Report: Redskins give Rex Grossman 1-year deal

Rex Grossman's back in DC for one more year.  (US PRESSWIRE)

If you thought that the Redskins' blockbuster trade with the Rams for the right to the No. 2 pick in April's NFL Draft (presumably Robert Griffin III) would mean an end to the Rex Grossman and John Beck eras in Washington, DC ... you'd wrong. Beck has a year left on a three-year deal he signed in 2010. And on Sunday evening, the Redskins re-signed Grossman to a one-year contract. He confirmed the move to the Washington Post.  PFT originally reported the news.

The Skins previously had interest in Kyle Orton, who ended up signing with the Cowboys.

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Grossman joined the Redskins in 2010 and eventually replaced Donovan McNabb late in that season. He then started 13 games in 2011, throwing for 3,151 yards 16 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. He was temporarily benched for Beck, who played so poorly that Skins coach Mike Shanahan and son, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, were forced to go back to Grossman.

In the days since the Redskins sent two additional first-round picks (one in 2013, the other in 2014), a 2012 second-rounder, and additional considerations to the Rams for the rights to RG3, there were concerns that organization gave up too much. It's an easy argument to make until you remember that Shanahan the Elder sent a second-rounder to division foe Philadelphia for a broken-down McNabb. And last season, Shanahan the Younger actually thought that the Skins could win with Grossman under center.

If Washington had to overpay for Griffin to play (and for Rex and Becks to sit) then so be it. It can't be any worse than what Redskins fans were subjected to last year. That said, unless something changes in the coming months, Grossman will still be one injury away from the starting job. This assumes, of course, that Beck doesn't win the backup gig first

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Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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