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July 17, 2012
Robert Griffin III remains unsigned as the Washington Redskins open the second day of their five-day rookie camp. The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Baylor was the second pick in this year's draft. The team's third-round selection, offensive lineman Josh LeRibeus, was also absent again Tuesday. The two aren't considered holdouts because training camp doesn't officially begin until July 26. Neither can be on the field this week with their fellow newcomers until they have signed their contracts.
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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!
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August 10, 2012
Robert Griffin III is off to a good start. The Washington Redskins' rookie quarterback finished his 14 plays over three series with a 20-yard touchdown pass to receiver Pierre Garcon in Thursday's 7-6 win over the Buffalo Bills in his preseason debut. The Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor was 4 of 6 for 70 yards and a sterling 145.8 quarterback rating. He wasn't sacked and didn't run, although he and running back Evan Royster combined to fumble a handoff that set up Buffalo's first field goal.
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August 29, 2012
On his first full day on the job as the kicker for the Washington Redskins, Billy Cundiff made three of four field goal attempts - and was booed for the one he missed - making him the only first-stringer to do something noteworthy in Wednesday night's 30-3 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Cundiff, signed Tuesday after the Redskins cut Graham Gano, converted from 39, 27 and 22 yards and got some grief from the crowd when he sliced one wide right from 46. The 2010 All-Pro, who joined Washington just two days after being released by the Baltimore Ravens, launched five of his six kickoffs for touchbacks.
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August 26, 2012
Taken 171 selections apart in the NFL draft, Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris are starting to look like a promising backfield combo for the Washington Redskins, one that might still be in place on opening day. Everyone expected Griffin to be there as the No. 2 overall pick. Morris? He was sixth-round selection who was a good bet for the practice squad at the start of preseason. Not anymore. Stash the running back from Florida Atlantic on the practice squad, and another team is sure to swoop and take him away.
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July 26, 2012
Rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III generated excitement among the veterans at the opening of Redskins camp on Thursday.  Only six current players made the playoffs with Washington and only two have won a postseason game for the franchise. The team was just 11-21 during coach Mike Shanahan's first two seasons. The 2011 Heisman Trophy winner landed in Washington in a trade that sent three first-round picks and a second-round selection to St. Louis. Shanahan named him the starter before the veterans reported in May, and the old-timers seem pleased to have the 22-year-old Griffin at the helm.
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August 24, 2012
Even in the era of inflated ticket prices, it's a bit of a stretch to say there's $35 worth of entertainment value in a typical NFL preseason game. But put together the top two picks in the draft - both quarterbacks - and schedule it for the third week - the game considered the dress rehearsal for the preseason - and the teams involved figure it'll not only be worth the price of admission, it'll be worth a $35 T-shirt. The Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins have been pushing “QB Showdown” T-shirts featuring Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III ahead of their game Saturday, feeding on a frenzy of hope and hype surrounding two rebuilding franchises and the thought of witnessing the beginning of a match-up that could only flourish in years to come.
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September 23, 2012
On the first play of the game, quarterback Andy Dalton lined up wide right, rookie receiver Mohamed Sanu took the shotgun snap, and A.J. Green darted downfield to haul in a 73-yard touchdown pass. "It's tough overthrowing that man," Sanu said. "I just put it where he could go get it. " The Washington Redskins fans came to see some razzle-dazzle in Robert Griffin III's home debut. They saw Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals do it better. Sanu-to-Green was just the opening statement in a game full of innovative plays, fancy moves and mood swings.
SPORTS
September 30, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - With the game on the line, Robert Griffin III moved the Washington Redskins right down the field and to the second victory of his young career. Billy Cundiff redeemed himself for a horrible day kicking, making a 41-yard field goal with 3 seconds remaining and the Redskins snapped a two-game losing streak with a 24-22 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Cundiff missed three earlier attempts, including a 31-yarder that wound have put the Redskins (2-2)
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November 4, 2012
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - So much for Cam Newton vs. Robert Griffin III. For the ticked-off players in the visitor's locker room, it was more like the Carolina Panthers vs. Sonny Jurgensen, Sam Huff and Bobby Mitchell. Newton and the Panthers broke a five-game losing streak Sunday, topping Griffin and the penalty-prone Washington Redskins 21-13, prompting coach Mike Shanahan to essentially throw in the towel on the season. Newton threw for 201 yards, ran for 37, played part of the game with a bloodied thumb and didn't look his usual disconsolate self when he sat with the familiar white towel on his head between drives.
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January 3, 2013
Robert Griffin III crashed Mike Shanahan's news conference, slipping in the back door to take an aisle seat in the Washington Redskins auditorium. Soon, the franchise quarterback had a microphone in his right hand, ready to ask the next question. Shanahan, who is hard to rattle, couldn't help but laugh. “You got me by surprise there,” the coach said. “Who is this guy?” “What did you do for New Year's?” Griffin asked. “I tried to put a good game plan together.
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December 4, 2012
No one is surprised that Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder hates the New York Giants, or that Mike Shanahan hates the debilitating salary cap penalty imposed on his team by the NFL. And, by now, no one should be surprised that the Redskins are playoff contenders with Robert Griffin III, who not only has his first Monday night win but also managed to reference “Gumby” during the postgame news conference. There was all sorts of passion on display before, during and after the Redskins' 17-16 win over the Giants.
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November 22, 2012
Robert Griffin III raised his fists, took a knee for a quick prayer, jumped up and pointed to the sky. That's the routine on touchdown passes for the Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor, and he got to do it four times in his impressive return to Texas. Griffin threw for 311 yards and Washington built a huge halftime lead against Dallas before holding on for a 38-31 victory that conjured memories for some of a rally that helped make Cowboys vs. Redskins on Thanksgiving famous. “He's kind of like 'Cool Hand Luke,”' Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said.
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November 4, 2012
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - So much for Cam Newton vs. Robert Griffin III. For the ticked-off players in the visitor's locker room, it was more like the Carolina Panthers vs. Sonny Jurgensen, Sam Huff and Bobby Mitchell. Newton and the Panthers broke a five-game losing streak Sunday, topping Griffin and the penalty-prone Washington Redskins 21-13, prompting coach Mike Shanahan to essentially throw in the towel on the season. Newton threw for 201 yards, ran for 37, played part of the game with a bloodied thumb and didn't look his usual disconsolate self when he sat with the familiar white towel on his head between drives.
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October 7, 2012
Robert Griffin III isn't the type of quarterback to run out of bounds, and Sean Weatherspoon knew it. The Atlanta Falcons linebacker kept up the pursuit and went for the tackle. His upper body rammed into the helmet of the rookie who doesn't shy from contact. Griffin was down and done. A mild concussion, according to Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan. On a day in which the Falcons' usually powerful offense was a bit out of sync, the defense had made a play that changed the game.
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September 30, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - With the game on the line, Robert Griffin III moved the Washington Redskins right down the field and to the second victory of his young career. Billy Cundiff redeemed himself for a horrible day kicking, making a 41-yard field goal with 3 seconds remaining and the Redskins snapped a two-game losing streak with a 24-22 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Cundiff missed three earlier attempts, including a 31-yarder that wound have put the Redskins (2-2)
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September 29, 2012
Whether it's throwing the football or tucking it to run, Robert Griffin III and Josh Freeman are committed to one thing: winning. Unlike the Washington Redskins (1-2), who've tailored their system to the strengths of the No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft and are leading the NFL in scoring, the sputtering Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-2) have yet to establish an identity on offense with their young, strong-armed quarterback. “The team is scoring 33 points a game, so we're being pretty successful when it comes to scoring points.
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September 23, 2012
On the first play of the game, quarterback Andy Dalton lined up wide right, rookie receiver Mohamed Sanu took the shotgun snap, and A.J. Green darted downfield to haul in a 73-yard touchdown pass. "It's tough overthrowing that man," Sanu said. "I just put it where he could go get it. " The Washington Redskins fans came to see some razzle-dazzle in Robert Griffin III's home debut. They saw Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals do it better. Sanu-to-Green was just the opening statement in a game full of innovative plays, fancy moves and mood swings.
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September 16, 2012
After the St. Louis Rams lost their opener in the final seconds at Detroit, coach Jeff Fisher was showered with praise and compliments from friends and admirers for what almost happened. Attaboys, Fisher could do without. "I'm getting texts and emails from everybody across the country saying 'Great job!'" Fisher griped. "Well, what do you mean, great job? We lost by four points. " It was a great way to make a point to the NFL's youngest roster, featuring 17 rookies. No sense in being satisfied when the bottom line is 0-1. A great way to get the upcoming opponent's attention, too. "Look at what he has done so far," Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said.
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September 12, 2012
Robert Griffin III proved he can be nearly as entertaining behind a podium as he is on a football field. The NFL's newest wunderkind fielded questions Wednesday about his white arm sleeve, his ability to throw left-handed, throwing a block, jewelry offers, a certain covered-up swoosh and, of course, the sudden all-the-rage pose known as “Griffining.” “Who would have thought getting knocked on your butt and throwing a touchdown would start...
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