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Robert Grffin III left off Washington Redskins key nucleus of players

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It seems that Robert Griffin III's troubled time at the Washington Redskins could well be coming to an end after the team's latest actions.

According to reports from the Washington Post, the Redskins sent round a promotional letter to premium club members trying to drum up support and get them to renew their memberships.

The letter boasts about head coach Jay Gruden as well as a nucleus of key players that will be leading the team to glory next year. One prominent name has been left out of that group, quarterback Robert Griffin III.

Instead Griffin was replaced on the list of core players by wide receiver DeSean Jackson and running back Alfred Morris. 

“Head coach Jay Gruden, new General Manager Scot McCloughan, and defensive coordinator Joe Barry will lead a nucleus of Ryan Kerrigan, DeSean Jackson, plus Pro Bowlers Trent Williams and Alfred Morris. The Redskins are poised to rebound next season!” the letter read.

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Fall from Grace

In reality you can see why they've done this. In the past when Griffin was so heavily marketed and hyped up by the Redskins to boost their brand, but now we literally don't even know if he is going to start a game next year.

In the space of a year Washington has gone from making Griffin call up prospective free agents and entice them to join the team and play with him, to not even using his name to drum up support from fans.

The End?

The question now becomes is this the end of Robert Griffin III in Washington? The team have obviously lost confidence in the former Baylor star and Heisman winner just three years after drafting up to select him with the number one pick in the draft.

What we know for sure is that he will be in a three-way quarterback battle with Colt McCoy and Kirk Cousins to get that starters job. And with the way we've seen Jay Gruden working with Griffin, that is not going to go as we all think. Don't be surprised if it comes down to a last minute decision with trades potentially for one of the losers.

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