Washington Redskins former starting quarterback Robert Griffin III has been demoted to third string for the team's opening week matchup against the Miami Dolphins.
Washington Redskins former starting quarterback Robert Griffin III has been demoted to third string for the team's opening week matchup against the Miami Dolphins, according to NFL.com.
Jeff Darlington of NFL Media reported on Saturday that Colt McCoy will be listed as Washington's No. 2 quarterback. McCoy has been preparing for the backup role in the team's game plan for the Miami matchup, Darlington said.
Darlington also reports that, according to multiple team sources, Griffin ran with the scout team defense as a safety during practices this week.
Griffin was cleared to play on Friday after suffering a concussion in a preseason game against the Detroit Lions on Aug. 20, but was not named the backup for Kirk Cousins by head coach Jay Gruden.
Griffin, who enters the fifth year on his rookie contract, is guaranteed $16.1 million in 2016 if the quarterback suffers a catastrophic injury. Darlington reports that this will likely keep Griffin at third-string moving forward.
- Alex Nieves