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Rex Grossman agrees to one-year deal with Redskins

Perry Riley,  Rex Grossman,  Fred Davis

Washington Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman (8) is congratulated by teammates including inside linebacker Perry Riley, left, and tight end Fred Davis, right, after scoring a touchdown on a quarterback keeper during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Landover, Md., on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)


Although he’s no longer in the team’s plans as the long-term starter, Rex Grossman will stay with the Redskins for another season.

A league source tells PFT’s Mike Florio that Grossman has agreed to a one-year deal with the Redskins.

The move means Grossman will serve as the veteran backup and mentor to Robert Griffin III, who will surely go to the Redskins with the second overall pick, and perhaps start early in the season if the Redskins don’t think Griffin is ready to go in Week One.

Grossman arrived in Washington in 2010 as the backup to Donovan McNabb but ended up replacing McNabb as the starter late in the season. He then started 13 games in 2011, completing 265 of 458 passes for 3,151 yards, with 16 touchdowns and 20 interceptions.