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Report: RGIII Benched, Colt McCoy To Start Against Indianapolis

Earlier today it seemed Jay Gruden really wanted to bench Robert Griffin III, and according to a report from Adam Schefter (and confirmed by Mike Jones), he's finally done it. Schefter, citing a team source, says that Colt McCoy will be Washington's starting quarterback when they take on Indianapolis on Sunday, not Griffin. But the benching doesn't necessarily affect Griffin's future with the team:

While Griffin is not a part of Washington's plan for Sunday's game, he still appears to be a significant part of the Redskins' long-term plan, per another source.

Yet right now, Washington is hitting the reset button, though it might not last long, a source cautioned. Washington has high hopes for the coming off-season.


Benching your supposed star quarterback in the midst of a lost season yet still considering him to be a "significant" part of your future seems odd to me, but it wouldn't be Washington football if people weren't constantly being thrown under the bus!

[Adam Schefter]

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