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Rotowire: Apr 27 / 12:57p ET
News: Washington plans to pick up the fifth-year option on Griffin's contract, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: 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.
StatsLLC: Apr 27 / 12:00a ET
News: Griffin III's fifth-year contract option for the 2016 season will be exercised by the Washington Redskins.
Impact: The Redskins have three quarterbacks signed for next season: Griffin, Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy. All started at times last season, when Washington went 4-12. Griffin was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 draft, then earned NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors. But he tore knee ligaments in a playoff game at the end of that season.