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Reports: RG3 could miss significant time

Cleveland Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III throws during the first half of the team's NFL preseason football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) AP

The shoulder injury suffered by Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III is “potentially serious,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday.

The Browns are awaiting results of further tests. Cleveland.com reported Monday afternoon that Griffin “could be out awhile.”

Griffin ran into contact along the sideline during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss and took a big hit from Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills instead of running out of bounds or sliding. Griffin has long had issues with avoiding such hits.

Griffin said after the game that he suffered a sprained shoulder but would be OK. He returned for the game’s final series.

Josh McCown would become the team’s starter for Sunday’s game vs. the Ravens (and beyond, presumably) if Griffin misses time. Rookie Cody Kessler is the No. 3 quarterback, and the Browns have rookie Kevin Hogan on the practice squad.

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42 Responses to “Reports: RG3 could miss significant time”
  1. xinellum says: Sep 12, 2016 2:07 PM

    Just when Ravens fans hoped that RGIII would be the qb in their game, he goes and gets hurt and now we have to face the better qb. SMH🙂

  2. jm91rs says: Sep 12, 2016 2:08 PM

    Cleveland is gonna Cleveland. Every Year.

  3. hibcid16 says: Sep 12, 2016 2:08 PM

    I want to like RGIII, but this was another bad decision on his part. Not sure if Hue Jackson can fully him turn around.

  4. bettis3636 says: Sep 12, 2016 2:09 PM

    Thats kinda what people were hoping for.. everyone wants to call this man a bust and hes too weak to play QB in this league.. i as a Steelers fan was actually pulling for him… hope he gets back on the field sooner then later!

  5. draculalambert says: Sep 12, 2016 2:09 PM

    As a Gary barnage owner in fantasy , this makes me happy.

  6. concretechuckles says: Sep 12, 2016 2:10 PM

    He looked like he was hurting bad for the last several minutes of the game.
    Multiply that pain by a million and you have an idea of how Browns fans feel.

  7. patsrthegreatest says: Sep 12, 2016 2:10 PM

    It’s a shame the kid can’t stay on the field

  8. rodgerstonelson says: Sep 12, 2016 2:10 PM

    Well I lost our side pool in fantasy league. I had him good for 3 games.

  9. tennesseeoilers says: Sep 12, 2016 2:10 PM

    I’m starting to get very frustrated with Griffin’s stubbornness when it comes to not protecting himself–and I’m not even a Browns fan!

  10. jimmysee says: Sep 12, 2016 2:10 PM

    RGIII — more guts than brains.

    😦

  11. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says: Sep 12, 2016 2:10 PM

    So much for all that time spent in in camp teaching him to avoid contact. They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks but that’s not true, it’s dumb ones you can’t teach.

  12. niners816 says: Sep 12, 2016 2:11 PM

    I’m probably in the minority here, but I actually like watching RG3, and have sympathy for him. He’s in a no win situation in Cleveland. Hope you get better, dude!

  13. steelpenguin6687 says: Sep 12, 2016 2:11 PM

    The most appropriate response to this article is…

    What’s new?

    Sorry he got hurt, but, he just can’t stay on the field.

  14. panchi2131 says: Sep 12, 2016 2:11 PM

    cody kessler should start ,that way browns can set record for max rookies starting in a game in a year or Pryor can come back to be a QB

  15. conciselogic says: Sep 12, 2016 2:11 PM

    What a surprise! Dude is beyond clueless when it comes to avoiding hits. Fortunately for the Browns their best QB will now get playing time.

  16. cajunaise says: Sep 12, 2016 2:11 PM

    This Griffin needs to take better care of his wings.

    (Sorry. I’ll punch myself.)

  17. southpaw79 says: Sep 12, 2016 2:13 PM

    You can always trade for Kaepernick, he has the highest selling jersey you know………

  18. bassplucker says: Sep 12, 2016 2:17 PM

    Y’all know Deshaun Watson is the Browns’ future anyway. Don’t sweat it, Browns fans. Now you can tank the season without it being obvious.

  19. metalman5150 says: Sep 12, 2016 2:17 PM

    Even after that wonderful preseason, wherein RG3 was sliding all over the place?!?!?!?

    CMON MAN

  20. jdthemd says: Sep 12, 2016 2:17 PM

    One game. He lasted one game.

    Cleveland, at least you have the World Champion Cavs. Season starts next month.

  21. jackedupboonie says: Sep 12, 2016 2:17 PM

    This guy was built for track, not football.

  22. jonwill57 says: Sep 12, 2016 2:17 PM

    The one-armed bandit! Why did he take the field on the final series? It was obvious he couldn’t move his left arm.
    Football people are pretty stupid when it comes to injuries.

  23. xevious02 says: Sep 12, 2016 2:20 PM

    The kid can’t stay on the field because heisn’t smart enough to slide. How many times does he have to be hurt to figure out this simple thing. He is a bust, and a lot of it is his own fault. He refuses to make adjustments. That’s on him.

  24. salscobrakai says: Sep 12, 2016 2:20 PM

    See how long his new gf sticks around now that the publicity train is about to run out. This was his last shot.

  25. najacoo22 says: Sep 12, 2016 2:20 PM

    For the Browns, this is addition by subtraction… Unless you’re just hoping for a high pick.

  26. weepingjebus says: Sep 12, 2016 2:21 PM

    I don’t understand how someone can be this fragile, and I once strained a calf trying to fish the beer opener off the top of the fridge.

  27. andyreidsbossoms says: Sep 12, 2016 2:24 PM

    Only Cleveland would be higher on RG3 than Wentz.

  28. duffman19101 says: Sep 12, 2016 2:24 PM

    Michael Vick on line 1

  29. BIGGSHAUN says: Sep 12, 2016 2:28 PM

    Funny thing is Jalen Mills didn’t try to hit him. Griffin tried to run over him on the sidelines instead of sidestepping and getting out of bounds.

    Sad to say this guy’s time as a NFL QB is done. He needs to go the route of his teammate and move to another position.

  30. jagsfanugh says: Sep 12, 2016 2:28 PM

    How is that working out for ya??? Wentz played pretty darn well but you clowns said he would stink. Great decision makers in that pathetic town.

  31. citizenstrange says: Sep 12, 2016 2:28 PM

    I am officially off the RGIII bandwagon and on the Carson Wentz bandwagon.

  32. jmethane says: Sep 12, 2016 2:28 PM

    Saw Russell Wilson slide near the sidelines on a 6 yard play yesterday when I thought he could’ve ran and gotten a couple more running to the sidelines but there was a defender there ready to blast him.

    This is why Russell does that. Two yards can be made up, broken bones cannot….not quickly anyway.

  33. drunkraider says: Sep 12, 2016 2:30 PM

    well that was fast.

  34. k0mbucha says: Sep 12, 2016 2:33 PM

    Let me guess this is Shanahan’s fault as well/

  35. dumbaseinstien says: Sep 12, 2016 2:34 PM

    IR with a Broken Bone. Whatever talent he may have displayed in College doesn’t translate to the NFL. This is the exact reason teams should never go All-In on a player in the draft.

  36. swannysez says: Sep 12, 2016 2:36 PM

    andyreidsbossoms says:

    Sep 12, 2016 2:24 PM

    Only Cleveland would be higher on RG3 than Wentz.
    ————————————————————–

    Cleveland is 2 to 3 years away from having a team that can contend. What good would it be to draft your QB of the future and then have him spend a year or two learning bad habits behind a porous line? How’d that work out for almost any rookie QB? Ask David Carr. RG3 was a decision for ticket sales while they rebuild. They are hoping for a can’t miss candidate this year in the draft or even next year.

  37. trickbunny says: Sep 12, 2016 2:38 PM

    I think we can all safely say we saw this coming.

    Oh well. Guess that’s what happens when your new coach has a mancrush on a perennially injured semi-bust of a QB, instead of playing the guy who is a real team leader and actually had great numbers at his position for your team last year.

    Until McCown gets hurt (which won’t take long if the O-line keeps playing like it did yesterday), maybe they at least have a chance to win a couple games.

  38. niners816 says: Sep 12, 2016 2:39 PM

    citizenstrange says:
    Sep 12, 2016 2:28 PM
    I am officially off the RGIII bandwagon and on the Carson Wentz bandwagon.
    ———————
    Did someone say: “bandwagon”?

    -Seattle “fans”

  39. andyreidsbossoms says: Sep 12, 2016 2:48 PM

    Swannysez Lol so you’re telling me that it was smart to pass on wentz this year and then draft a qb next year? You must be part of the browns management

  40. pftpffftttt says: Sep 12, 2016 2:51 PM

    Pre-2016: “Cleveland is gonna Cleveland. Every Year.”
    Post-2016: “Browns are gonna Browns.”

  41. oldcracker says: Sep 12, 2016 6:14 PM

    Quickly approaching 70, my clock is running out.

    While I got to live through their “Paul Brown” glory days, I was hoping for one more taste. One of the NFL’s storied franchises, I was hoping they would’ve gotten to the SB by now….but, not even a sniff. Instead, I’m watching one of the worst teams, ever, to wear the Browns uniform.

    I’m getting too old for this “new regime” crap.

  42. raider66664444 says: Sep 12, 2016 11:55 PM

    Every QB that has started for Shanahan as an assistant, coordinator or head coach for two years or more in his 30 years in the NFL has been to the Pro Bowl and top 5 in total offense.RG3 you were just a product of a system that fit your skill set at Washington. How else could you have a year like you had? Shanahan wouldnt acquiesce to Al Davis and Dan Snyder hes surely not going to acquiesce to you. That offense kept you healthy until you were convinced you were a dropback QB and wouldn’t slide. Some day I hope you wake up. I do think it’s too late.

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