December 2012 - Washington Redskins Wiretap

Redskins Expect Griffin To Run As Needed Against Cowboys

Dec 29, 2012 5:15 PM

Robert Griffin III had just four rushing yards last week against the Eagles, his first game back since suffering a mild sprain of his lateral collateral ligament in his right knee.

Kyle Shanahan didn't take his lack of running as a sign that he was unable to run the ball effectively.

"We ran a bunch of [quarterback] keepers in the game and he still scrambled a few times that I thought he looked good on," said Shanhan. "So I thought he was running all right.”

The Redskins expect Griffin to be able to the ball as needed against the Cowboys.

“We held him back some” against the Eagles, Shanahan said. “But it was more the game plan, from a schematic standpoint. We ran him here and there, not as much… but he got a couple opportunities. I think he gets healthier each week. It’s only natural to get better. We’ll see what happens this week.”

Mark Maske/Washington Post

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Full List Of 2012 Pro Bowlers

Dec 27, 2012 12:10 PM

The following players have been voted to the 2012 Pro Bowl.

AFC Offense

Quarterbacks — Tom Brady, New England Patriots; Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos; Matt Schaub, Houston Texans

Running backs — Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs; Arian Foster, Houston Texans; Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens

Fullback — Vonta Leach, Baltimore Ravens

Wide receivers — A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals; Andre Johnson, Houston Texans; Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts; Wes Welker, New England Patriots

Tight ends — Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots; Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers

Tackles — Duane Brown, Houston Texans; Ryan Clady, Denver Broncos; Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns; Marshall Yanda, Baltimore Ravens

Guards — Logan Mankins, New England Patriots; Wade Smith, Houston Texans

Centers — Chris Myers, Houston Texans; Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh Steelers

AFC Defense

Ends — Elvis Dumervil, Denver Broncos; Cameron Wake, Miami Dolphins; J.J. Watt, Houston Texans

Interior linemen — Geno Atkins, Cincinnati Bengals; Haloti Ngata, Baltimore Ravens; Vince Wilfork, New England Patriots

Outside linebackers — Tamba Hali, Kansas City Chiefs; Robert Mathis, Indianapolis Colts; Von Viller, Denver Broncos

Inside/middle linebackers — Derrick Johnson, Kansas City Chiefs; Jerod Mayo, New England Patriots

Cornerbacks — Champ Bailey, Denver Broncos; Antonio Cromartie, New York Jets; Johnathan Joseph, Houston Texans

Strong safeties — Eric Berry, Kansas City Chiefs; LaRon Landry, New York Jets

Free safety — Ed Reed, Baltimore

AFC Specialists

Placekicker — Phil Dawson, Cleveland Browns

Punter — Dustin Colquitt, Kansas City Chiefs

Kick returner — Jacoby Jones, Baltimore Ravens

Special team — Matthew Slater, New England Patriots

NFC Offense

Quarterbacks — Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins; Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers; Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

Running backs — Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers; Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks; Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings

Fullback — Jerome Felton, Minnesota Vikings

Wide receivers — Victor Cruz, New York Giants; Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions; Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons; Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears

Tight ends — Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta Falcons; Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys

Tackles — Russell Okung, Seattle Seahawks; Joe Staley, San Francisco 49ers; Trent Williams, Washington Redskins

Guards — Jahri Evans, New Orleans Saints; Mike Iupati, San Francisco 49ers; Chris Snee, New York Giants

Centers — Jeff Saturday, Green Bay Packers; Max Unger, Seattle Seahawks

NFC Defense

Ends — Jared Allen, Minnesota Vikings; Julius Peppers, Chicago Bears; Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants

Interior linemen — Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Henry Melton, Chicago Bears; Justin Smith, San Francisco 49ers

Outside linebackers — Clay Matthews, Green Bay Packers; Aldon Smith, San Francisco 49ers; DeMarcus Ware, Dallas Cowboys

Inside/middle linebackers — NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco 49ers; Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers

Cornerbacks — Tim Jennings, Chicago Bears; Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals; Charles Tillman, Chicago Bears

Strong safeties — Donte Whitner, San Francisco 49ers

Free safeties — Dashon Goldson, San Francisco 49ers; Earl Thomas, Seattle Seahawks

NFC Specialists

Placekicker — Blair Walsh, Minnesota Vikings

Punter — Thomas Morstead, New Orleans Saints

Kick returner — Leon Washington, Seattle Seahawks

Special team — Lorenzo Alexander, Washington Redskins

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Griffin Expected To Play Against Eagles

Dec 20, 2012 7:34 PM

Robert Griffin III is expected to start for the Washington Redskins in Week 16 against the Eagles.

"I like what I see," Mike Shanahan said. "If there is no setback, he should be ready to go."

Griffin sat out Sunday's win over the Browns due to a sprained right knee.


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Cousins To Start At QB For Redskins

Dec 15, 2012 9:43 PM

Robert Griffin III will not start for the Washington Redskins on Sunday against the Browns.

Backup rookie Krik Cousins will start at quarterback.

Doctors weren't entirely comfortable, as much as Griffin wanted to play.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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Griffin Encouraged By Progress On Knee

Dec 12, 2012 5:50 PM

Robert Griffin III is optimistic he will play on Sunday against the Browns.

"Sunday night, I thought there was probably no chance that I could play the next week," Griffin said. "And then Monday morning, I felt better about it. Yesterday, I felt better about it. And today I feel really good about it, so it just depends on if I continue to progress the way I am."

Griffin suffered a knee sprain last week against the Ravens.

"I can't tell you all that," said Griffin when asked if he expects to play. "First, I don't want to give the Cleveland Browns a competitive advantage. And I don't want to let anybody down, so I don't want to say that I'll be playing and end up not playing."


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Griffin Participates In Individual Drills

Dec 12, 2012 12:37 PM

Robert Griffin III participated in individual drills during the Washington Redskins' practice on Wednesday.

Griffin had a slight limp as he walked.

Griffin is nursing a sprained LCL in his right knee suffered in Sunday’s game against the Ravens.

Griffin has not yet been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Browns.

Mike Jones/Washington Post

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Source: Redskins Haven't Ruled Out Griffin Starting

Dec 11, 2012 12:48 PM

Pierre Garcon said that Kirk Cousins will start on Sunday for the Washington Redskins against the Cleveland Browns, but a source says that Robert Griffin III hasn't been ruled out yet.

Griffin suffered a mild knee sprain in the Redskins' win on Sunday over the Ravens.

“Now we have a little bit tougher task,” Garcon said on ESPN. “We have Kirk starting. We have to play well around Kirk so Kirk doesn’t feel like he has to try to save the team. We have to help him to be as comfortable as possible.”

Mark Maske/Washington Post

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Redskins Improve To 6-1 With Garcon Playing

Dec 9, 2012 11:49 PM

Pierre Garcon caught the Washington Redskins game-tying touchdown from Kirk Cousins with 29 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens.

The Redskins are now 6-1 in games Garcon has played.

Garcon has 28 catches for 437 yards and four touchdowns in those seven games.

“I don’t think I’ve made any spectacular difference,” he said. “I just try to go out there and play hard, just giving it everything I got. I think the guys see that, and they’re happy and when a guy goes extremely hard, it kind of motivates you to go hard."

Mike Jones/Washington Post

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Griffin Sprains Knee, No Major Damage

Dec 9, 2012 11:44 PM

Robert Griffin III suffered a sprained right knee during the fourth quarter of the Washington Redskins' overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens.

Griffin's availability for next week is unclear, but an X-ray and MRI revealed no major damage to the knee, including major ligaments.

Griffin left the field for one play and returned for four more before dropping to the ground in pain.

"I still felt like I could go out and help the team win," Griffin said after the game. "I feel pretty good. I'll fight."

Dan Loumena/Los Angeles Times

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Russell Wilson Nearly Became Backup For Luck Or Griffin

Dec 7, 2012 2:07 PM

Sources say there were at least three teams, possibly more, that intended to draft Russell Wilson shortly after the Seattle Seahawks selected him with the 75th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

The Eagles would have picked Wilson at No. 88, the pick they used on Nick Foles.

The Colts would have selected Wilson to become Andrew Luck's backup at 92nd. T.Y. Hilton was picked at that point by Indianapolis.

The Redskins also would have picked Wilson at 102nd overall and instead went with Kirk Cousins. Cousins is the backup to Robert Griffin III.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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Redskins' Cedric Griffin Suspended Four Games
Cedric Griffin joined the Redskins this season at cornerback.

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Griffin Ranks 1st In Play Action Yards, Last In Non-Play Action
Robert Griffin III has been a far better passer when the Redskins call play action.

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