Just when things were starting to look up in Cleveland, something like this happens.
After putting together a solid preseason and training camp, in which he earned the trust not only of the Browns coaching staff and front office, but of his teammates as well, Cleveland's captain, QB Robert Griffin III, will be placed on the injured reserve.
The #Browns are placing QB Robert Griffin III on Injured Reserve with a fractured coracoid bone. No surgery. Reevaluated in 3-4 weeks.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 12, 2016
RGIII hurt his shoulder during the team's 29-10 Week 1 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, and will now be reevaluated in 3-4 weeks dealing with the fracture. He won't be able to return until later, however.
Team says Griffin will be reevaluated in "3-4 weeks". Remember, going on IR isn't what it used to be. Can return as soon as Nov. 10.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 12, 2016
While the Browns have been hailing Griffin as their long-term solution at QB, the former Rookie of the Year was extremely mediocre in his Cleveland debut, and finished with a rough 22.2 total QBR.
Until RGIII returns, veteran QB Josh McCown will lead the team under center.
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