Report: Redskins, Rex Grossman Agree On Terms Of Return
The veteran has reportedly agreed to terms with Washington on a return, providing them with another quarterback at least through the offseason and training camp with Robert Griffin III injured.
BY ZAC BOYER
Rex Grossman, who served as a mentor for the Redskins’ two rookie quarterbacks last season, has reportedly agreed to terms on a contract to return to Washington.
Grossman, the Redskins’ starter for parts of the 2010 and 2011 seasons, did not play in 2012 and was only dressed and on the gameday roster for two games.
Head coach Mike Shanahan told reporters in Phoenix at the annual owners’ meetings last month that it was his expectation Grossman would return. The 32-year-old quarterback originally rejoined the team on a one-year deal last March knowing that the team would draft a rookie with the No. 2 overall pick.
The Redskins selected Robert Griffin III, who was later named the offensive rookie of the year by The Associated Press, and also drafted Kirk Cousins in the fourth round.
“My competitive spirit wanted to play, and I had to replace that with helping out,” Grossman said in January, a day after the Redskins lost to Seattle in the wild card round of the NFC playoffs. “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.”
Griffin underwent surgery to repair the LCL and reconstruct the ACL in his right knee on Jan. 9, and the recovery should keep Griffin out of action until the start of the regular season.
Grossman’s return will provide the Redskins with an additional quarterback at least during offseason workouts, training camp and the preseason. Washington also hosted former West Virginia quarterback Pat White, who was drafted in the second round by Miami in 2009, on Wednesday, according to a team source.
NBC’s ProFootballTalk web site first reported the news of Grossman’s return Wednesday afternoon.