The Washington Redskins, despite the potential for distraction and a major financial hit in 2016, have decided to keep quarterback Robert Griffin III on the roster for the regular season.
The Redskins must trim their roster from 75 to 53 players by 4:00 p.m. Saturday. Griffin, who was recently demoted from the starting QB job, mght not have been part of that purge, but speculation put his Week 1 roster slot in jeopardy. Reporting Saturday morning from NFL Network's Jeff Darlington has the Redskins choosing to keep the 2012 NFL Rookie of the Year.
That Griffin's 2016 $16.5 million salary could become guaranteed with a serious injury is seen as reason enough for the team to cut bait.
Coach Jay Gruden named Kirk Cousins starter earlier this week, stating the team was committed to him "going forward."
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