Griffin passed an exit physical, paving the road for his release, Albert Breer of NFL Network reports.
The drop-dead date for Washington to cut the quarterback is March 9, when Griffin's $16.155 option becomes fully guaranteed. The organization is clearly uninterested in devoting such funds to a reserve after Kirk Cousins helmed the offense with aplomb in 2015. Once Griffin reaches the open market, he likely still boasts enough of his noted athleticism to be of interest, though it should be noted that he hasn't taken a snap since 2014.
Griffin is expected to be released by the Washington Redskins this offseason, The Washington Post reports.
Griffin was active for just one game this season after being demoted to Washington's No. 3 quarterback prior to the campaign. With teammate Kirk Cousins establishing himself as the Redskins' long-term starter, Griffin is reportedly no longer in the team's plans going forward. If he's indeed released this offseason, Griffin is expected to garner decent interest as a free agent, as his dynamic potential should counter any concerns prospective suitors might have.
Griffin is active for the first time this season Sunday against the Jets.
Kirk Cousins will still draw the start, so Griffin is far from being able to contribute to fantasy teams as long as the former is healthy.
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III took reps with the second team Monday due to a foot injury sustained by chief backup Colt McCoy , the Washington Post has reported.
Griffin has been third string and inactive all season. There are few details on the McCoy injury but Griffin might be one step closer to seeing the field this week.
Griffin has fallen out of favor in Washington and is listed as the third quarterback behind Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy. A concussion had him out of the opener, but he was a healthy scratch in Week 2.
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