Redskins plan for Grossman: Keep him inactive

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange


ASHBURN, Va. -- Amid the daily updates on the status of Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, little has been said aloud about the team's overall plans for that important position.
If all goes well, and with all due respect, the Redskins hope that quarterback Rex Grossman is inactive all season -- more or less the same as last year -- after fourth stringer Pat White is waived.
In 2012 Grossman was active only in Week 15 at Cleveland, when Griffin was sidelined with a sprained knee.
This year's quarterback plan would begin swinging into action with going on the waiver wire after Thursday's preseason finale at Tampa.
With Griffin (knee) and backup Kirk Cousins (foot) sidelined against Buffalo, Grossman and White led Washington to a 30-7 romp on Aug. 24. Grossman, Washington's starter in 2011, was 11 of 21 for 171 yards and a touchdown. White, who hasn't taken a regular-season snap since 2009, was 7-for-14 for 96 yards and also ran three times for 26 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown.
"Rex is a vet (so) it doesn't surprise me that he played well," Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said. "But it's nice to see Pat come in and play exceptionally well."
--Team correspondents for The Sports Xchange contributed material for this story.

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