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Adam Schefter: Redskins talk to two teams about Robert Griffin III

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The Washington Redskins have said that Robert Griffin III is done with them. But he’s still typically under contract with them until he is released by them.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Redskins have talked to at least two teams about potentially trading for him. It would be impossible for any team to acquire him, especially with his huge contract.

He was paid $3.2 million this past season. He has a $16.1 million base salary in 2016, which becomes fully guaranteed on March 9th.

There’s no way the Redskins will pay that contract, which is why they’re expected to release him. If he’s dealt, his new team may have to re-work his contract.

It’s not clear who these two teams might be. Yet, there’s a lot of teams, who are without a starting quarterback.

The Dallas Cowboys are expected to consider him following his release. The Houston Texans could also sign him to be their starter, unless he’s one of the two teams that’s interested in trading for him.

On Feb. 23, Redskins president Bruce Allen said he saw RGIII playing elsewhere in 2016.

“I see Robert getting an opportunity with another team,” Allen said. “We’ve heard from some other teams that are interested. I think he’s going to have a choice of a couple (of) teams that will let him except in the future.”

RGIII did not play in a single game last season, as the team moved on with Kirk Cousins as their starter. They may transition or franchise tag him, with the possibility that may trade him if they get swept off their feet with a deal they can’t refuse.

He last played during the 2014 season. He played in nine games, where he went 147 of 214 for 1,694 yards and four touchdowns. RGIII also threw six interceptions.

He had one 300-plus yard game. He averaged 188.2 yards per game. He also had 7.9 yards per attempt.

RGIII, who was the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, played in just three seasons with the Redskins. He played in 36 games.

In those games, he went 679 of 996 for 8,097 with 40 touchdowns. He also threw 23 interceptions.

He has had seven 300-plus throwing games.

The former Baylor Bears signal-caller also had 263 carries for 1,491 and eight touchdowns.

He had one career 100-plus rushing game, which came during his rookie season in 2012.


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