Washington Releases Robert Griffin III

3:05pm: Washington has officially issued a press release announcing that Griffin has been cut. The team also confirmed several other cuts reported today, including Jason Hatcher and Jeron Johnson.

9:40am: Washington has released RG3, per Mike Jones of The Washington Post (on Twitter). A formal announcement from the team is presumably forthcoming.

9:36am: Washington will inform Robert Griffin III today of his release, sources tell Dianna Marie Russini of ESPN (on Twitter). Griffin’s salary was slated to become fully guaranteed on Wednesday.Robert Griffin III

Washington was in no rush to release Griffin since his $16.155MM salary for 2016 was to remain non-guaranteed until the start of the league year. At one time, a trade thought to be somewhat possible, but Washington apparently couldn’t find a proper deal.

In nine games in 2014, Griffin finished with 1,694 passing yards, four touchdowns and six interceptions. He added 176 yards on the ground. Last season, Griffin did not see the field as the team shifted its focus towards Kirk Cousins at quarterback. Griffin’s release has long been considered to be an inevitability.

At least two teams have talked to Washington about a trade this winter, so we can expect the Baylor product to field calls this week. Recently, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com identified the Chiefs, Eagles, 49ers, Broncos, and Cowboys as possible suitors for Griffin.

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  1. Thronson5

    I think with the 9ers getting Anyhony Davis back and them planning on fixing the line and Chip in town they should sign him to a one year contract worth hardly any money with maybe some incentives and trade Kaep or release him. You never know but I think he can do something with that system. If he doesn’t then go back to Gabbert and draft a QB

  2. Z-A

    RG3 – Cowboys… 4 year deal, 3 M per, 500k bonus for each game started and 1 M bonus for each playoff game started. Roster bonus 1 M for each year he’s on the roster after year 1. Lowest He’d earn is 3-4M, Most would be 17M.

    • UnanymousSuperBowler

      RG3 hasnt been great since his injury , i doubt he would be an upgrade to an elite status by replacing romo but he definitely wont be on injured reserve as much as tony


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