Sunday, August 31, 2014, 3:40pm
The Browns will roll with just two quarterbacks after all.
The team cut veteran third-string quarterback Rex Grossman as part of the trimming necessary to make room for waiver claims, a league source confirmed Sunday for the Beacon Journal, speaking on condition of anonymity because the Browns have yet to announce the move. ProFootballTalk.com reported the news Sunday after USA Today reported the move was expected.
Monday, August 25, 2014, 8:01pm
As it is, he'll play up to a quarter and then give way to Johnny Manziel, who will finish out the half and possibly play into the third quarter. Rex Grossman and Connor Shaw will likely split the second half, coach Mike Pettine said.
But Hoyer said after the 33-14 loss to the Rams Saturday that he welcomes a chance to play. Hoyer and the first-team offense have produced only one touchdown in 14 possessions and Hoyer has earned a 63.7 rating.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 10:25am
Grossman, 33, gives the Browns a veteran backup who's fluent in the system employed by new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. Grossman spent the past five seasons with Shanahan -- one with the Houston Texans and the last four with the Washington Redskins.
Monday, August 11, 2014, 8:10am
The Dolphins have had some injury concerns at backup quarterback this summer and they’re responding by taking a look at a veteran option to add to the mix.
During an appearance on WSVN in Miami on Sunday, agent Drew Rosenhaus announced that his client Rex Grossman would work out for the Dolphins on Monday. Rosenhaus said other quarterbacks would be working out for the team as well, although Grossman was the only one named.
NFL Network, which had earlier reported Cousins would start, reported that Redskins players have been told that Griffin will be inactive for Sunday's game and veteran Rex Grossman would be the backup quarterback.
Coach Mike Shanahan raised the possibility Monday of benching Griffin for the last three regular-season games, citing 24 sacks in the past five games and the desire to keep him healthy for the offseason. Griffin's offseason work this year was compromised by the major knee injury he suffered in the team's playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks in January.
Cousins has one NFL start in his career -- Week 15 last year against the Browns in Cleveland. He threw for 329 yards on 26-of-37 passing with two touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed three times for 22 yards. He was the #7 QB that week. He comes in at #19 in a nice matchup against the Falcons, though he carries some risk since the Redskins organization is a dysfunctional mess right now. Alfred Morris may see a few extra carries, but the defense won't have to respect Cousins' running ability as much, so they can key on Morris. Pierre Garcon looks like an upside WR2, while Jordan Reed -- if healthy -- isn't a bad option at tight end.
Jordan Reed was cleared to play tonight, but suffered a setback with concussion symptoms prior to the game. Logan Paulsen is the best backup option for Washington. Brandon Myers and Zach Miller are other options that should be available for desperate owners.
Monday, November 25, 2013, 8:37pm
Logan Paulsen & Fred Davis will fill in at TE with Jordan Reed out.
Thursday, November 7, 2013, 7:08pm
Robert Griffin III will start at QB with Rex Grossman inactive again.
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 3:12pm
Sunday, October 13, 2013, 7:18pm
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 3:23pm
TE Fred Davis is active.
Monday, September 9, 2013, 6:19pm
The Redskins need the insurance of Cousins, even with Robert Griffin III expected to be ready for Week 1 as well. It's a good matchup for either QB against an Eagles defense that isn't supposed to be very good. If for some reason neither QB could play, Rex Grossman would get the call.
With 11:50 left in the second quarter of the Monday Night game against the Steelers, Cousins dropped back to pass, didn't find any receivers open, and took off running towards the sidelines. Except Pittsburgh linebacker Lawrence Timmons beat him to it, tackling the second-year quarterback by the ankles.
Cousins limped back to the huddle before sitting down in the middle of the field and pointing to his right foot. He eventually hobbled to the bench where he was examined by the Redskins' medial staff.
Cousins didn't return to the game, but the team announced at halftime that X-rays of Cousins' right foot were negative - and it was diagnosed as a mid-foot sprain. With Robert Griffin III out of the preseason, most likely, the team went to veteran Rex Grossman. That's not a direction they want to go in come Week 1...
Sunday, January 6, 2013, 4:04pm
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