Robert Griffin III cracked a smile and then expressed surprise Wednesday afternoon when asked about Griffining, the latest gesture to sweep the NFL.Who would have thought getting knocked on your butt and throwing a touchdown would start a phenomenon like that? he said during his weekly news conference. Griffining and RGIII and whatever they want to call it, Im not opposed to it. Its pretty funny to me.Since Sunday, fans have been imitating Griffins spontaneous celebration to his first career touchdown. The Redskins rookie quarterback struck the pose seated on the turf, arms raised and fingers pointing toward the Superdome ceiling as Pierre Garon raced into the end zone in the first quarter.Last season, Tim Tebow and Tebowing took the sporting world by storm. It remains to be seen if Griffining will have the same staying power, but a search on Tweetreach.com of the hashtag Griffining at lunchtime said the term reached 137,000 accounts.I havent seen anyone do it, Griffin said. But some of my teammates have made fun of me for it. Like I started it on purpose.
The Redskins' joint practices with the Jets have been nothing short of entertaining.
Day 1 of practice brought a couple of brawls between the two teams, with one spilling into the sideline where fans were standing.
Day 2 was relatively calm, but Day 3 has brought another altercation, this time between former teammates Terrelle Pryor and DJ Swearinger.
During a one-on-one rep, safety Monte Nicholson broke up a pass to Pryor. As Pryor started walking back to the sideline, a very hyped-up DJ Swearinger had more than a few things to say about it. As the two inched closer, Swearinger fakes a punch, causing Pryor to flinch and creating roars from the Redskins sideline.
It's clear the Redskins' DBs have strong feelings towards their ex-teammate. Back in June, inside linebacker Zach Brown said the 'Skins would "have it out" for Pryor during their joint practices.
While Pryor won't be playing in Thursday's preseason game, let's hope the competition continues over nonetheless.
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RICHMOND—Orlando Scandrick’s career with the Redskins ended without him even playing a game.
Head coach Jay Gruden confirmed reports that the team has released Scandrick on the last day of training camp. He did not play in the Redskins’ preseason opener against the Patriots last Thursday.
While reasons for the release will become clearer with time, it is apparent that the Redskins have a great deal of faith in their young cornerbacks, particularly second-year player Fabian Moreau. With Scandrick on the team, Moreau was slated to be the backup slot corner. With Scandrick now gone, the Redskins likely will go with Moreau as the slot cornerback.
The team also apparently has confidence in Quinton Dunbar to start opposite Josh Norman. They also like rookies Greg Stroman, Adonis Alexander, and Danny Johnson. As of now, those three are the backups at cornerback.
Scandrick signed a two-year, $7 million contract in March. The only guaranteed money was a $1 million signing bonus. The move will save the Redskins $2.1 million in cap space this year. They will take a $500,000 dead cap hit next year to account for the prorated portion of the signing bonus.
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This article has been updated from a previous publish.