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Washington plans to pick up the fifth-year option on Griffin's contract, the Washington Post reports.

With the move, the team will retain Griffin's rights through the 2016 season. While the quarterback's injury history could have been a deterrent to such a decision, the team is obviously hoping that Griffin will stay healthy enough to return to the promising form that he displayed as a rookie in 2012. In any case, Griffin approaches the coming season as Washington's starting QB and yet further removed from the torn ACL that ended his 2012 season, as well as the ankle woes that hampered him last fall.

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Speaking at the NFL combine, coach Jay Gruden noted that he anticipates Griffin being Washington's starter at QB heading into the 2015 season. "Robert ended the season as our starter and we anticipate that going forward," Gruden indicated Wednesday. "He'll be the No. 1 guy."Following a 2014 campaign in which the team started three signal-callers - Griffin, Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy -- Gruden has for now, at least, quieted a potential QB controversy leading up to the 2015 campaign. Per NFL.com, the decision to stick with Griffin seems largely tied to the team's "large-scale investment" in the QB, along with a lack of viable alternatives at this stage, either in-house or in free agency. Griffin is coming off a 2014 season in which he threw for 1,694 yards, to go along with just four touchdowns and six interceptions in nine games. He also ran 38 times for 176 yards and a TD in that span.

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Griffin (shoulder) completed 27-of-41 passes for 336 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions during Sunday's loss to the Cowboys. He also rushed six times for 19 yards and a touchdown but lost a fumble.

Griffin completed passes to 10 different receivers while eclipsing the 300-yard mark for the first time this season. Griffin only got the start because Colt McCoy was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a neck injury, and he is unlikely to be named the starter at the beginning of training camp next year. He has one year left on his rookie contract, and it's possible that the team looks to trade him if they don't think he can beat out McCoy, Kirk Cousins or a possible fourth option in camp next year. Griffin has shown flashes of brilliance during his career, but he's failed to take a real step forward, which could be why Washington moves in another direction.

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Griffin (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Griffin's activity level in practice was capped this week due to a sore shoulder, but he'll brush off the concern with a heated divisional matchup on tap. He'll attempt to exploit a Cowboys defense that been yielding to signal callers since their Week 11 bye -- 276.6 passing yards per contest and seven touchdown throws -- while allowing a league-worst four rushing touchdowns to QBs on the season.

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Griffin (shoulder) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Griffin was limited at Wednesday's practice due to the shoulder injury, but head coach Jay Gruden said at the time his setback was not serious, and Griffin's official Week 17 injury designation confirms that. Griffin has not played poorly the last two weeks, but with just one touchdown and 57 running yards over that span, his fantasy contributions have been minimal.

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Griffin (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday due to a sprained right shoulder, which coach Jay Gruden doesn't consider a "serious deal."

While Griffin's activity Wednesday included some throwing, Gruden said that the quarterback "was just a little sore," with an all-encompassing evaluation on his Week 17 availability to occur Friday. Consequently, if owners have turned to Griffin in pursuit of fantasy glory, his status will be known well in advance of Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

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Griffin completed 16 of 23 passes for 220 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in Saturday's 27-24 win over the Eagles.

Griffin looked confident at times, but he occasionally suffered from the same pocket-presence deficiencies that have haunted him in the past. Next week presents a matchup with the Cowboys' 23rd-ranked pass defense, but Griffin is only a borderline QB1 at best in any standard leagues playing in Week 17.

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Griffin will start against Philadelphia on Saturday, ESPN.com reports.

Griffin is an intriguing fantasy consideration in light of his encouraging performance against the Giants last week, but there's a low floor here, too. The Philadelphia defense is weak in the secondary but possesses a strong pass rush, and the latter point could be a big problem given Griffin's poor pocket awareness. On the other hand, if Griffin manages to stay upright he could be able to create some big plays. It's a textbook boom-or-bust situation.

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Coach Jay Gruden indicated Monday that Washington's plan is to start Griffin on Saturday against the Eagles.

Per Mike Jones of the Washington Post, Gruden doesn't expect Colt McCoy -- who aggravated his neck injury Sunday -- to suit up this weekend, which would set the stage for Kirk Cousins to serve as Griffin's backup on Saturday. While Griffin is a tough player to rely on from a fantasy perspective these days, he'll take aim Saturday at an Eagles' defense that has allowed an average of 257.4 passing yards per game to date and surrendered three receiving TDs to Dallas' Dez Bryant on Sunday night.

Robert Griffin QB WAS 5 months ago

Griffin entered Sunday's game against the Giants late in the first quarter for the injured Colt McCoy (neck), and he completed 18-of-27 passes for 236 yards and a touchdown, while also adding 46 rushing yards on five carries, though he lost a fumble right at the goal-line to cost the Redskins six points.

McCoy said after the game that he should be okay, but noted that he can't do much when he does aggravate the ailment. It's a cloudy situation under center in Washington, though if Griffin gets the start in Week 16, it'll be against an Eagles defense allowing the seventh-most passing yards per game and giving up the fourth-most passing touchdowns this season.