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Gruden says Griffin is the starter


During his introductory press conference, new Redskins coach Jay Gruden didn’t declare unequivocally that Robert Griffin III is the starting quarterback.

Then again, some things don’t need to be said.

Gruden said it later, during an appearance on 106.7 The Fan in D.C.

“Robert Griffin III is the starter,” Gruden said, via Chad Dukes of 106.7 The Fan. “There will be no competition.”

It’s not a surprise, but some were curious about whether a competition could occur given that Griffin was frozen out of the process of selecting a coach. That was likely more about creating the impression that Griffin doesn’t run the show and less about putting Griffin on even footing with Kirk Cousins, who recently said he assumed Griffin would be involved in the coaching search.