Redskins To Part With RGIII




The Redskins are done with Robert Griffin III. That has been made obvious, but other NFL teams are interested in the 2012 Rookie of the Year.

According to NFL Media, the Redskins will release Griffin at the end of the season after being unable to trade him. Once he hits the free-agent market, Griffin will have plenty of suitors.

The Texans, Eagles and Cowboys are reportedly interested in Griffin, who was praised this year by the Redskins coaching staff for how he handled his demotion behind Kirk Cousins but would cherish a fresh start with a new team.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport also said Saints coach Sean Payton has some interest in Griffin, either having Griffin in New Orleans or "wherever Payton lands."

Griffin is a Texas native and was the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner at Baylor in Waco, some three hours up the Interstate from Houston. With a built-in fan base in the area, the quarterback-starved Texans would make a lot of sense. Likewise, the Cowboys aren't far from where RGIII made his name and struggled mightily this season after starting quarterback Tony Romo went down with a broken collarbone.

Putting a mobile Griffin in Chip Kelly's Eagles offense could be interesting, and Griffin could conceivably compete with Sam Bradford for the starting job. In Dallas or New Orleans, Griffin would likely be a backup to Romo or Drew Brees, respectively.

It's no secret Griffin wants to be a starter, and Houston may give him the best opportunity to do so because the Texans don't have an established starter. - Ron Clements - SportingNews


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