29.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 05:59:10 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) will start Week 1.
Fantasy Tip: RG III has a lot of hype entering his sophomore season, and coming off a serious injury, he has a lot to live up to. Temper your expectations a bit early on, but he's a solid QB1 with elite potential.
Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:18:21 -0700
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.
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 08:36:02 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III was fiend $10,000 for wearing an unauthorized shirt during pregame warm-ups of a preseason game.
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 06:37:35 -0700
Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said QB Robert Griffin III's (knee) throwing mechanics are sound. "I'm pretty impressed with how Robert throws the ball," Shanahan said. "I think he's pretty good at it. I think he has pretty good technique, too. It's all about keeping your technique in the pocket when you're under duress… I think Robert is as good of a thrower as there is."
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 19:09:48 -0700
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.
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 21:18:02 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) worked against the first-team defense for the first time in a full practice Wednesday, Aug. 21. He took 49 snaps against the scout team defense last week.
Fantasy Tip: This is certainly a positive step for Griffin and the team, and a very good sign for his fantasy owners. It is looking increasingly likely that Griffin will be ready for the regular season opener.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 22:48:53 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) 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.
Fantasy Tip: The quarterback situation for the regular season opener is very shaky right now in D.C., as Griffin is no slam dunk to start in Week 1, and now Kirk Cousins (foot) is dealing with an injury, too. If you plan to draft, or already have drafted Griffin, be sure to have plenty of depth at the quarterback position just in case he misses regular season time.
Sat, 17 Aug 2013 12:13:29 -0700
A source said a report that Dr. James Andrews advised the Washington Redskins to keep QB Robert Griffin III (knee) inactive until after the Bye week is false.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:38:22 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) completed 14-of-15 passes on 21 snaps against the scout-team defense during practice Thursday, Aug. 15.
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:47:45 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) received 16 snaps during team drills at practice Wednesday, Aug. 14.
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 21:25:27 -0700
Whether or not Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) will play in Week 1 of the regular season has not yet been decided, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Griffin has said there is "no doubt" he will play, but the source says it is "premature" to talk about Griffin playing in the opener until he is cleared.
Fantasy Tip: There have been no setbacks, and Griffin wants to play, and he reportedly is on target to play. If Griffin cannot go against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1, Kirk Cousins would draw the start. Griffin remains a quality fantasy option on draft day, but be ready to have plenty of depth at the quarterback position just in case.
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 22:40:33 -0700
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan reiterated Monday, Aug. 12, that QB Robert Griffin III (knee) will not play during preseason games, stating there is "no possibility" the recovering quarterback will play until the regular season. "Our plan is to play him Week 1," Shanahan said. "I want to play him Week 1. I think we have a good game plan."
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners might feel all warm and fuzzy inside seeing their draft pick prove his health, even if just for a series, and Griffin has been pushing to play. However, this is great news for everyone involved, especially the way other players without pre-existing injuries have been dropping like flies.
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 16:20:45 -0700
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said that without a setback, he believes QB Robert Griffin III (knee) will be ready for Week 1 of the regular season.
Fantasy Tip: Absolutely no surprise here, as Week 1 has been the goal all along. As the positive reports continue to pile up, there is no reason to move Griffin III down the draft board at this point, as he will again be a top fantasy quarterback. Continue to check in though just to make sure there are no setbacks.
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:05:41 -0700
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said QB Robert Griffin III (knee) will not play in any preseason games. Shanahan said Dr. James Andrews recommended Griffin sit out the preseason.
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 10:06:03 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) said he is trying to convince the coaching staff to allow him to play in the preseason. He said the coaches will not let him play at this point.
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 08:49:33 -0700
Updating earlier reports, Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) said he will "no doubt" play in Week 1.