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If RG3 is healthy, Rex Grossman may not make Redskins’ roster


In 2012, Rex Grossman never played in a regular-season game. But he did play an important role on the Redskins, serving as the veteran mentor on a team whose other two quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins, were rookies.

In 2013, Grossman may have no role to play on the Redskins at all.

Rich Tandler notes at that if Griffin is fully recovered from knee surgery, the Redskins may be content to go into the regular season with only two quarterbacks, leaving Grossman as the odd man out. (The fourth quarterback currently on the roster, Pat White, probably isn’t going to make the team even if they keep three quarterbacks.)

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan has been content to have only two quarterbacks on the roster in the past, and he may do so again this year. Especially considering that there are other positions at which Shanahan has expressed an interest in keeping more players: The Redskins appear poised to carry four tight ends on the roster this year after having only three last year, and kickoff specialist John Potter may join field goal kicker Kai Forbath on this year’s roster, meaning the Redskins would be carrying an extra kicker.

If the Redskins aren’t fully confident in Griffin’s health, then they’d definitely keep both Cousins and Grossman as backups. But the speedy progress Griffin is making in his rehab may just make Grossman expendable.

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26 Responses to “If RG3 is healthy, Rex Grossman may not make Redskins’ roster”
  1. FinFan68 says: Jun 26, 2013 1:56 PM

    But then what will they do in week 5? Just use Cousins?

  2. madnova says: Jun 26, 2013 1:57 PM

    Confusing title. Considering Rex Grossman is a RG3 as well.

  3. ozymandias121 says: Jun 26, 2013 2:01 PM

    So in other words Rex Grossman will have a job this year.

  4. The Shoeman says: Jun 26, 2013 2:01 PM

    Didn’t we just went through the …

    Shanahan says he’ll stake his reputation on Grossman , , , speech ?

  5. floratiotime says: Jun 26, 2013 2:02 PM

    Allright … Rex makes the roster.

  6. skinsfan91 says: Jun 26, 2013 2:08 PM

    The question is what are you guys going to do when RGIII stays healthy the whole year and the Redskins win the Super Bowl? I want contrition from all you naysayers.

  7. daysend564 says: Jun 26, 2013 2:09 PM

    If Rex Daniel Grossman III is healthy next season, he may not have a job?

  8. LilTmac2003 says: Jun 26, 2013 2:09 PM

    People talk about how some duos are the greatest…Steve Young to Jerry Rice. Peyton Manning to Marvin Harrison, or even Kurt Warner to Larry Fitzgerald.

    But all those don’t stand a chance w/ Rex Grossman to any CB in the NFL.

    That tandem understood each other almost every time. Incredible chemistry b/w the two. Incredible biology and literature too.

  9. delshofner says: Jun 26, 2013 2:11 PM

    Who’s gonna handle the 2 minute drill?!?

    RG3’s ‘cardio-vascular’ shape has got to be sub-par post-ACL surgery …

  10. markustt says: Jun 26, 2013 2:15 PM

    Not to worry about Rex. He’s already made history as the worst starting QB in Super Bowl history.

  11. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 26, 2013 2:19 PM

    Rex will be RG Free.

  12. jam111632013 says: Jun 26, 2013 2:20 PM

    they better have rex on speed dial. the skins open on sep 9 2013 vrs. the eagles. and the birds will pound him.
    fly eagles fly.

  13. stumpzzz says: Jun 26, 2013 2:23 PM

    NOOOOOO Chance RG3 makes it through the season. Nope, none, notta. By week 8 he’ll be hurt.

  14. pem34 says: Jun 26, 2013 2:25 PM

    I’m betting they keep ORG3 around in case someone makes an offer for Cousins.

  15. popcrowl says: Jun 26, 2013 2:40 PM

    The real story here is that he still has a job in this League.
    I forgot about him a long time ago.

  16. buddypuddy says: Jun 26, 2013 2:56 PM

    I’m sure Brian Urlacher and about 50 other Bears will go to their graves believing they would have won a Super Bowl if Grossman was not their QB that day.

  17. rgtre10 says: Jun 26, 2013 3:52 PM

    Hmmm one would have to believe all this hating on RGIII is because you haters wish he was on your teams….and or you’re hoping he gets hurt again so your team won’t have to face him!

    Just because the guy got injured on what was a fluke hit, doesn’t mean he’s injury proned, and if you read the facts it’s not the offense the Redskins run that got him hurt as both times he scrambled out of a traditional drop back passing situation.

    Hell Brady is far from being a scrambler/running QB yet he got hurt and in the pocket at that…

  18. rg3isamericasqb says: Jun 26, 2013 4:12 PM

    Rex Grossman is the best third string QB in the history of the NFL. Sexy Rexy, aka the Sex Cannon. Who needs a 10 yard out? F-it, I’m going deep. Unleash the Dragon!!!

  19. deltaoracle says: Jun 26, 2013 4:32 PM

    “RG3 or RG3-and-out” is probably still the greatest quip in PFT history. My nose has soda burns even today.

  20. TD Hawk says: Jun 26, 2013 6:37 PM

    That Grossman has lasted THIS long and started a Super Bowl is utterly amazing.

  21. kwickett85 says: Jun 26, 2013 7:27 PM

    But he was so productive for us last year. (sarcasm) I’m pretty sure if they cut him he would still be a FA if they needed him later on.

  22. gregmorris78 says: Jun 26, 2013 11:56 PM

    im, for one, am hoping griffin has a great year which for him means a continued shredding of defenses with his arm and acumen. A healthy griffin is very bad news for all redskin opponenets…

  23. harrypairotestes says: Jun 27, 2013 2:53 PM

    skinsfan91 says:
    Jun 26, 2013 2:08 PM

    The question is what are you guys going to do when RGIII stays healthy the whole year and the Redskins win the Super Bowl? I want contrition from all you naysayers.


    Let’s make it simple, let’s talk after the SB. I’ll be the first one to congratulate the skins and their fans for winning the championship. I will commend you personally.

    Now, when the skins don’t win it all this year, I think I would like for all the prognosticators, mostly skin fans, who’ve stated and forseen the skins winning it all this upcoming season to shut the hell up. No excuses neither, how bout that?

  24. seaeagle707 says: Jun 27, 2013 5:44 PM

    Get rid of Cousins, keep Grossman. Trust me on this one.

  25. rg3isamericasqb says: Jun 28, 2013 11:42 AM

    Any real “objective” skins fans knows they are not winning the super bowl this year. Those people make us real fans look bad.

  26. magicman407 says: Jul 3, 2013 10:43 PM

    I say: Robert Griffin (starter), Kirk Cousin (back-up), Pat White – if he runs the option as good as he did in college abd improved as an NFL passer, he’s not getting cut. Especially if he has a few decent outings with the 3rd team in pre-season.. A player lost in that mess in the M.I.A the Miami Dolphins. . 🙂

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