ASHBURN, Va. - The Washington Redskins are bringing back Rex Grossman and giving Pat White another chance at the NFL.
Grossman agreed to a oneyear deal to return to the Redskins on Wednesday. White also agreed to sign with Washington, giving the team a mobile quarterback to help run practices while Robert Griffin III recovers from a serious knee injury.
Grossman has played nine NFL seasons and once took the Chicago Bears to the Super Bowl, but he again is projected to be the third-stringer behind Griffin and Kirk Cousins.
Griffin had reconstructive surgery on his right knee in January. Cousins is expected to work as the starter during offseason practices, but White can better simulate Griffin's speed and running ability.
White last played in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins in 2009.
White finished his WVU career as one of the most decorated players in the football program's history. He twice won the Big East Offensive Player of the Year (2006 and '07), and finished in the top 10 in voting for the Heisman Trophy as a junior and senior. He was the Gator Bowl MVP in 2006, Fiesta Bowl MVP in 2007 and Meineke Car Care Bowl MVP in 2008. At the time he exited college football, he was the only quarterback to start and win four consecutive bowl games and had the most career rushing yards (4,480) of any QB in college football history.