Posted April 03, 2013

Backup QB Rex Grossman re-signs with Redskins

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The Redskins have re-signed backup quarterback Rex Grossman, as first reported by Pro Football Talk.

The Washington Post reports it’s a one-year deal.

Grossman was activated in just two games, but did not play in 2012 while serving as third-string quarterback behind Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins. His role could expand in early 2013 while Griffin recovers from knee surgery.

“I’m very excited to be part of the team moving forward, to contribute is what I wanted,” Grossman confirmed to ESPN 980 radio.

The Redskins reportedly could offer former West Virginia quarterback Pat White a chance to use and market his read-option skills during the off-season and training camp.

Grossman, who was selected by the Bears in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft, started 13 games for the Redskins in 2011.


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