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Redskins Plan To Release QB Robert Griffin III

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Redskins plan to release QB Robert Griffin III at some point in the coming months.

According to Rapoport, it’s just a matter of time before Washington moves on from the No. 2 overall pick.

Interestingly enough, Rapoport mentions that it was important to owner Dan Synder to have RGIII on their roster all season.

This really shouldn’t come as a big surprise, considering that they kept him as their third string quarterback all season to prevent him from getting injured, which would active the injury guarantees in his contract.

Last we heard regarding RGIII, Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reported that he and Johnny Manziel have said that they would like to play for the Cowboys.

Griffin, 25, was in the final year of his four-year, $21,119,098 rookie contract when Washington elected to pick up his fifth-year option worth $16.2 million several months ago.

However, they elected to bench him and make RGIII their third-string quarterback to prevent him from getting injured while allowing Kirk Cousins to show what he can do with the opportunity.

In 2014, Griffin appeared in nine games and threw for 1,694 yards while completing 68.7 percent of his passes to go along with four touchdowns and six interceptions.