Robert Griffin III RUMORS & NEWS

  • Browns will give RGIII four out of five first-team reps

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s PED policy is sufficiently effective to ensnare players who use supplements that contain banned substances. However, the PED policy has yet to catch many (if any) actual cheaters. Those observations hinge on the honesty of the stream of PED offenders who claim they used a supplement..." July 26

  • Former Redskins teammate not a big fan of Robert Griffin III

    Sportsnaut "To say that Robert Griffin III was a divisive figure during his four-year tenure with the Washington Redskins would be an understatement. Griffin III saw his career get off to a rock-solid start, as he led Washington to a division title as a rookie. Since suffering a late-season injury that..." July 20

  • “Odds are very, very high,” RG3 is starting QB, says Mary Kay Cabot

    Dawgs By Nature "The Hue Jackson — Robert Griffin III marriage is apparently still in its honeymoon period.’s Mary Kay Cabot spoke with CSN Mid-Atlantic, reporting that Jackson and the Browns are desperate to start the newly signed quarterback. (You can watch the full interview here) How..." July 05

  • Browns ‘all in’ on Robert Griffin III, no short leash

    Sportsnaut "Robert Griffin III is almost certainly going to get his shot at NFL redemption this season with the Cleveland Browns as the leader of the offense in Week 1. Mary Kay Cabot of CSN Mid-Atlantic is reporting the Browns are “all in” on Griffin this year and want him to start. “I think the..." July 02

  • Kirk Cousins fires a shot at Robert Griffin III with a wedding photo

    Sporting News "Kirk Cousins has always been a chip-on-his-shoulder guy. We know this. The Redskins drafted Robert Griffin III and the former Michigan State QB in the same year, spending three first rounders and a second in a trade with the Rams to move up to No. 2 overall and select Griffin — before drafting..." June 30

  • Tony Grossi see Robert Griffin as “underwhelming” in offseason workouts

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns have yet to hand quarterback Robert Griffin III the starting job, because they want him to earn it. If he truly is required to earn it, the question now becomes whether he actually will. Tony Grossi of has covered the Browns for decades. He shared his assessment of..." June 27

  • Robert Griffin III Yet To Impress At QB For Browns

    Steelers Depot "Rather than go all in for the quarterback position during the 2016 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns instead opted to accumulate picks, trading away their second-overall selection, with which they could have used to draft Carson Wentz. Trading back to 15, they also passed on the opportunity to trade..." June 25

  • Bernie Kosar says RG3 was 'phenomenal' at the Cleveland Browns practice he watched

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Bernie Kosar liked what he saw when he was invited by head coach Hue Jackson to watch the Browns practice nearly three weeks ago in Berea. Kosar, who was on hand Wednesday for the grand opening of a restaurant at the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, where he has a steakhouse, said he is a..." June 16

  • The Ongoing Growth of Griffin

    SI "To the outside world, it seemed that Robert Griffin arrived in Cleveland weighed down with four years of baggage from a most unusual run as franchise savior-turned-bust in D.C. Good thing for the star-crossed quarterback, his new head coach never looked at it like that. “I said this to all..." June 09

  • RGIII is deliberately throwing the ball at people's garages to prove he's 'coachable'

    SB Nation "Robert Griffin III has been showing off his arm in an unusual way during the Cleveland Browns' mandatory minicamp: launching the ball over the practice facility's 16-foot fence, sometimes even hitting neighbors' garages. On Wednesday, Griffin told reporters he was doing it deliberately, and he has..." June 08

  • Mike Shanahan: I didn’t think trading up for RG3 was very smart

    The Undefeated "The Cleveland Browns are just going through the motions — it’s still April — but the team’s newest quarterback is attacking his drills like a drowning man determined to stay afloat. As he drops back, Robert Griffin III has never displayed better footwork. Over and over again, he sets the correct..." May 21

  • Washington Owner Dan Snyder Ruined His Own Quarterback Star

    Bleacher Report "It's difficult to fault Robert Griffin III for being egomaniacal when his own egomaniacal owner pushed him to be egomaniacal. We always suspected that Washington owner Dan Snyder had enabled Griffin. We now know, thanks to an excellently reported piece from The Undefeated's Jason Reid, that..." May 20

  • The Puzzling Plummet of RGIII

    The Undefeated "The Cleveland Browns are just going through the motions — it’s still April — but the team’s newest quarterback is attacking his drills like a drowning man determined to stay afloat. As he drops back, Robert Griffin III has never displayed better footwork. Over and over again, he sets the correct..." May 18

  • Browns think RGIII can be more than just a bridge guy "The Browns might be one of the most interesting teams in the NFL this offseason, but for all the right reasons this time around. A new brain trust turned a No. 2 pick into a bevy of potential foundational pieces and are leaving themselves plenty of options when it comes to their quarterback of the..." May 14

  • Browns say Cody Kessler will compete with Robert Griffin III for starting job 'and is not a guy I would sleep on'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns head of football operations Sashi Brown disagreed with the notion that third-round quarterback Cody Kessler doesn't pose much of a threat to Robert Griffin III. "I beg to differ with that,'' Brown said at his draft wrap-up press conference Saturday night.. "I do think Cody is a guy that..." May 01

  • Robert Griffin III hopes Josh Gordon ‘understands the situation that he’s in and what’s at stake’

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III hopes wide receiver Josh Gordon realizes his NFL career is on the line. Griffin would like to reunite with his friend and former Baylor University teammate in Cleveland, but it won’t happen unless Gordon gets his life in order. The NFL denied Gordon’s..." April 22

  • Browns say draft trade doesn't guarantee starting job for Robert Griffin III

    Sporting News "Just because the Browns traded out of the No. 2 spot in next week's NFL Draft, that doesn't mean they've selected Robert Griffin III as their starting quarterback. The team's executive vice president of football operations, Sashi Brown, said Thursday the Browns will have a camp competition..." April 22

  • Mike Shanahan: Signing with Browns was in RG3's 'best interest'

    The Score "Robert Griffin III experienced great success as a rookie under Mike Shanahan in 2012, setting multiple records and guiding the Washington Redskins to the playoffs. As Griffin looks to revive his career, Shanahan thinks his former pupil made the right decision by signing with the Cleveland..." April 01

  • Mike Shanahan recommended Robert Griffin III to Rams

    Larry Brown Sports "Mike Shanahan and Robert Griffin III, by most accounts, had a difficult relationship together in Washington. It didn’t stop Shanahan from giving Griffin a good word when the quarterback was searching for a new job, though. Shanahan told ESPN 980 in Washington D.C. that he’d recommended Griffin..." March 30

  • Hue Jackson: RG3 'knows he played a big part' in his undoing in Washington

    CBS Sports "This could be Robert Griffin III's last chance at NFL redemption. The second overall pick in 2012 had a stellar rookie season in Washington but injuries derailed that early success, and by August 2015, he had been benched permanently for Kirk Cousins. Griffin signed with the Browns last week..." March 28

  • 10 percent of Griffin’s pay is tied to being on the game-day roster

    Pro Football Talk "The details are in on the Robert Griffin III contract with the Browns. For a change, they mesh with the value that was originally reported: two years, $15 million. With a 10-percent caveat. Of the $7.5 million base amount for each year, $750,000 is tied to Griffin’s ability to suit up every..." March 28

  • Robert Griffin III will work this week with QB expert Tom House

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III will make a House call this week to try to get his mechanics back on track, a source told Griffin, signed by the Browns to a two-year, $15 million deal on Friday, will head to Los Angeles to work with noted quarterback expert Tom House, a..." March 26

  • Ex-NFL coach: Robert Griffin III's issues 'are from the neck up'

    Washington Post "Robert Griffin III has now moved on, landing in Cleveland, the cradle of quarterbacking and revival and pro football success. Meanwhile, nothing else has changed. D.C. sports fans continue to argue with each other about the quarterback’s Redskins tenure, a discussion that seems likely to outlast..." March 26

  • RG3: If Browns draft QB, I'll take him 'under my wing' "Signing with the Browns had to be an exciting moment for Robert Griffin III, who got a deal that can be worth as much as $22 million if he can recapture a glimpse of the player he was back in 2012. But Griffin learned from his time in Washington that these chances don't last forever -- and that..." March 25

  • Broncos were concerned about Robert Griffin’s character

    NBC News 9 Colorado "By itself, the Robert Griffin III contract agreement with the Cleveland Browns had no impact on the quarterback situation in Denver. RGIII became the Browns’ new backup quarterback after it became evident the Broncos weren’t interested in the former No. 2 overall draft pick out of Baylor. A..." March 25

  • Robert Griffin III will sign with the Cleveland Browns

    Yahoo! Sports "Had you told any Cleveland Browns fan at the end of the 2012 regular season that Robert Griffin III would be their quarterback in 2016, they’d have known their terrible quarterback woes were finally over. Well, maybe. What has been rumored for days will finally happen on Thursday and Griffin..." March 24

  • NFL coaches think Browns’ Hue Jackson could help revive Robert Griffin III’s career

    Akron Beacon Journal "Resurrecting the career of free-agent quarterback Robert Griffin III will likely require heavy lifting, but some members of the NFL’s coaching fraternity believe Hue Jackson has the necessary strength. Jackson and Griffin would join forces if the second overall pick in the 2012 draft signs with..." March 24

  • Teams expect Browns to sign RG3

    The Score "It appears increasingly likely that Robert Griffin III will soon be a member of the Cleveland Browns. A day after ESPN's Adam Schefter said the Browns are "definitely interested" in signing the former Washington Redskins passer, FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reported Wednesday that the prevailing..." March 23

  • Gary Kubiak: Robert Griffin III is 'part of the conversation' at QB

    ESPN "Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak acknowledged Tuesday morning that the reigning Super Bowl champions, who have a rare opening at quarterback, have taken a long look at Robert Griffin III. Speaking at the NFL owners meetings, Kubiak said the Broncos have evaluated Griffin and that the former..." March 22

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Continue to hear a mounting buzz about the Browns intent to sign RG3. Wouldn't be surprised at all if that came together this week

  • Browns are making calls to gather info about Robert Griffin III

    Pro Football Talk "Like the Jets a week ago, the Browns brought in quarterback Robert Griffin III for a visit. Like the Jets visit a week ago, Griffin’s visit to the Browns was aimed at allowing the team to do its due diligence regarding the second overall pick in the 2012 draft. Unlike the Jets, the Browns are..." March 20

  • Robert Griffin III visits the Browns

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns have been quiet this offseason, but they’ve just visited with one of the highest-profile players left in free agency. Quarterback Robert Griffin III met with the Browns today, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports." March 20

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    QB Robert Griffin III had dinner with Jets officials last night, and is meeting with the team again today at the facility, per sources.

  • Robert Griffin III could end up with 49ers

    Larry Brown Sports "Several teams have reportedly shown interest in signing Robert Griffin III, but the franchise that could make the most sense for the QB is the San Francisco 49ers. With it looking increasingly likely that Colin Kaepernick will be traded at some point in the near future, the 49ers could soon be..." March 12

  • Robert Griffin III reportedly will visit with Jets on Friday

    Washington Post "An East Coast team apparently has joined the Robert Griffin III free agent derby, as two sources told The Post’s Mark Maske the former Redskins quarterback will visit with the New York Jets Friday. As Maske wrote on Twitter, the Jets have their own free agent quarterback quandary as they..." March 11

  • RG3 would 'very much' like to play for the Rams

    Yahoo! Sports "Robert Griffin, since he was benched last summer, has lived on the periphery of the NFL. He is still around, but we haven't heard or seen much from him at all. He didn't play a snap last season. He hasn't posted anything on Twitter about his future, and it's hard to even remember when his last..." March 11

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Two players on the radar of the #Broncos now that Brock Osweiler is gone: RGIII and Colin Kaepernick.

  • RG3 on Broncos' list of possible replacements for Osweiler

    The Score "With Brock Osweiler reportedly headed to the Houston Texans as free agency gets under way, the Denver Broncos find themselves scrambling to find a new starter under center. Among those included on the team's list of potential replacements is now-former Washington Redskins quarterback Robert..." March 09

  • Chris Cooley: Robert Griffin III ‘was never willing to be friends with Kirk Cousins’

    Washington Post "Robert Griffin III is gone from the Redskins after four wildly up-and-down seasons, but it’s hard to make a clean break from someone who had such an outsized influence on your franchise. And so expect the stories (and headlines) about Griffin’s tenure here to continue for weeks if not longer, as..." March 09

  • Cooley: RG3 'was never willing to be friends with Kirk Cousins'

    The Score "The Robert Griffin III era officially came to a close on Monday after the Washington Redskins released the former second overall pick and naturally, stories about his downfall and struggles within the organization began to surface. Griffin leaves a team that appears set on quarterback Kirk..." March 08

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Redskins have released RGIII, source said. He's a free agent

  • Robert Griffin III officially released by the Redskins

    Today's Pigskin "Quarterback Robert Griffin III has officially been released by the Washington Redskins today, putting him on the free agent market. This was more than an expected move; it’s something that’s been in the works for weeks. The guy has already cleaned out his locker. Rumors have flown about where..." March 07

  • 'At least 10 teams' looking at Robert Griffin III in free agency

    CBS Sports "There is going to be a scramble for quarterbacks in free agency. And the top guy available might be a one-time savior for the Washington Redskins, one Robert Griffin III. The Redskins confirmed Griffin won't be back in 2016. Kirk Cousins' was given the franchise tag and already signed his..." March 04

  • Griffin trade still unlikely, even though Washington would take anything

    Pro Football Talk "Washington continues to hold out hope for a trade of Robert Griffin III, the only reason they haven’t already cut him. Per a league source, Washington would take anything they could get for Griffin — even a seventh-round draft pick. Last week, team president Bruce Allen said, “We’ve heard from..." February 29

  • Redskins have discussed RG3 trade with 'at least 2 teams'

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Many fans have wondered why the Redskins haven't released Robert Griffin III yet, as the team pursues trade options. Washington GM Scot McCloughan made clear he will look at all available options with RG3 before he is released, and since the team has until March 9 to make a decision, McCloughan..." February 26

  • Robert Griffin III to San Francisco? 49ers GM doesn't rule it out

    CBS Sports "Although 49ers general manager Trent Baalke promised that Colin Kaepernick would be on team's roster in 2016, he definitely didn't make any promises about who the 49ers starting quarterback would be for the upcoming season. It could be Kaepernick, it could be Blaine Gabbert, or it could turn..." February 24

  • Redskins' president on RGIII: 'We wish him well' "Robert Griffin III's time with the Washington Redskins is just about up. If there were any questions (there weren't) about whether the team would change gears and keep RGIII, president Bruce Allen shut them down Tuesday during an interview with The Mighty 1090 in San Diego. "Well, no. I see..." February 23

  • Report: Cowboys do not see Robert Griffin III as a fit

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dallas Cowboys are one of the teams that have been linked to Robert Griffin III since the conclusion of the 2015 season, but that does not mean they are actually interested in signing him. With Griffin almost certain to be dumped by the Washington Redskins in the near future, some have..." February 22

  • Redskins using RG3 as 'a pawn' in Cousins contract talks

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "After not taking a single snap during the 2015 season - and with a $16 million salary taking effect after March 9 - many wonder why Robert Griffin III still finds himself on the Redskins roster. Washington could have released Griffin immediately following the Super Bowl, allowing both team and..." February 21

  • Could the Broncos end up going with Robert Griffin or Colin Kaepernick?

    CBS Sports "The most fascinating storyline of the NFL offseason is the Broncos' quarterback situation. Despite being fresh off a Super Bowl 50 win, John Elway is in a precarious spot when it comes to the most important position on his roster. We know Peyton Manning won't be back. Peyton and his dad said as..." February 19