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Mike Shanahan pranks RG3 with fake call to get in the game

Jay Busbee
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That wacky Mike Shanahan! The Redskins coach is such a prankster. During Monday night's preseason game against the Steelers, Kirk Cousins had to leave the game early with a foot injury. And who was on the sidelines? Why, the still-recuperating Robert Griffin III, of course, all ready to go in, coach!

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Griffin won't be playing this preseason as he recovers from knee surgery, but that didn't stop Shanahan from getting RG3's hopes up with a little "wanna get in there?" goof. And Griffin bit, hard. He and his teammates laughed it off, but you never know ... any more Redskin QBs hit the turf, and Shanahan might have to speed up RG3's return.

Of course, Griffin ought to know by now to think twice when Shanahan unexpectedly sends him into a game. That's how we ended up in this mess in the first place.

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