Grossman agrees to remain with Redskins

Published: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 3:56 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 3:56 p.m.

ASHBURN, Va. — Former Florida standout quarterback Rex Grossman has agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Washington Redskins.


Rex Grossman's return to the Washington Redskins provides stability with the uncertainty surrounding the injury to starting quarterback Robert Griffin III. (Photo by The Associated Press)

Grossman's return gives the Redskins the same trio of quarterbacks as last season, and his veteran presence is an extra piece of insurance in case Robert Griffin III doesn't recover from a serious knee injury by Week 1 in September.

Grossman agreed to the deal Wednesday. He's played nine NFL seasons and once took the Chicago Bears to the Super Bowl, but he again is projected to be the third-stringer behind Griffin and Kirk Cousins.

Griffin had reconstructive surgery on his right knee in January. Cousins is expected to work with the starters during the spring minicamps and other offseason workouts.

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