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Redskins Bench RGIII for McCoy

Redskins Bench RGIII for McCoy

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(ASHBURN, Va) -- Push has come to shove as the Redskins have decided to bench Robert Griffin III in favor of Colt McCoy this Sunday when Washington will face Indianapolis.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Griffin will not play this weekend, but remains a part of the team's long term plans. 

Griffin has struggled this season. He has missed six games after suffering a dislocated ankle in week 2. In the five games he has started, Griffin has completed 69.7% of his passes for 869 yards while throwing two touchdowns and three interceptions. Additionally, he has been sacked 16 times. The team is 1-4 in those five starts.

McCoy made his only start of the season against the Dallas Cowboys on October 27. He completed 25 of 30 passes for 299 yards with one interception and a rushing touchdown in a game that saw the Redskins defeat the Cowboys 20-17.

 

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Jay Gruden Puts the Pressure on Robert Griffin III

Jay Gruden Puts the Pressure on Robert Griffin III

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Jay Gruden's first year as the head coach of the Washington Redskins isn't going as smoothly as he had hoped, and now he's speaking out against his quarterback, Robert Griffin III.

In four starts this season, Griffin has yet to resemble the same player who electrified the NFL during his rookie year in 2012 as he's dealt with various injuries and ineffectiveness.

The Redskins won the NFC East in 2012, but have gone just 6-20 since. Gruden is putting the heat on Griffin to step up and perform like the player the franchise drafted him to be.

"He's auditioned long enough," Gruden told NFL.com. "Clock's ticking. He's gotta play.

"We'll see. ... We want Robert to excel, we really do. But the last two games, it hasn't been very good, anywhere. We gotta play better around him. And the biggest thing for us as playcallers, and for him, we just have to come together and jell with plays he's comfortable with. That takes time. But we don't have a lot of time."

Griffin has thrown just two touchdown this season to go along with four turnovers.

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Vikings Defeat Redskins 29-26 in Griffin’s Return

Vikings Defeat Redskins 29-26 in Griffin’s Return

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS, MN) -- Sunday marked the return of Robert Griffin III as quarterback of the Washington Redskins.

The Vikings were not impressed, as they beat up the Redskins 29-26 at home.

Rookie Teddy Bridgewater continues to improve as he led four scoring drives, three of which were capped by Matt Asiata touchdown runs.  Bridgewater finished the day 26-42 for 268 yards and one touchdown pass.

Griffin had a good day, but it wasn't good enough. He was 18-28 for 251 yards and one touchdown, but was also sacked five times and threw an inteception. There were good signs, though, for the former second overall pick, who had missed the last six weeks with a dislocated ankle.

The Vikings now move to 4-5 as they continue to play hard for rookie head coach Mike Zimmer.  The loss sends the Redskins to 3-6.  

 

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Robert Griffin III Exits with Dislocated Ankle

Robert Griffin III Exits with Dislocated Ankle

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(LANDOVER, Md.) -- The Washington Redskins (1-1) dominated Jacksonville, 41-10 on Sunday, but did it without starting quarterback Robert Griffin III. The third-year signal caller was carted off the field after suffering a dislocated ankle in the first quarter.

Backup quarterback Kirk Cousins played admirably in relief, throwing for 250 yards and two touchdowns in the win over the Jaguars (0-2).

Griffin is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday, but could miss the remainder of the season.

"I'm just trying to stay in a good place," said Griffin. "Our spirits are high. We're always thinking positive. We'll see what happens tomorrow and whatever information comes out, we'll know what the timetable is from there."

This marks the second time in his career that Griffin faces a potential season-ending injury. In 2012, Griffin suffered a torn ACL in his right knee, forcing him to miss the final four games of the regular season. 

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Jadeveon Clowney Prepares for Robert Griffin III

Jadeveon Clowney Prepares for Robert Griffin III

Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- Texans rookie linebacker Jadeveon Clowney is good to go on Sunday and is looking forward to playing in his first NFL regular season game against the Washington Redskins.

Clowney will have a tough task at hand in running down quarterback Robert Griffin III.

"One of the best running quarterbacks in the league I think," Clowney said of RG3. "You gotta be ready to contain him in the pocket because he can get out there and cause havoc, he can run pretty fast."

"I'm just treating it like another game," the first-overall pick said Thursday. "Just go out there and take one play at a time and just do my assignment."

Clowney said his entire family will be in attendance, but he isn't worried about any added pressure during his regular season debut.

"I'm not really nervous, I'm just ready to get to it," Clowney said.  "Something I've been waiting for my whole life."

Clowney missed the final two preseason games, but had three tackles for a loss, a sack and a quarterback hit in the first two games against the Cardinals and Falcons.

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ESPN: Kirk Cousins is Open to a Trade

ESPN: Kirk Cousins is Open to a TradeMatt Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  The NFL offseason hasn't officially begun for everyone, but the Washington Redskins are already making headlines. The team has made it clear that Robert Griffin III will be their starting quarterback moving...

Robert Griffin III Takes to Facebook to Address Critics

Robert Griffin III Takes to Facebook to Address CriticsRonald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After becoming one of the most popular rookies in the NFL last season, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was heavily scrutinized in his sophomore year and he recently addressed all of his criti...

Redskins Fire Head Coach Mike Shanahan

Redskins Fire Head Coach Mike ShanahanAl Messerschmidt/Getty Images(ASHBURN, VA.) -- After a tumultuous run, the Mike Shanahan-era is over in Washington as the Redskins have fired their embattled head coach on Monday morning. "Redskins fans deserve a better result," owner Dan Snyder said ...

Robert Griffin III Benched

Robert Griffin III BenchedRonald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Kirk Cousins will start against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Robert Griffin III has been benched. The Redskins (3-10) fell to the Chiefs 45-10 last Sunday and head coach Mike Shanahan hinted at benching Griff...

Redskins’ Mike Shanahan Considering Sitting RG3 Rest of the Season

Redskins’ Mike Shanahan Considering Sitting RG3 Rest of the SeasonAl Messerschmidt/Getty Images(ASHBURN, Va.) -- With the Washington Redskins falling further and further down the standings, head coach Mike Shanahan is considering sitting quarterback Robert Griffin III for the rest of the season to avoid an injury. "I...

Comeback Win Keeps Giants Alive

Comeback Win Keeps Giants AliveElsa/Getty Images(LANDOVER, Md.) -- The New York Giants scored 10 points in the fourth quarter to defeat division rival Washington 24-17 on Sunday night and keep their hopes for a playoff berth alive. New York, winners of five of their last six, improv...

49ers Rip Redskins 27-6

49ers Rip Redskins 27-6Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(LANDOVER, Md.) --  In a clash of stellar second-year NFL quarterbacks, it was Colin Kaepernick who had the upper hand. Kaepernick threw for 235 yards and three touchdowns as the San Francisco 49ers clobbered the W...

Vikings Get Past Redskins, 34-27 on “Thursday Night Football”

Vikings Get Past Redskins, 34-27 on “Thursday Night Football”Tom Dahlin/Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) -- If the Washington Redskins hope they make it back to the playoffs this season, they now face a steep uphill battle after their 34-27 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday. Adrian Peterson led the way for the ...

Broncos Score 31 in the Fourth to Roll Past Redskins, 45-21

Broncos Score 31 in the Fourth to Roll Past Redskins, 45-21Steve Nehf/ The Denver Post (DENVER) -- Down 21-14 after the third quarter, the Denver Broncos scored 31 fourth-quarter points as they ended up rolling past the Washington Redskins, 45-21. Peyton Manning threw three interceptions and lost a fumble but ...

Redskins Outlast Bears 45-41

Redskins Outlast Bears 45-41Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(LANDOVER, Md.) --  Roy Helu rushed for three touchdowns, his last one with 45 seconds remaining to help the Washington Redskins outlast the Chicago Bears 45-41 on Sunday. Robert Griffin III threw for 298 yards with tw...

Cowboys Dominate Redskins 31-16

Cowboys Dominate Redskins 31-16Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- The Dallas Cowboys showed why special teams can be special. Cowboys return man Dwayne Harris had an 86-yard punt return touchdown and a 90-yard kickoff return that set up Tony Romo's only touchdown pass...

Cowboys Looking to Bounce Back Against Redskins

Cowboys Looking to Bounce Back Against RedskinsRonald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Dallas Cowboys will host the Washington Redskins on Sunday night in a NFC East divisional showdown. The Cowboys are coming off a tough 51-48 loss to the Broncos last week, but their head coach Jason Garrett...

Rodgers Lights Up Washington in Green Bay Win

Rodgers Lights Up Washington in Green Bay WinTom Lynn /Getty Images(GREEN BAY, Wis.) -- Aaron Rodgers made sure the Green Bay Packers didn't start the season 0-2. Rodgers completed 34-of-42 passes for a career-high 480 yards and four touchdowns, as the Packers blitzed the Washington Redskins 38...

Eagles Hold On to Top Redskins in Chip Kelly’s Debut

Eagles Hold On to Top Redskins in Chip Kelly’s DebutJonathan Newton / The Washington Post(LANDOVER, Md.) -- The Chip Kelly era in Philadelphia started with a bang. The Eagles stormed out to a 33-6 lead and then held off the Washington Redskins, 33-27 on Monday night. Philadelphia rattled off 77 offensiv...

Robert Griffin III Will Start Monday Night

Robert Griffin III Will Start Monday NightRonald Martinez/Getty Images(ASHBURN, Va) -- Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan has named Robert Griffin III the team's starting quarterback for its Week 1 game versus the Philadelphia Eagles. Griffin had surgery almost eight months ago on th...
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