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Robert Griffin III worked as safety for Redskins prior to Miami game

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Robert Griffin III has spent his Sunday afternoon watching Kirk Cousins in the starting quarterback role for the Washington Redskins. A position he undoubtedly would rather not be in.

But it is probably preferable to the role he was employed in by the Redskins during game week, one report has revealed.

New low?

According to NFL Media's Jeff Darlington, RGIII was put in the unusual position of playing scout team safety as the Redskins geared up for Week One. Hardly what he imagined during his heady rookie days.


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For a supposed franchise quarterback, a perennially injured one at that, running on the defensive side of the ball as a back-up is a worrying fall from grace. What is perhaps more worrying though is Washington's decision to risk him in such a spot.

With the Redskins set to owe the quarterback over $16 million if he goes down injured this year, putting him in unnecessary positions like playing safety seems downright reckless from Gruden and co.

Remember, Griffin only came back from a concussion last week after a battering in the preseason.

It remains to be seen whether Robert Griffin III can work his way out of the ugly situation in Washington in the future. 

For now though, with Colt McCoy the Redskins back-up in Week One, the man who cost Washington so much in 2012 is facing up to life on the defensive side of the ball.

Redskins fans: Is it better to cut Griffin III now, or do you still have hope? Have your say in the comments below...

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