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Redskins officially release RGIII

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Once heralded as the future of the Washington Redskins, Robert Griffin III is now officially looking for a new team.

The 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year is now a free agent, according to CSN Mid-Atlantic, though the writing has been on the wall for some time. The Redskins put the "non-exclusive franchise tag" on quarterback Kirk Cousins last week, giving him nearly $20 million in the 2016 season and RGIII seemed to sense things were done when he left a note behind as he cleaned out his locker in January.

RGIII took to Twitter on Monday calling his time with the Redskins a "blessing" and providing a little motivation, writing "We have to face the challenges life presents and never back down. Keep Fighting!"

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