Gruden said he was just as baffled by the about-face on Griffin’s status for the Redskins’ preseason game against the Ravens, with doctors reversing their decision to allow him to play a day before.
Handing Robert Griffin III a job he didn’t earn was a mistake. The worst thing Washington can do now is compound that error by ignoring evidence that’s plain to see: He’s not ready.
A week filled with questions, from Gruden’s handling of Griffin to the quarterback’s recovery from a concussion, ended with a peaceful night at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
Cousins started for Robert Griffin III, who hasn’t yet recovered from a concussion, and McCoy entered in the second half as the Redskins defeated the Ravens, 31-13, on Saturday night.
Williams, 27, joined the Redskins as the No. 4 overall pick in 2010 and has been selected to play in the Pro Bowl in each of the last three seasons.
An independent neurologist vetoed the Redskins’ permission for Griffin to play in a preseason game on Saturday, finding that the quarterback has not completely recovered from a concussion.
The two teams, meeting in a preseason game in Baltimore, couldn’t be any different, ranging from their stadiums to their quarterback situations to their success in recent years.
General manager Scot McCloughan said Thursday he intends to have Galette, who signed a one-year deal, was expected to be a starter and is now out for the season with an injury, return to the team next season.
Griffin wouldn’t divulge any updates on the injury after he left the Redskins’ preseason game against the Lions last week with a concussion, but was cleared to play in the upcoming game Saturday against the Ravens.
Martin, the victim in the Dolphins’ bullying scandal two seasons ago, wrote on his Facebook profile about multiple attempts he made to commit suicide, acknowledging that he’s always struggled to fit in.
Grossman, the Redskins’ quarterback from 2010 through 2013, signed a non-guaranteed contract to try to win the backup role behind Matt Ryan in the Falcons’ final two weeks of the preseason.
Griffin didn’t show that he could handle an offense under pressure, deliver the ball quickly or avoid unnecessary shots last week against the Lions, which sets coach Jay Gruden up for a crucial personnel decision.