NFL Rumors: Robert Griffin III Target For Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Browns, Eagles, 49ers If Released By Redskins?

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Jan 15, 2016 01:28 PM EST
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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III walks out of the locker room with his belongings after clearing his locker at Redskins Park on Jan. 11 in Ashburn, Va.

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The Washington Redskins are expected to release Robert Griffin III this offseason and once that happens, teams like the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles or San Francisco 49ers could be potential landing spots for the quarterback.

Griffin was benched by head coach Jay Gruden in favor of Kirk Cousins this season and with Cousins likely returning with a new contract, it appears that Griffin's time in Washington is done. According to Ian Rapoport at NFL.com, the Redskins plan on cutting Griffin this offseason and will not pay his $16.2 million team option for the 2016 season. Griffin has dealt with injuries and inconsistent play since his breakout rookie season and now it looks like he will be moving on from the Redskins.

John Keim at ESPN writes that there are a number of potential landing spots for Griffin once he is released, including the Cowboys, Eagles, 49ers, Bills, Browns and Chiefs. Keim spoke with a number of scouts, coaches and executives and put together a list of teams that could go after Griffin based on those conversations. Keim writes that the team will likely release Griffin before the next league year begins and that would make him a free agent.

The Houston Texans are a potential option for Griffin, as the team is looking to add more competition at quarterback after using four starts this past season. Griffin likely will have to compete to start wherever he ends up and if he heads to Houston, he will be with Brian Hoyer and Tom Savage along with anyone else the team drafts or signs in free agency. Griffin is a Texas native and heading to Houston or to the Cowboys could be appealing.

According to Yahoo Sports, Charles Robinson reports that sources have said that Griffin would "love" to sign with the Dallas Cowboys. While that doesn't mean Jerry Jones will go after Griffin once he is cut, the Cowboys are a potential option for Griffin due to their quarterback situation. The team has Tony Romo as the start going forward, but the team wants to develop someone behind the quarterback to take over in the future. Romo dealt with injuries this season and that only spotlighted the glaring weakness at backup QB for the Cowboys, something that Jerry Jones likely will try and improve this year.

NFL.com reported earlier in the season that the Texans, Saints, Eagles and Cowboys could be potential landing spots for Griffin. The Eagles could be an option with Sam Bradford's status up in the air for next season, as he is a free agent. Doug Pedersen was hired to take over for Chip Kelly and the team could potentially look at Griffin as an option. Kelly is now in San Francisco and he could look at adding Griffin to the mix behind Colin Kaepernick.

Check here for more on Griffin and potential landing spots.

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