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When his teammates scatter to their offseason sanctuaries at the end of this week, Griffin will continue to rehab his knee at Redskins Park. And when his personal life leads him away from Ashburn this summer, his rehab regimen will not stop.
Robert Griffin III could be ready by the start of training camp, but during OTAs, Kirk Cousins has the chance to prepare like he'll be the guy next season.
The Redskins and former Miami Dolphins quarterback Pat White are interested in agreeing to a contract, according to a CBS Sports report.
The eight-month countdown to the start of the 2013 Washington Redskins' regular season began in earnest Wednesday when quarterback Robert Griffin III emerged from surgery. Renowned orthopedist James Andrews reconstructed the anterior cruciate ligament and repaired the lateral collateral ligament in Griffin's right knee. Now Griffin is rehabilitating against the clock.
The most surprising thing about Robert Griffin III's damaged right knee — aside from the White House not chiming in on the free world's most-debated joint — is that anyone is surprised at all.
With about two minutes gone in the fourth quarter of Sunday's playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III managed to pick up 9 yards on a run.
Where has the time gone?
Sixteen weeks into the season, we still don't know how good the Washington Redskins are. It's one of the reasons there's such salivating over Sunday night's potential elimination game against the Dallas Cowboys. When the hostilities are over, we'll have a better feel for where the Redskins fit in the football universe, whether they're ready to contend or need more time in the oven.
Remember when Brian Orakpo tore his pectoral muscle in Week 2, and Washington Redskins fans anguished about the impact it would have on the defense? Remember when Fred Davis' Achilles gave way in Week 7, and Redskins Nation worried about the void it would leave in the offense?
There's only one way an NFL team can string together six victories: By having the ability, as Robert Griffin III put it Sunday, to "win any kind of game we have to, whether it's high-scoring or low-scoring or a gut-wrencher" or (fill in the blank).
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Mike Shanahan saw it coming. The Washington Redskins were looking for a quarterback and got to see a few of them, such as Brandon Weeden and Nick Foles, firsthand at the Senior Bowl.
The Washington Redskins' locker room was almost empty by the time Robert Griffin III finally got to his stall Wednesday afternoon. He and the other two quarterbacks stayed after practice to throw to receivers. Then Griffin hosted a 12-minute news conference that ESPN televised.
All you can do is laugh when your team goes 20 years without stable, high-quality quarterbacking -- and then suddenly finds itself with two QBs to get excited about.
"With Robert's health where it is right now, to be able to have a guy who can do some of the things Robert does athletically would be important, especially in this offseason time when you're trying to stay sharp and develop your base playbook and improve your base playbook," No. 2 quarterback Kirk Cousins said on ESPN980 on Wednesday. "While I believe I can to some degree run those kind of things, the zone-read stuff, it's going to be much better with a Pat White-type athlete in there who's closer to Robert's skill set."