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Redskins pick up fifth-year option on Griffin's contract
Redskins pick up fifth-year option on Griffin's contract

The Washington Redskins will pick up the fifth-year option on quarterback Robert Griffin III's contract despite a 2014 season marred by injuries and poor performance, general manager Scot McCloughan announced Monday. Meanwhile, McCloughan said the move doesn't impact the team's draft plans and didn't rule out selecting a quarterback. McCloughan, hired in January to rescue the long-suffering franchise, said he will approach all seven rounds of this weekend's NFL draft with the goal of selecting the best player available, rather than drafting for need. Washington had until Sunday to exercise the option on Griffin's contract, which means it will retain his rights...

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