Robert Griffin III Fantasy News

Browns release QB Robert Griffin III

Friday, March 10, 2017, 1:45pm

PFT - [Full Article]

As it turns out, the Browns have more than one expensive quarterback they didn’t really want.

Or at least, they did.

Per Josina Anderson of ESPN, the Browns are releasing Robert Griffin III, after last year’s experiment never really came to fruition.

Fantasy Impact:

Griffin looked pretty good in the preseason, but only appeared in five games for the Browns compiling 886 yards on 147 pass attempts (6.0 YPA) while throwing more interceptions (3) than touchdowns (2). He did run for 38 yards per game and found the endzone twice.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Browns QB Robert Griffin III (concussion) took full practice reps again Friday. He’s expected to start against the Steelers.

Browns QB Robert Griffin III suffers concussion

Sunday, December 25, 2016, 12:40pm

ABC News - [Full Article]

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III took a high hit from linebacker Korey Toomer as he was being tackled by Darius Philon in the fourth quarter. He was diagnosed with a concussion.

Related players: Cody Kessler

Fantasy Impact:

Griffin returned to the huddle, but it appeared officials signaled for Browns trainers to come check on the QB. Griffin went to the locker room for further evaluation. RGIII can't seem to catch a break as he continues to get chances on the field. It would appear if Griffin can't go in Week 17, Kessler could get the start.

Browns to stick with Robert Griffin III at QB

Monday, December 19, 2016, 4:25pm

ClevelandBrowns.com - [Full Article]

Hue Jackson wanted to see a jump in performance from Robert Griffin III.

After watching film of a 33-13 loss to the Bills, the Browns head coach determined it was enough to stick with the quarterback against the Chargers on Saturday.

“We’ll go out there and give him another opportunity to take a swing at it,” Jackson said Monday on a conference call with reporters.

“I think there was some improvement, there was some things that I thought he did much better when you go back and watch the tape from the first time he played,” he said, “and hopefully there can be another jump in this next game. But I think he needs to go play and he needs to play well.”

Fantasy Impact:

Griffin, who started his second straight game Sunday, passed for 196 yards and ran for another 48 yards and a touchdown after missing three months because of a broken bone in his shoulder. Jackson also made it clear he won't hesitate to play rookie quarterback Cody Kessler, who started eight games this season while Griffin and veteran signal caller Josh McCown dealt with injuries.

Browns don't seem to know who will start at QB Week 16

Monday, December 19, 2016, 9:24am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

In weeks past, Browns coach Hue Jackson has been quick to name a starting quarterback.

But at 0-14 and coming off another less-than-inspired quarterbacking performance from Robert Griffin III, Jackson has flung the door back open for Cody Kessler or Josh McCown for this week’s game against the Chargers.

“Everything’s going to be on the table,” Jackson said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “I’m going to look at everything. I just have to. I owe these guys the best opportunity to win in the locker room. With the effort they’re giving me, I have to give back to them as a leader. I have to make sure I’m putting the right people out there for them. . . .

“Everybody. Everybody is in play. Absolutely.”

Fantasy Impact:

Had Griffin given them any real reason, he could have had the next two games as an audition for the future. But they’ve scored an average of 11.0 points per game in his three starts, so there’s no compelling reason to keep on with the experiment, the story pointed out. Griffin was better in Week 15 than Week 14, but it hasn't produced a victory.

Friday, December 9, 2016, 6:41pm

Browns QB Cody Kessler (concussion) took full practice reps all week. The Browns plan to start Robert Griffin III this week. He had an impressive preseason (22-of-38 for 313 yards with three touchdowns and an 8.2 YPA) before getting injured during a less-than-stellar Week 1 outing against the Eagles. The Browns want to see if Griffin is the quarterback of the future. In his sole start, Griffin targeted Terrelle Pryor (7), Corey Coleman (5) and Duke Johnson (5) the most.

Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:27pm

Browns QB Cody Kessler (concussion) took full practice reps again Thursday. The Browns plan to start Robert Griffin III this week. He had an impressive preseason (22-of-38 for 313 yards with three touchdowns and an 8.2 YPA) before getting injured during a less-than-stellar Week 1 outing against the Eagles. The Browns want to see if Griffin is the quarterback of the future. In his sole start, Griffin targeted Terrelle Pryor (7), Corey Coleman (5) and Duke Johnson (5) the most.

Browns plan to start RG3 vs. Bengals

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 7:07pm

Dan Graziano - [Full Article]

Barring an unforeseen health setback in practice, the Browns plan to start Robert Griffin III at QB on Sunday, per source.

Fantasy Impact:

Griffin had a fantastic preseason (22-of-38 for 313 yards with three touchdowns and an 8.2 YPA) before getting injured during a less-than-stellar Week 1 outing against the Eagles. The Browns want to see if Griffin is the quarterback of the future. In his sole start, Griffin targeted Terrelle Pryor (7), Corey Coleman (5) and Duke Johnson (5) the most.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:58pm

Browns QB Cody Kessler (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday. It looks like Robert Griffin III will draw the start.

Browns Beat: QB RGIII cleared for contact, likely to start after bye

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 1:33pm

News-Herald - [Full Article]

Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III has been cleared for contact, paving the way for him to play again this season.

Griffin has been sidelined since breaking a bone in his left shoulder late in the Sept. 11 opener against Philadelphia. He returned to practice last week, but still had to pass another medical test to make sure his injury had healed enough to absorb hits.

The Browns (0-12) have a bye this week, but Griffin will likely start the Dec. 11 game against Cincinnati. Browns coach Hue Jackson could go back to rookie Cody Kessler, but he sustained his second concussion of the season on Nov. 20 and only completed the concussion protocol on Monday.

Fantasy Impact:

The Browns signed Griffin to a two-year deal and would probably like to use these four games to see if he's worth bringing back as the team's starter in 2017. After trading away the number-two overall pick this past draft, and not really seeing any answers at the QB position, one would have to think the team needs to draft a QB next spring regardless of bringing back Griffin in 2017.

Browns QB RGIII still not ready

Monday, November 21, 2016, 3:41pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Josh McCown will start at quarterback for the winless Cleveland Browns on Sunday against the New York Giants.

Coach Hue Jackson said that although Robert Griffin III will practice, he has not been cleared for contact or to play in a game. Rookie Cody Kessler had his second concussion in five games and is out indefinitely.

Fantasy Impact:

The team could shut down Kessler for a while according to a report we had earlier today. With RGIII not ready to get back into action, McCown gets the start in Week 12.

Source: Browns QB Robert Griffin III could practice Wednesday

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 5:13pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Quarterback Robert Griffin III could be cleared to return to practice with the Cleveland Browns as early as Wednesday, a league source told ESPN.

Earlier, ESPN's Josina Anderson reported sources told her the team was discussing Griffin's possible return to practice this week.

Griffin, though, has not been cleared to play a in game and won't play Sunday when the Browns face the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Fantasy Impact:

Though Griffin might be ready to practice in some form, he could be limited and would have to work his way back before practicing fully. Before he could return to practice, Griffin must be "designated to return" from injured reserve by the team. Once he begins practicing, he can practice for up to 21 days before the Browns have to make a decision on returning him to the active roster.

Browns QB Robert Griffin III on pace to return this season

Monday, November 14, 2016, 5:18pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Cleveland Browns haven't given up on Robert Griffin III.

Sashi Brown, the Browns' executive vice president of football operations, told reporters Monday that the injured quarterback still has a chance to play this season.

While noting that Griffin's "durability issues have followed him," Brown stressed that the signal-caller is "on pace" to see late-season action after suffering a broken bone in his non-throwing shoulder in Week 1, per Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer. That will require Griffin to pass further testing on the shoulder, but the passer sounded optimistic Monday.

Friday, November 4, 2016, 6:47pm

Browns QB Cody Kessler (concussion) took full practice reps all week. Kessler will start Week 9. There were three games this season in which Kessler attempted 30 or more passes. In those games, Duke Johnson has averaged 5.0 catches, so he's a safe play in PPR formats. Over the past two years, Gary Barnidge's yardage with and without Kessler are about the same, though he hasn't been the same factor in the red zone this season. Terrelle Pryor has averaged 7.3 catches for 88 yards and 1.0 touchdown in three full games with Kessler, so no problems there. Corey Coleman played mostly with Robert Griffin III early in the season, so he's something of a wild card.

Source says Browns QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) won't need surgery

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 1:11pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

An important four-week checkup this week revealed that Robert Griffin III's fractured coracoid bone in his left shoulder is showing signs of healing, sources said Tuesday, and doctors believe the Cleveland Browns quarterback, barring any setbacks, will not require surgery.

After Griffin originally suffered the injury in September, the team feared he would miss the remainder of season if surgery was required. The Browns placed him on the Injured Reserve with designation to return, hoping proper healing could mean an earlier comeback.

Related players: Josh McCown, Cody Kessler

Fantasy Impact:

The IR designation means Griffin still wouldn't be able to return to action until Nov. 10 against Baltimore. However, it is still to be determined whether that is a realistic timeline in terms of the healing process. A source close to the player says Griffin plans to be extremely patient with his return, and has not placed a timeline on when he'll be back, the story said.

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