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Redskins add Rex Grossman

Mike Shanahan has acquired a new quarterback, albeit one who appeared in just one NFL game in 2009.

The Redskins reached an agreement this morning with former Bears and Texans quarterback Rex Grossman on a one-year deal. Adam Schefter of ESPN was the first to report the deal today.

PFT’s Mike Florio reported on March 5 that the Redskins were interested in Grossman, and a league source told PFT that the contract is for the league minimum salary, plus incentives.

Grossman and new Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan were together in Houston last year. Grossman played in one game with the Texans, completing three of nine passes for 33 yards and an interception in a loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. He played for the Bears from 2003 to 2008.

The Redskins were also reportedly interested in former Broncos quarterback Chris Simms.

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  1. My Coke Can says: Mar 17, 2010 10:05 AM

    Let the hating begin, lets hear it boysroll. You always comment on what the skins are doing instead of paying attention to homo and the girls. You are obsessed on what the skins do and we all know you want to be a fan. We would let you but we do not accept people who talk out of their ass.

  2. RFM says: Mar 17, 2010 10:05 AM

    “The Redskins were also reportedly interested in former Broncos quarterback Chris Simms.”
    ———-
    Well, imagine that. Kyle Shanahan and Chris Simms will be doing their best Peaches and Herb immitation:
    “Reunited and it feels so goooooood!”

  3. DanRooney says: Mar 17, 2010 10:06 AM

    I know a bunch of guys are going to get on and laugh about this move…but he’s really not any worse than their current QB.

  4. SkinslovalindS says: Mar 17, 2010 10:08 AM

    You have GOT to be kidding me. my excitement for the offseason just went down about 2398766 notches.

  5. FreeAgentPro says: Mar 17, 2010 10:14 AM

    WHo the hell cares about these announcements? Crediting ppl for getting the scoop on insignificant roster adds is about the same as scooping who got hired as the janitors for the new Meadowlands Stadium…

  6. WetHog says: Mar 17, 2010 10:15 AM

    The Skins add a former Gator QB. Feels like the Spurrier days all over again.

  7. My Coke Can says: Mar 17, 2010 10:16 AM

    Now hopefully we will pass on a qb at #4 and get the help we actually need. O-Line!

  8. DatSkinzDude78 says: Mar 17, 2010 10:16 AM

    I hope and pray we get the Sexy Rexy who was in the MVP running during the Bears Super Bowl year minus the Arizona game…

  9. boysroll says: Mar 17, 2010 10:19 AM

    mycokecan…..welcome to last place in the nfc east baby….what has this team added that makes anybody think they will compete in the nfc east?
    allen and shanny are doing a great job…LMAO.
    HOW BOUT THOSE COWBOYS!!!! HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE THIS YEAR TOO FOR THE SB…GOTTA LOVE THAT. YOUR TEAM WILL NEER EXPERIENCE THAT BROTHER!!!!

  10. FumbleNuts says: Mar 17, 2010 10:20 AM

    “Grossman played in one game with the Texans, completing three of nine passes for 33 yards and an interception in a loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.”
    Sounds like bad (good) Rex was clicking on all cylinders in that game.

  11. tatum32 says: Mar 17, 2010 10:23 AM

    awful. 3 of 9 with one pick in a QB friendly offense. ..half of the Shanahan playbook is a half roll and throw to the RB or TE…how could Grossman f$%k up in that offense?!
    And Simms is DONE. That life threatening spleen injury pretty much ends that family line with Football.

  12. Skins4Lyfe says: Mar 17, 2010 10:23 AM

    I know a bunch of guys are going to get on and laugh about this move…but he’s really not any worse than their current QB.
    ……………………………………………………
    anybody who thinks JC is just as bad a Grossman should have their brain donated to science… all this means is comp for jc and that the redskins will make a move for an o-lineman with their first pick, and possibly drafting a qb like colt mccoy with their second pick if he’s there

  13. Redskins_Fan says: Mar 17, 2010 10:25 AM

    not an exciting move, but he’s a much younger backup (30) than Todd Collins (38).

  14. Bro Gibbs says: Mar 17, 2010 10:26 AM

    Love the signing. Sexy Rexy already knows more about the offense than Campbell can pick up over the next season. After watching the current Chicago QB struggle last season it seems to me that no QB could be successful in that city. I hope this means the “experts” predicting the ‘Skins to draft Clausen are wrong.

  15. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Mar 17, 2010 10:27 AM

    where does that leave Jason Campbell? did he receive a new contract yet?

  16. dietrich43 says: Mar 17, 2010 10:27 AM

    Let me know if Kyle Shanahan gets an RG tatoo.

  17. bearsfan63 says: Mar 17, 2010 10:27 AM

    Give Grossman a break he deserves another chance to start and i gaurantee if he gets it he’ll prove to u why hes in the league

  18. stevemcguigan says: Mar 17, 2010 10:30 AM

    Grossman has been to one more superbowl than Jason Campbell. I think he should get a shot imo.

  19. Shademan says: Mar 17, 2010 10:31 AM

    Your the only one who “reported” the Redskins to be interested in Simms. And lets face it, your reporting was pure speculation and that is it.

  20. Grimace421 says: Mar 17, 2010 10:31 AM

    Wasn’t there a rumor that Shanahan wanted to get rid of Cutler before he left Denver? Wasn’t Sexy Rexy still with the Bears at that time?
    …maybe Shanahan has been wanting Sexy Rexy ever since Rexy’s Super Bowl run and planned on trading Cutler to get him…
    …and now he just had to pick him up off the street…
    (No idea what I’m talking about. Just stirring the pot. What pot you ask? I don’t know. But I’m stirring it…)

  21. OranjelloJones says: Mar 17, 2010 10:32 AM

    Christ on a crutch.
    A never was Tight end to add to a roster with three very good ones already there (Cooley a Pro Bowler, Davis will be of he continues to play like he did after Cooley went down last year and yoder a very solid blocker with solid hands and decent route running if a little slow), an aging past his prime running back who’s taken a lot of punishment and sucks swamp ass the last 2 years and is more trouble off it than he’s worth, a cast off DT with a “blowed out” achilles(?) (after cutting a very productive C. Griffin), a turnover machine of a quarterback, and a backup Guard. The guard is about the only move that looks like it might actually help the team. So far I’m not impressed with the new regime’s moves at all.

  22. muffinman says: Mar 17, 2010 10:32 AM

    Let’s see….we could pick up Don Majkowski, Bobby Hebert or Dan Pastorini, bet they would sign for less and appreciate the opportunity more. Ryan Leaf could be had for a grilled cheese sammy, and where is Gus Frerotte? Home is calling! We need all the washed up losers money can buy.

  23. Cut Da Jokes says: Mar 17, 2010 10:43 AM

    WTF- are the Skins supposed to do. They need help everywhere….Signing him to a one year deal to hold the clipboard..is not a big deal. This means with the 4th pick in the NFL draft….The Washington Redskins select Russell Okung from Oklahoma State..

  24. Ditka0185 says: Mar 17, 2010 10:47 AM

    DatSkinzDude78 says:
    March 17, 2010 10:16 AM
    I hope and pray we get the Sexy Rexy who was in the MVP running during the Bears Super Bowl year minus the Arizona game…
    Sexy Rexy was never in the running for the mvp. That year it was all Hester and the defense.

  25. spliffbunker says: Mar 17, 2010 10:48 AM

    could be interesting…Brian Griese Jake Plummer & Jay Cutler may not be HOF QB’s but nobody can deny they had their best years (by far) under Shanahan …he was OC when Steve Young was in his second year starting so he may have helped his development in 92-94…
    Shanny wanted to draft Grossman in 2003 as I recall so he sees something there…

  26. florioSweatsJETS says: Mar 17, 2010 10:49 AM

    I am not a campbell fan, but you are telling me grossman is better than campbell???!!!!
    oh, and boysroll, “How about the cowgirls?” they will lose so bad that homo will cry forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. StickyGreen says: Mar 17, 2010 11:03 AM

    @boysroll
    Wow! How about them Cowboys?? Oh yeah, they suck and will be overrated another year in a row!! I’m no Skins fan, but man you sound stupid!

  28. ChicagoJo says: Mar 17, 2010 11:06 AM

    DatSkinzDude78 says:
    “I hope and pray we get the Sexy Rexy who was in the MVP running during the Bears Super Bowl year minus the Arizona game…”
    Actually, you only want the Grossman who played the first 5 games of the season.. the only time he was considered MVP material. (Hopes that are high in the heat of September can wilt and die in the chill of November) Even then he wasn’t particularly good again the Vikes. You very much don’t want the Grossman from the Dolphins game either, or most of the second half of the season. Or the playoffs. or the following seasons…

  29. ninjapleazee says: Mar 17, 2010 11:07 AM

    # bearsfan63 says: March 17, 2010 10:27 AM
    Give Grossman a break he deserves another chance to start and i gaurantee if he gets it he’ll prove to u why hes in the league
    you’re kidding right? How many chances did that douche bag get in Chicago.. and what did he do? NOT A DAMN THING. In Rex we trust.. what a joke. Florida produces nothing but fail

  30. My Coke Can says: Mar 17, 2010 11:12 AM

    boysroll, I knew you would read this post. You love the skins. Just admit it, thats the first step.

  31. Dopehat747 says: Mar 17, 2010 11:14 AM

    does that mean Bartel or Brennan gets the axe?

  32. My Coke Can says: Mar 17, 2010 11:16 AM

    Yes you are right boysroll, we will never experience home field advantage in the superbowl. We play outside where football is suppost to be played. We dont play in a dome, and we dont pay $100.00 for a pizza. We pay $90.00 so ha… take that.

  33. Dave9935 says: Mar 17, 2010 11:25 AM

    Step aside Philly, New York and Dallas…theres a new sheriff in town.

  34. msnyder275 says: Mar 17, 2010 11:58 AM

    @DatSkinzDude78
    Hate to burst your bubble, but Rex was only an MVP candidate until that Arizona game. Denny Green figured out that lots of pressure turns him into jello.
    @bearsfan63
    Dude, seriously??

  35. spliffbunker says: Mar 17, 2010 12:01 PM

    boysroll says:
    March 17, 2010 10:19 AM :
    …………………………
    the same old blah blah blah he says in every Redskin post…
    its March & a little early to anoint the Cowboys or anybody else…all the uproar about Rex or Larry Johnson…who knows who will be on the roster in September? might not be a bad idea to wait until the draft before speculating
    NFC East Standings 3-17-2010
    Dallas 0-0
    New York 0-0
    Philadelphia 0-0
    Washington 0-0

  36. Dewey Axewoond says: Mar 17, 2010 12:09 PM

    “September Rex” was the only good Rex for the Bears that year–Defense and Hester carried them the rest of the way, as Ditka0185 correctly points out.
    As the world knows, Rex is short and struggles to see over the line, has small-hands, piss-poor pocket presence, a hair-trigger panic button, and lousy judgment.
    But on the plus side, he does have an excellent deep ball (with protection up front, of course), and is/always was an excellent teammate and consummate professional.
    While I wouldn’t expect a full-blown Rexsurrection, you could do far worse as back-ups go.

  37. oyoy84 says: Mar 17, 2010 12:40 PM

    lmao what a joke of a franchise!

  38. bmeierho says: Mar 17, 2010 1:37 PM

    i’m pretty sure rex still has twice as many playoff wins than romo. that being a whopping 2.

  39. Kevin from Philly says: Mar 17, 2010 1:45 PM

    Well, I guess Florio’s last Super Bowl prediction was only wrong because it came a year too early.

  40. Bob Nelson says: Mar 17, 2010 2:03 PM

    Hail to Rex Grossman,
    Hail Victory,
    Hail to Rex Grossman,
    Signed in Old D.C.

  41. MagicMan407 says: Mar 17, 2010 2:44 PM

    REX is a back up at best. Give me a break you guys are idiots.

  42. turgid says: Mar 17, 2010 3:06 PM

    “Boysfold”,Grossman has a super bowl ring something that has eluded Tony Homo.

  43. cswitzer21 says: Mar 17, 2010 3:42 PM

    i love rex he signed a one year contract to play backup lets be real guys campbell is the starter so stop hating we have no other backup and redskins dont need to waste any picks on qb unless its in the 7th round oline is all they need to look at in the draft and if campbell does bad next year either let brennan start or sign a free agent qb they need to play with whatever qb until they can grab a sure thing qb in the draft like a manning, ryan, rivers or something so just lay off the skins campbell is good when they let him throw the ball look at his stats they get better every year he was 14th in the league for passing yards so thats better than half the league

  44. Turk says: Mar 17, 2010 3:54 PM

    We still have Colt Brennan on the roster. He is entering his third year. Maybe now is the time for him to step up and show that he can fill a back up role.

  45. Dewey Axewoond says: Mar 17, 2010 4:18 PM

    turgid says:
    March 17, 2010 3:06 PM
    “Boysfold”,Grossman has a super bowl ring something that has eluded Tony Homo.
    ________________________________
    Why, did one of the many Colts defenders who picked him off that game him one of THEIRS, out of pity?
    Otherwise, I didn’t realize the NFL was giving out S.B. rings to the losing teams now…?
    Of course, with the way the NFL’s heading now, that whole “everyone gets a trophy” mentality doesn’t surprise me, either.

  46. Pier588 says: Mar 17, 2010 4:45 PM

    boytroll – so you finally regained some “crow” in your voice after eating plenty of “crow” in the months since that season ending “34-3″ A$$ beating the Chowboys took from the oldest player in the league?
    Great move for the Dead Skins – LMAO. Snyder will spend money on any dead hole that comes along like the one named Portis already on the team.

  47. DeeDubb says: Mar 17, 2010 5:47 PM

    Gotta love all the morons who reacted to this signing as if Grossman is coming in to start. LMFAO!!!
    Try this on for size dummies, how about Kyle Shanahan had him in Houston. Maybe familiarity comes into play with this pickup, maybe?? Here’s another, how many former Super Bowl starters do the other 31 teams have on their bench?
    Yeah after looking at all that, man what an atrocious move!!!

  48. gurnblanston says: Mar 17, 2010 6:03 PM

    Can’t say that I’m thrilled with the signing, but at least the Redskins got this year’s best available Florida QB.

  49. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: Mar 17, 2010 10:56 PM

    What is it that I can and can not write? I see VoxVeritas, Voxvagina, Boysroll, and however many other Skins haters write things that are way worse than the stuff I write, and mine gets taken down? WTF???

  50. cantgetenough says: Mar 18, 2010 11:24 AM

    The Skins offseason has gone better than last year so far. What they haven’t done speaks louder than what they have. No breaking the bank for unneeded big name FAs (that’s free agents, not fat asses). Depth for the O-line, competition for Campbell (anyone that thinks Rex is anything more than a backup is smokin’), competition for Portis. Looking forward to a competitive NFC East this year.
    Go Giants!

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