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July 18, 2012
Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins ended their contract impasse Wednesday when the rookie quarterback signed a four-year, fully guaranteed deal worth $21.1 million. It also includes a club option for a fifth year. Griffin's agent, Ben Dogra, told The Associated Press that the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback agreed to terms and will be in Redskins rookie camp on Wednesday. Griffin, the second overall pick in the draft out of Baylor, announced the news on Twitter, writing, “Well people....It's Time to go to Work!
SPORTS
August 27, 2013
Robert Griffin III could be cleared to play in the regular season when he meets with his surgeon Thursday night. Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Tuesday that Griffin will meet with Dr. James Andrews while the Redskins are in Florida for their final preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “I know Dr. Andrews will sit down and evaluate Robert and probably just give us his recommendation,” Shanahan said. Even if Andrews gives the thumbs-up, the final decision on whether Griffin plays in the Sept.
SPORTS
August 12, 2011
Rex Grossman's opening statement in his case to become the Washington Redskins' starting quarterback was an 89-yard drive that didn't produce a point. He made up for it, sort of, with an 82-yard drive for a touchdown against a second-string defense. Hoping to gain an early edge over an injured John Beck, Grossman completed 19 of 26 passes for 207 yards Friday night to help the Redskins beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 16-7 in the preseason opener for both teams. While the proceedings were ho-hum August routine for a stable Steelers team coming off a Super Bowl appearance, the ever-changing Redskins put more stock than usual in the first preseason game.
SPORTS
August 20, 2011
John Beck uttered words that seemed out of place in August. Asked when he first knew he might be in for a good night in his first major audition for the Washington Redskins' starting quarterback job, he had an interesting answer. “Really, in pregame, I felt our team came ready to play,” Beck said. “I felt like immediately I could tell from the offensive line and skill players that they were ready. And I think that when you're in warmups and you feel that, you just want to carry it over into the game.
SPORTS
August 26, 2011
It's a primary D.C. race that's too close to call. With just over two weeks to go before the start of the season, there's not much separating John Beck and Rex Grossman as they vie to be the starting quarterback of the Washington Redskins. And, at least so far, it's not a choice between the lesser of two evils. Both quarterbacks have overcome legitimate doubts about their suitability for the job to prove themselves worthy of serious consideration. Despite the obvious pressure that comes with such a competition - and despite an awkward rotation by coach Mike Shanahan that had them alternating every two series - they combined to complete 14 of 25 passes for 220 yards with two touchdowns and one interception against the always formidable Baltimore Ravens defense in a 34-31 loss Thursday night.
SPORTS
September 2, 2011
On one hand, it seems harsh to deny John Beck the Washington Redskins starting quarterback job based on his performance in the first half of the final preseason game. Beck wasn't playing with the starting receivers or running backs, and his 21 passes represent just a sliver of his body of work in the context of the thousands of balls he's thrown in practice since the start of training camp. On the other hand, Beck had the golden opportunity he has wanted for so long. With Rex Grossman given the night off, Beck could have seized the moment and claimed the job outright with a solid performance, leaving all doubters behind.
SPORTS
September 5, 2011
It's Rex. By the proverbial nose of the football. Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan ended the suspense Monday and announced Rex Grossman as the starting quarterback, giving the nine-year veteran the nod over John Beck going into Sunday's season opener against the New York Giants. “I've got a lot of faith in both of them. It was very competitive all the way through,” Shanahan said. “I thought Rex won by an edge.” Grossman becomes the latest player to be given the chance to hold a position that has lacked stability essentially since the end of the glory days of the 1980s and early 1990s.
SPORTS
August 3, 2013
RG3 wishes he had been the first to put a Roman numeral on the back of his uniform. Not Robert Griffin III. The Washington Redskins' other RG3 - Rex Grossman III. “It would have been cool to put it on my jersey as a rookie,” Grossman said. “I never thought about it.” Of course, NFL rules didn't permit suffixes on jerseys when Grossman entered the league in 2003. And, as he points out, he didn't have anything close to the marketing cachet of Griffin, who is essentially the reason the rule was changed.
SPORTS
April 28, 2012
The Washington Redskins were serenading the arrival of Robert Griffin III at a draft-day party at FedEx Field when they surprised the football world by drafting another quarterback. However, coach Mike Shanahan quickly deflected talk of a possible quarterback controversy, saying Michigan State's Kirk Cousins was taken in the fourth round on Saturday as a long-term insurance policy. “Any time you get a quarterback like Robert in the second pick of a draft . he's your franchise quarterback,” Shanahan said.
SPORTS
September 7, 2011
Rex Grossman is getting his long-awaited next chance to lead an NFL team from the opening bell. John Beck has to turn his patience meter on once again. Wednesday was debriefing day for the Washington Redskins quarterback competition, a gentlemanly affair decided in favor of the nine-year veteran who once took a team to the Super Bowl but never really got the glory or appreciation that comes along with it. “Anytime something gets taken away from you and then you get it back, you have a different outlook, a different type of approach and respect to the position you're in,” said Grossman, who will be at the helm for Sunday's opener against the New York Giants.
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August 27, 2013
Robert Griffin III could be cleared to play in the regular season when he meets with his surgeon Thursday night. Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Tuesday that Griffin will meet with Dr. James Andrews while the Redskins are in Florida for their final preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “I know Dr. Andrews will sit down and evaluate Robert and probably just give us his recommendation,” Shanahan said. Even if Andrews gives the thumbs-up, the final decision on whether Griffin plays in the Sept.
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August 3, 2013
RG3 wishes he had been the first to put a Roman numeral on the back of his uniform. Not Robert Griffin III. The Washington Redskins' other RG3 - Rex Grossman III. “It would have been cool to put it on my jersey as a rookie,” Grossman said. “I never thought about it.” Of course, NFL rules didn't permit suffixes on jerseys when Grossman entered the league in 2003. And, as he points out, he didn't have anything close to the marketing cachet of Griffin, who is essentially the reason the rule was changed.
SPORTS
July 18, 2012
Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins ended their contract impasse Wednesday when the rookie quarterback signed a four-year, fully guaranteed deal worth $21.1 million. It also includes a club option for a fifth year. Griffin's agent, Ben Dogra, told The Associated Press that the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback agreed to terms and will be in Redskins rookie camp on Wednesday. Griffin, the second overall pick in the draft out of Baylor, announced the news on Twitter, writing, “Well people....It's Time to go to Work!
SPORTS
April 28, 2012
The Washington Redskins were serenading the arrival of Robert Griffin III at a draft-day party at FedEx Field when they surprised the football world by drafting another quarterback. However, coach Mike Shanahan quickly deflected talk of a possible quarterback controversy, saying Michigan State's Kirk Cousins was taken in the fourth round on Saturday as a long-term insurance policy. “Any time you get a quarterback like Robert in the second pick of a draft . he's your franchise quarterback,” Shanahan said.
SPORTS
September 7, 2011
Rex Grossman is getting his long-awaited next chance to lead an NFL team from the opening bell. John Beck has to turn his patience meter on once again. Wednesday was debriefing day for the Washington Redskins quarterback competition, a gentlemanly affair decided in favor of the nine-year veteran who once took a team to the Super Bowl but never really got the glory or appreciation that comes along with it. “Anytime something gets taken away from you and then you get it back, you have a different outlook, a different type of approach and respect to the position you're in,” said Grossman, who will be at the helm for Sunday's opener against the New York Giants.
SPORTS
September 5, 2011
It's Rex. By the proverbial nose of the football. Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan ended the suspense Monday and announced Rex Grossman as the starting quarterback, giving the nine-year veteran the nod over John Beck going into Sunday's season opener against the New York Giants. “I've got a lot of faith in both of them. It was very competitive all the way through,” Shanahan said. “I thought Rex won by an edge.” Grossman becomes the latest player to be given the chance to hold a position that has lacked stability essentially since the end of the glory days of the 1980s and early 1990s.
SPORTS
September 2, 2011
On one hand, it seems harsh to deny John Beck the Washington Redskins starting quarterback job based on his performance in the first half of the final preseason game. Beck wasn't playing with the starting receivers or running backs, and his 21 passes represent just a sliver of his body of work in the context of the thousands of balls he's thrown in practice since the start of training camp. On the other hand, Beck had the golden opportunity he has wanted for so long. With Rex Grossman given the night off, Beck could have seized the moment and claimed the job outright with a solid performance, leaving all doubters behind.
SPORTS
August 26, 2011
It's a primary D.C. race that's too close to call. With just over two weeks to go before the start of the season, there's not much separating John Beck and Rex Grossman as they vie to be the starting quarterback of the Washington Redskins. And, at least so far, it's not a choice between the lesser of two evils. Both quarterbacks have overcome legitimate doubts about their suitability for the job to prove themselves worthy of serious consideration. Despite the obvious pressure that comes with such a competition - and despite an awkward rotation by coach Mike Shanahan that had them alternating every two series - they combined to complete 14 of 25 passes for 220 yards with two touchdowns and one interception against the always formidable Baltimore Ravens defense in a 34-31 loss Thursday night.
SPORTS
August 20, 2011
John Beck uttered words that seemed out of place in August. Asked when he first knew he might be in for a good night in his first major audition for the Washington Redskins' starting quarterback job, he had an interesting answer. “Really, in pregame, I felt our team came ready to play,” Beck said. “I felt like immediately I could tell from the offensive line and skill players that they were ready. And I think that when you're in warmups and you feel that, you just want to carry it over into the game.
SPORTS
August 12, 2011
Rex Grossman's opening statement in his case to become the Washington Redskins' starting quarterback was an 89-yard drive that didn't produce a point. He made up for it, sort of, with an 82-yard drive for a touchdown against a second-string defense. Hoping to gain an early edge over an injured John Beck, Grossman completed 19 of 26 passes for 207 yards Friday night to help the Redskins beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 16-7 in the preseason opener for both teams. While the proceedings were ho-hum August routine for a stable Steelers team coming off a Super Bowl appearance, the ever-changing Redskins put more stock than usual in the first preseason game.
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