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Redskins announce signing of QB Rex Grossman

Wednesday - 3/21/2012, 6:27pm  ET

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FILE - This Aug. 12, 2011 file photo shows Washington Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman handing the ball off to Washington Redskins running back Tim Hightower during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, in Landover, Md. Grossman took a gamble of sort when he opted for just a one-year contract with the Redskins.(AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

ASHBURN, Va. - The Washington Redskins have announced the signing of one RGIII while looking at another.

The Redskins said Wednesday that Rex Grossman has signed his one-year contract to return to the team. Grossman agreed to the deal last week.

Grossman, full name Rex Daniel Grossman III, has said he expects to spend the season tutoring a rookie quarterback, likely Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III.

The Redskins are expected to take Griffin with the No. 2 overall pick in the draft. Owner Dan Snyder and coach Mike Shanahan attended Griffin's workout at Baylor on Wednesday.

Grossman threw 16 touchdown passes and 20 interceptions and had a 72.4 rating last year as the Redskins finished 5-11.


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