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Report: RG3 could be out three months, miss rest of season

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2016, file photo, Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson, right, talks with quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) on the sideline during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, Fla. Jackson waited five years for a second NFL head coaching job, and his new one is a tough challenge - the Cleveland Browns. Jackson spent the past 2 seasons as Cincinnati’s offensive coordinator and he’s taking over a Browns team being rebuilt by a new front office. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File) AP

Injured Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III could be out 10-12 weeks and potentially miss the rest of the season, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday.

Griffin has a fractured coracoid bone in his left shoulder after taking a hit in the fourth quarter of last week’s season opener. He’s not currently slated for surgery, and initial reports said he would be out 8-10 weeks and could return late in the season.

Though Griffin signed a two-year deal with the Browns, there’s no guarantee he’ll be back next season. The Browns would carry just $1.75 million in dead money in 2017 if they release him after the season.

Josh McCown is now starting for the Browns, with rookie Cody Kessler as his backup and rookie Kevin Hogan on the practice squad.

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26 Responses to “Report: RG3 could be out three months, miss rest of season”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Sep 18, 2016 9:39 AM

    We miss you in DC Robert. With Robert Griffin the Redskins would have handled the Steelers a few nights ago but alas we remain with scared little Kirk Cousins. Thanks Gruden.😦

  2. logast says: Sep 18, 2016 9:47 AM

    Browns are gonna Browns.

  3. demskinsbaby says: Sep 18, 2016 9:49 AM

    That injury yo RG3 just bailed Hue out. He will have no excuse to put RG3 on the field as a starter anymore. Way to go RG3. Tried to do too much and paid the price.

  4. bgsusteelers says: Sep 18, 2016 9:55 AM

    Because everyone was expecting him to make a miraculous, ironman comeback…

  5. politiciansareallthesame says: Sep 18, 2016 9:55 AM

    time to switch to positions… punter might work

  6. realtruthteller100 says: Sep 18, 2016 9:56 AM

    tough luck for the browns. a huge setback for the franchines, but theres just no way they could of predicted this.

  7. intrafinesse says: Sep 18, 2016 9:58 AM

    RG3 has made close to 30 million.
    He’s torn his ACL and now this.
    And he’s not very good.
    If I were him, I’d just retire.

  8. newtdobbs says: Sep 18, 2016 10:10 AM

    No meed for Griffin to worry about his future if his football career is truly over. He can live out the rest of his days in logicalvoices basement.

  9. immafubared says: Sep 18, 2016 10:12 AM

    RGIII has had a big mouth in the past that most dont care for but if he came out and said what a piece of crap this team is being happy for his replacement, I would agree with him.
    Maybe he should just consider retirement. Too many injuries too many bridges burnt down. Time to move on.

  10. ocgunslinger says: Sep 18, 2016 10:21 AM

    It was just a matter of time…..not IF but only WHEN.

  11. newsletterczar says: Sep 18, 2016 10:29 AM

    Average length of an NFL career? Done.

  12. MichaelEdits says: Sep 18, 2016 10:36 AM

    In other words, he won’t be playing safety on the scout team.

  13. gonzagylot00 says: Sep 18, 2016 10:48 AM

    oh noes!

    One of my wife’s friend’s husband roots for the Browns. He always talks about how great they’re going to be. And it’s always hilarious to watch him get shut down year after year.

    Josh Gordon is going to have an AMAZING second year…. OH Noes!

    Johnny Football is gonna help us Wreck the league….. OH noes!

    RGIII is healthy again, and will propel the Browns to greatness… OH noes!

    I know this isn’t kind, but after a summer full of him bragging about the Cavs I’m glad he doesn’t have reason to crow anymore.

  14. painsyndicate says: Sep 18, 2016 10:56 AM

    RG 3 and out.


  15. retiredrichardsandberg says: Sep 18, 2016 11:06 AM

    I was hoping he would/could play again because he has been exciting. It has, however, become painfully clear that (1) His “game” does not translate to the NFL and (2) He is too fragile. I can’t help but remember one of his last quotes as a Redskin. Remember when he said something to the effect that he still believed that he was the best QB in the NFL. Time to retire before this gets embarrassing.

  16. mazenblue says: Sep 18, 2016 11:09 AM

    Him and Bradford keep making money tho. If I owned a team, I wouldnt even let RG3 qb my team if he paid me $22 million. Just amazing these owners.

  17. j huber says: Sep 18, 2016 11:13 AM

    RG3 is a china doll, and too injury prone to be a NFL starting QB.
    I understand why most folks want a happy ending, but the conclusion is real obvious. In fact, I’m not sure he a competent backup, because of his baggage.
    Only reason Browns hired him, was bargain basement option.

  18. jmc8888 says: Sep 18, 2016 11:16 AM

    Josh McCown is by far the best QB on their roster. RGIII and Kessler suck. A 3rd rounder for a 6th-7th-UDFA? Yep.

    Hey Sashi, if you wanted your crappy injury prone QB to stay upright, perhaps you shouldn’t of decimated the line. Oh wait, your pseudo-science didn’t give you that information? That’s right, it’s called common sense.

    You don’t let an all pro center and a quality right tackle go when you plan to put Glass Joe behind center followed by Cody Kessler whose senior season sucked because teams figured him out.

    Sadly Josh now has to perform behind that crap line.

    As for getting the running game going… well yeah, perhaps because Josh is actually a threat to make every throw it’ll help. But it’s still a crap line. A crap line that is likely to get McCown injured sooner or later. But until then, he’s your best shot at some wins, so enjoy him while he lasts behind Sashi’s OL .

  19. 700levelvet says: Sep 18, 2016 11:26 AM

    Remember when he had his own “brand”… Too funny

  20. senatorblutarsky says: Sep 18, 2016 11:36 AM

    Bobby Griffin. Once a bust always a bust. The Washington team is just lucky that they’re no longer dealing with him.

  21. chrisk61 says: Sep 18, 2016 11:38 AM

    and browns coulda had carson wentz

    factory of shame continues.

    but things could be looking up…

    your factory of shame moniker might be taken by buffalo !!

  22. chrisk61 says: Sep 18, 2016 11:40 AM

    eagles defense:

    1 gm, 10 pts allowed, 1 QB knocked out for year

    not bad

  23. ariani1985 says: Sep 18, 2016 11:45 AM

    Get well RG3WIPES!

  24. richk412 says: Sep 18, 2016 11:59 AM

    RG3 is done. I give McCown 2, maybe 3, games before he is injured.

    Then the Browns will have to trot Cody Kessler out there, the guy with bustout written all over him that Hue Jackson asked the fans to “Trust him” about. Kessler looked like crap all in preseason, and crap is what he might do in his drawers if he has to play a real NFL game soon.

    You can change the faces in the executive suite in Berea. You can try (in vain) to change the team culture. You can’t make losers into winners when losing is all they know how to do. You can change coaches and QB’s at a frantic pace. Regardless of it all, the Browns are destined to remain the most disjointed, dysfunctional, and inept franchise in the NFL.

    The too long suffering fans in Cleveland are among the very best. It seems like cruel and unusual punishment for them to be stuck with a steaming pile of garbage for a team.

  25. laserw says: Sep 18, 2016 12:00 PM

    Contrary to the stupid first comment on this thread, we DO NOT MISS the Great Gimmick in DC. There are the bitter clingers, they are dingleberries, who love them some RGME, but no one with intelligence would want him back after his disaster here of 12 wins and 21 losses when that jerk actually was able to start and finish the same game and stay in there without leaving.

    This is the end of the Great Gimmick era anywhere – owners will now see that he can’t play QB with competence and any player can toss a couple of passes for completion per game.

    The Great Gimmick’s problem is he’s made of glass and has the common sense of someone in a padded, rubber room.

    This is it. I hope the Great Gimmick invested his money better than he chooses wives.

  26. azkeith says: Sep 18, 2016 12:56 PM

    RGMe’s screen name is ‘logicalvoices’…explains a lot!

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