Cleveland (CBS HOUSTON) – The Cleveland Browns will change their starting quarterback after only one week under Robert Griffin III because the former Redskins quarterback is being placed on injured reserve, NFL.com’s Ian Rapaoport is reporting. Griffin hurt his left, non-throwing, shoulder in a 29-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Griffin won the starting job in Cleveland after signing from Washington in the offseason. He was 12-26 for 190 yards and an interception in the game on Sunday against the Eagles.
The NFL has a new rule that one player can return from Injured Reserve after six weeks for each team. That player doesn’t need to be designated until the player is ready to return to practice. The Browns could use that for Griffin if he looks good in that reevaluation period 3-4 weeks down the road.