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After taking a shot to his helmet while scrambling to try to avoid a sack, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III stayed face-down for a few moments Sunday, then eventually staggered to his feet with what doctors determined was a concussion.
David Elfin, Redskins beat reporter and author of the book "The Washington Redskins: The Complete Illustrated History"
Late in the third quarter of Robert Griffin III's NFL debut, Washington Redskins long snapper Nick Sundberg grabbed the rookie quarterback on the sideline and made a request.
Robert Griffin III began his NFL career with two touchdowns to lead the Washington Redskins to the team's first win of the season.
Year three of the Mike Shanahan-era kicks off Sunday afternoon in the Louisiana Superdome. The Redskins take on a high-powered offense led by Drew Brees.
The Redskins returned to the practice field Monday in preparation for the Indianapolis Colts and Andrew Luck on Saturday at Fed Ex Field. The team got some good news in the process regarding some injuries. Mike Shanahan said that both MRIs for Brian Orakpo and Brandon Meriweather came back negative. Both players are sore and won't play the remainder of the preseason.
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III speaks for the first time as an official member of the team, after signing his contract in mid-July.
The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Baylor was the second pick in this year's draft, but had missed two days of the Redskins' five-day rookie camp while he was unsigned.