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In Wake Of Robert Griffin III’s Injury, Rex Grossman Open To Returning

By ZAC BOYER | @ZacBoyer

ASHBURN – Rex Grossman would be interested in returning to the Washington Redskins next season – a possibility that may be more likely with Robert Griffin III’s return uncertain following surgery Wednesday on his right knee.


Grossman, the Redskins’ starter for much of the 2011 season, was active for just two games this past season but did not play. He served as a mentor for both Griffin and Kirk Cousins during their first year in the league.

“My competitive spirit wanted to play, and I had to replace that with helping out,” Grossman said Monday. “You want to contribute the best you can. You don’t just want to be sitting here watching and not doing anything. The more I can do is basically the approach I took.”

Grossman, 32, signed a one-year, $1.3 million contract with the Redskins in March knowing the team was certain to bring in a rookie quarterback.

He has only played in, and started, every game in a season once in his career – in 2006, when he helped Chicago advance to the Super Bowl.

“I don’t know. I’m just gonna take every opportunity and whatever’s positive on my resume, I’ll accentuate that,” Grossman said. “But for the most part, you just put out there what you can provide and you take the best opportunity.”

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