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January 7, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Redskins' season is over, but everyone here waited Monday for the other MRI to drop. The severity of quarterback Robert Griffin III's knee injury has not been announced, but what he said after the game indicated the injury is worse than the sprain he suffered in December. He endured a torn anterior cruciate ligament in college, and after the December injury he said he knew immediately that it didn't feel like another torn ACL. After the injury in Sunday's loss to Seattle, Griffin didn't sound so confident.
December 21, 2012 | Wire reports
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Or, as Coach Mike Shanahan put it: "There is a very, very good chance he is going to play. " Griffin went through a full practice Friday for the third straight day after missing last week's win over the Cleveland Browns with a sprained right knee. Fellow rookie Kirk Cousins filled in, making his first career start in a 38-21 victory. Michael Vick says he's 'not a backup' Michael Vick, who told Philadelphia Magazine's Birds 24/7 he wants to be a starter wherever he ends up next season, remains the Philadelphia Eagles' No. 3 quarterback and is likely to be inactive for Sunday's game, "I'm not a backup.
December 10, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
Robert Griffin III might start for the Redskins this Sunday against the Browns in Cleveland. The dual-threat rookie quarterback for Washington has a mild sprain of the lateral collateral ligament, which is on the outside of the knee, after his leg was whiplashed quite violently when he was hit by Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata after a 13-yard scramble late in the game Sunday. “When I looked at it on film, I thought it would be worse than it was,” Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said during his news conference Monday.
December 10, 2012
Washington Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that Robert Griffin III has a mild sprain of a ligament in his right knee and hasn't been ruled out for the upcoming game against the Cleveland Browns. Shanahan said the injury is a Grade 1 sprain of the lateral collateral ligament on the outside of the knee, caused when the rookie quarterback was hit at the end of a scramble late in regulation in the Redskins' 31-28 overtime win Sunday over the Baltimore Ravens. Shanahan says Griffin has mild swelling and is receiving treatment multiple times a day. "He's definitely not ruled out for the Cleveland game," Shanahan said.
July 30, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
NAPA, Calif. - Dennis Allen is an NFL head coach for the first time, but he's got plenty of company. Four of the league's six new coaches have never held that position with any pro team, the others being Tampa Bay's Greg Schiano, Miami's Joe Philbin and Indianapolis' Chuck Pagano. Mike Mularkey, Jacksonville's new coach, coached Buffalo for two seasons, and St. Louis' Jeff Fisher is heading into his 17th season as a head coach - two years shy of Mike Shanahan's total experience and tied for second with Bill Belichick.
April 26, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
2. Washington Redskins: QB Robert Griffin III, Baylor - Jim Harbaugh recruited both Griffin and Andrew Luck to Stanford. Griffin declined the scholarship offer because he reasoned there would be a logjam at quarterback. He is the only player from Baylor to win the Heisman Trophy. As a high school track star in Texas, he broke state records in both the 110- and 300-meter hurdles. Comment: The Redskins run a bootleg offense - - roll right, roll left - - and Mike Shanahan says Griffin is the best he's coached at doing that since Steve Young.  MORE Photos: 2012 NFL draft picks First round of draft is a rush to judgment NFL considers suspending Pro Bowl after 2013     Robert Griffin III selected second by the Redskins    
September 5, 2011 | Wire reports
Rex Grossman will be the Washington Redskins' starting quarterback for the season opener Sunday against the New York Giants. Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that Grossman won the job over John Beck . The two competed throughout training camp and through four exhibitions for the No. 1 job. Grossman will be an opening-day quarterback for the first time since 2007, the season after he took the Chicago Bears to the Super Bowl....
December 2, 2010 | Wire reports
Clinton Portis is hoping for another chance with the Washington Redskins. The running back said Thursday that he wants to keep playing, despite back-to-back seasons that have ended early because of injuries. Portis had surgery Tuesday to repair torn muscles in his left groin and lower abdomen. He ended his season with a career-low 227 yards in just five games. Last year Portis played in only eight games before suffering a severe concussion. Portis says he was ready to walk away two years ago because he had lost his "lust" for the game.
August 23, 2010 | Wire reports
Washington Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan met with Albert Haynesworth on Monday and kept the conversation to himself, saying it's "completely ridiculous" to keep talking about it publicly. "To keep on talking about things outside of football to me is completely ridiculous," Shanahan said. "I did have a conversation with him. If you want to talk about football, we'll talk about football. " So Shanahan gave no response to the strong words uttered by the disgruntled nose tackle following Saturday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
August 21, 2010 | Sam Farmer
— It isn't just how you practice that matters to Mike Shanahan . How you park your car counts too. Shanahan, new coach of the Washington Redskins, runs an organized and efficient program that adheres strictly to the book. His book. That became even more apparent recently when Dan Steinberg , who writes the D.C. Sports Bog for, detailed some of the training-camp rules the coach has for his players. Some of them are predictable: Players are required to run — not walk — to and from the huddle, on and off the field, and five yards past the ball during drills.
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