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Redskins Benching Robert Griffin III & Starting Colt McCoy


ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Redskins HC Jay Gruden has informed the team that QB Colt McCoy will start Sunday’s game against the Colts.


ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported that the Washington Redskins are benching Robert Griffin III for Week 13’s game against the Colts and will instead be starting Colt McCoy.

  • Sources tell Schefter that RGIII remains a “significant” part of Washington’s long-term plans, but they still plan on going with McCoy this weekend.
  • Interestingly enough, Schefter’s admitted that going with McCoy may “not last long.”

The Redskins reportedly have high hopes for the offseason seeing as they have all of their draft picks and plenty cap space to work with.

Schefter mentions that owner Dan Snyder and general manager Bruce Allen plan to “strike this off-season, spend big-time dollars and improve its roster.

As for Griffins future, the Redskins believe they can get him turned around with patience and building the team around him during the offseason.

Earlier in the day, HC Jay Gruden didn’t exactly offer a great endorsement of RGIII remaining the team’s starter.

“Well, we want to beat Indianapolis,” Gruden said, via Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post. “We want to win every game. And I have to put the people in there who [are] gonna help us win those games. And we’re gonna seriously go down and look at this film, look at last week’s film, look at Minnesota’s film, look at Houston’s film, and try to put a plan together that will help him succeed. Or we’ll have to find out if somebody else is there that can help us beat Indianapolis instead.”

Washington is expected to officially announce the move on Wednesday.

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