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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.
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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.
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Coach Jay Gruden relayed Monday that if Colt McCoy (neck sprain) can't play Sunday against the Giants, Griffin would get the start at QB for Washington.
McCoy's status for the contest remains cloudy at this early stage of the week, though Gruden's announcement Monday does at least clarify that Kirk Cousins is not in the team's Week 15 starting QB conversation.
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Griffin came on for the injured Colt McCoy (neck) late in Sunday's loss to the Rams, and he completed 3-of-4 passes for 33 yards.
McCoy struggled before suffering the injury, completing 20-of-32 passes for 199 yards and two interceptions, so it's possible that Griffin could have been thrown in there with the Redskins trailing by four scores. Depending on the severity of McCoy's injury, Griffin could start in Week 15 against the Giants, who held the Titans to 206 yards through the air Sunday.
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Coach Jay Gruden confirmed Wednesday that Colt McCoy will start at quarterback over Griffin on Sunday against Indianapolis, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.
Jones adds that Griffin will serve as Washington's No. 2 quarterback on Sunday, and with the team's QB switch now confirmed, it's fair to wonder if we'll see Griffin start another game for the team this season.
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Washington is planning to start Colt McCoy over Griffin on Sunday at Indianapolis, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
According to Schefter's source, Washington is hitting the reset button, although it might not last long. The team apparently still views Griffin as part of the long-term plan in Washington, but after his performance against San Francisco, where he was sacked five times and threw for just 106 yards, McCoy is believed to be an upgrade in the short term. The team is expected to make the announcement official Wednesday when coach Jay Gruden meets with reporters.
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Coach Jay Gruden indicated Monday that there's "every intent" for Griffin to start Sunday's game against the Colts.
Griffin is coming off a rocky Week 12 outing, in which he completed 11-of-19 passes for 106 yards in Washington's 17-13 loss to the 49ers, but at this stage, the 3-8 team has no immediate plans to make a QB switch, though such an outcome down the road can't be precluded.
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Griffin had a rough game at San Francisco on Sunday, completing 11-of-19 passes for 106 yards, while also losing a fumble. He ran four times for 11 yards, and was sacked five times.
Griffin was under constant pressure, taking a couple of wicked shots, but it was still an ugly performance. The only reason that the Redskins were in the game was due to second-half fumbles by Frank Gore and Carlos Hyde. It will be interesting to see if the Redskins decide to make a change at the QB position, given Griffin's massive struggles since returning from his ankle injury. If Griffin does take snaps under center next week, he could bounce back, at least theoretically, in a potential shootout at Indianapolis.
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If Griffin does not perform more consistently Sunday against the 49ers, he could get benched in favor of Colt McCoy, ESPN reports. An NFL.com report adds that the Redskins have eliminated many of the privileges Griffin enjoyed as owner Dan Snyder's franchise player, and that head coach Jay Gruden has the authority to bench Griffin if he desires.
This would mark a significant change in the organization's handling of Griffin, who was given a lot of leeway during his first few years to do things that other players were not allowed to do, including bringing his wife to training camp practices and giving his family essentially an all-access pass to the team's facilities. He seems to be on a more even playing field now, and if he continues to struggle on the field, Gruden reportedly has the power (without seeking authorization from Snyder) to turn to McCoy, who sports a 2-0 record as Griffin's sub.
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Griffin (ankle) completed 22 of 32 passes for 207 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions Sunday against the Buccaneers. He also added a season-high 41 rushing yards on six carries.
Griffin connected with nine different receivers, throwing his lone touchdown to running back Roy Helu, who led the team in receptions and receiving yards, while co-leading in targets. It was another rough performance from Griffin, who has failed to throw for multiple touchdowns in every game he's played this season. And while he posted his highest rushing total of the year, it's tough to see much upside in the short-term, as the Redskins will face off against the 49ers in Week 12, a defense that allowes the fifth-fewest passing yards and the seventh-fewest rushing yards per game this season.