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Redskins release Robert Griffin III
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Redskins release Robert Griffin III
Friday March 18th, 2016

Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins says Robert Griffin III was a great teammate during his time in Washington.

Cousins supplanted Griffin as the starting quarterback last season and led the Redskins to the NFC East title and a playoff berth. Griffin, the No. 2 overall pick in 2012, was officially released earlier this month. Former Redskins tight end Chris Cooley made recent comments suggesting Griffin’s chemistry with the rest of the team had been lacking, particularly with regard to Cousins.

“He was a great teammate throughout the season and supportive, and he had a lot of experience having played a lot and was able to be a big help to me,” Cousins said, according to ESPN. “So, it was a positive thing. ... It was a good relationship and I’ve always felt that way.”

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Cousins’s comments came on the contrary, calling it a “good relationship” between the two and noting that they roomed together during rookie minicamp. Cousins was also drafted in 2012 by the Redskins, but in the fourth round. He said the two spent time learning the offense and helping each other and that their relationship continued in that way for four years and “wasn’t a distraction.”

Griffin III remains a free agent.

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