A pair of NFL personnel men told NFL Network's Albert Breer that they believe Redskins QB Robert Griffin's knee injury is the biggest reason for his regression this season. "The way I see it, I don’t think RG3 is healthy," 1 scout said. "I don’t think he has the same burst, the same acceleration, so you’re not seeing as much running, because he’s not healthy. That plays mentally as well, when he has to stand in the pocket and make throws. He’s wanting to be a playmaker, and he’s pressing, and trying to do too much." The other scout added, "Part of the deal on RG3 is the injury, and not playing in preseason. And that set him back." Griffin's numbers -- both passing and rushing -- are down across the board from 2012. He currently sits 11th in fantasy points among QBs after ranking 5th in points per game last year. Whether or not RG3 will bounce back in 2014 figures to be 1 of the biggest fantasy debates of the offseason.
Ravens backup QB Robert Griffin III sustained a hairline fracture in his right (throwing) thumb Saturday. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Griffin's expected to miss the entire preseason but return for Week 1. The situation obviously has almost no fantasy impact, unless you play preseason DFS.
The Ravens have signed QB Robert Griffin III, according to multiple reports. Griffin's obviously not a challenge to moribund-yet-deeply entrenched starter Joe Flacco. But it's noteworthy that Baltimore picked up RG3 while Ryan Mallett remains on the open market. Mallett backed up Flacco the past 2 seasons after arriving mid-2015. He started 2 games that year and appeared in 6 total (no starts) over the past 2 seasons. It might surprise a lot of folks that Griffin only just turned 28 in February. He obviously has plenty to prove, though, before we can consider him even a dynasty bench candidate at this point -- especially with the Ravens' lackluster pass-catching corps.
The Browns have released QB Robert Griffin, saving nearly $7 million against the 2017 salary cap. RG3 didn't even make it through a game last year before breaking his left shoulder. He returned for the final 4 games but totaled just 696 passing yards with 2 TDs and 2 INTs. Since his impressive 2012 rookie campaign, Griffin has thrown 22 TDs vs. 21 INTs. He'll need to settle for a backup gig on the open market.
Browns QB Robert Griffin (concussion) will start Sunday’s finale against the Steelers. He’s still looking for his 1st passing TD of the season and could get it against a Pittsburgh team with nothing to play for. RG3 remains just a QB2 flier.
Browns QB Robert Griffin has passed through the concussion protocol and will practice on Thursday, according to ESPN's Tony Grossi. HC Hue Jackson suggested earlier this week that he still believes RG3 might be the team's answer at QB, so we'd expect him to get the nod in Sunday's finale against the Steelers.
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