RG3 Underwent Concussion Test, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon@Brad_GagnonFeatured Columnist IVOctober 15, 2016

September 23, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) fumbles after being hit by Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap (96) during the second quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE

By my fuzzy count, through three games in his NFL career, Robert Griffin III has taken a grand total of 54 hits. At that rate, it might only be a matter of time before Griffin is forced to miss time due to injury. 

That, in fact, actually came close to happening in Week 3. Trainers worried Griffin had a concussion and conducted a standard test, which Griffin apparently passed.

"I was just a little dizzy. When I dove, I got the ball inside the pylon, I thought it was a touchdown. I got up to celebrate and everything on the left was on the right and everything on the right was on the left," Griffin said on Wednesday, via Stephen Whyno and Rich Campbell of the Washington Times. "So I just fell back down and took a second, stood up and I was fine. They tried to check me and see if I had a concussion, but I didn't have a concussion. I was just a little bit dizzy. Nothing to worry about."

I'm sure the fans appreciate your attempt to reassure them, Bob, but I'm also guessing a lot of them are still at least a tad worried. 

On to the rest of the stories from the league's most popular division this morning:


Dallas Cowboys

From Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News: Doug Free admits he hasn't done a good enough job and that he has to "fix it."

From Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: With Chris Jones hurt, the Cowboys have signed punter Brian Moorman


New York Giants

From ESPN's Dan Graziano: Lawrence Tynes was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

Ahmad Bradshaw is back at practice and set to return. He'll continue to be the starter. However, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News writes that there will be plenty of room for Andre Brown, too.


Philadelphia Eagles

From Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Jeremy Maclin is back at practice and expected to return on Sunday night, but Fletcher Cox is dealing with migraines.

Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com calls Michael Vick one of the five biggest disappointments thus far in 2012.


Washington Redskins

From CSN Washington's Tarik El-Bashir: While Pierre Garcon appears to be making progress, Trent Williams and Cedric Griffin both missed practice on Wednesday for the 'Skins.

So that's why they signed Ryan Grant—Roy Helu's season is over, according to Mark Maske of the Washington Post.