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NFL Notes: Robert Griffin III, Eagles, Redskins

Robert Griffin III

Former Redskins QB Robert Griffin III mentioned during an interview with Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier on 106.7 The Fan on Monday that he was drafted by a coach who didn’t want him and a team that wasn’t sold on him.

“I don’t really feel like I was really drafted into a situation that was really conducive for me to be the best player that I could be,” Griffin said, via USA Today.

“I was drafted to a team with a coach who didn’t want me, with an organization that wasn’t sold on me. And I think when you make that many trades or trade that many picks, you don’t do that for a guy that you’re not sold on. I think that’s a situation that really hampered me thus far in my career.

RGIII believes both he and Colin Kaepernick should both be playing in the NFL right now based on their prior production and ability.

“The way the game is played and just to see the amount of quarterbacks that have gone down this year, I would say that there’s no way that myself and Kap wouldn’t be in the league,” Griffin said. “If you look at it from a stat standpoint, we should definitely be in the league.

“If you look at it from a talent standpoint, we should definitely be in the league. I think it comes down to the teams, ultimately. And at this time, the teams don’t want to (sign) myself or Kap, and that’s just the way it is.

We have him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.

Eagles

  • According to Tom Pelissero, Eagles LT Jason Peters underwent successful surgery on Monday to repair a torn ACL in his knee.
  • Pelissero points out that the restructured contract signed by the Eagles and Peters this past June included him $4.5M of his 2018 salary guaranteed for injury, which will now become fully guaranteed in March.

Redskins

  • Ian Rapoport reports that the Redskins hope to get LT Trent Williams‘ knee to calm down. While Williams is considered “week-to-week” the expectation is that he will have a multi-week absence.
  • Redskins HC Jay Gruden said Monday that if he had to guess now, TE Jordan Reed won’t play in Week 9’s game after suffering a hamstring injury on Sunday. (John Keim)
  • According to Gruden, DL Matt Ioannidis (hand) will undergo surgery on Wednesday for a fractured fourth metacarpal. Gruden still believes he could again this season.

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