Washington Redskins cut Robert Griffin III loose

What's next for Robert Griffin III?

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In a widely expected move, the Washington Redskins severed ties with Robert Griffin III on Monday, ending a tumultuous run for the former Baylor QB and the club.

The move was confirmed by FOX Sports Insider Mike Garafolo.

RG3’s tenure with the Redskins started off with so much promise. The No 2 overall pick in 2012, Griffin was named offensive Rookie of the Year and made the Pro Bowl, leading the Redskins to the playoffs with a seven-game winning streak to close out the season.

He’s faltered since then as he’s contended with coaching changes and injury. RG3 started 20 games in 2013 and 2014, with the Redskins winning just five of those. He was inactive for the entire 2015 season, and the team turned to Kirk Cousins, who was given its franchise tag last week.

 

It was a blessing guys. After 4 years, my days as a part of this team have come to an end. I just want to take the time to say thank you #SkinsNation. Thank you for welcoming my family with open arms in 2012. You guys made it truly an honor to play for you and I couldn't imagine starting my career anywhere else. Thank you to Dan Snyder, Bruce Allen, all the Skins coaches, training staff, equipment managers and everyone in the organization for giving me an opportunity to play this beautiful game at the highest level here in Washington. A special thanks to front desk extraordinaire B.J. Blanchard, who always has a smile on her face and is the plug for chocolate chips cookies. Thank you to my teammates for all the memories & relationships over the past 4 years. You guys have helped thru all the ups and downs over the years and have become a part of my family for life. I wish you all the best and you always have a brother to lean on. Thank You. Thank You. Thank You. Although my time here is over, I'm excited about what the future brings!!! I look forward to finding the team where God has me to be and growing with that team on the way to World Championships. God Bless #ThankYou

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