NFLPA Considering Investigation into RG3 Injury, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistJanuary 11, 2013

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 30:  Head coach Mike Shanahan of the Washington Redskins looks on during the fourth quarter of their game against the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField on December 30, 2012 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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The NFLPA is already upset with the Washington Redskins for the condition of their home field for last Sunday's Wild Card Game with the Seattle Seahawks. However, it now appears the players association could have another bone to pick with the 'Skins stemming from that same game.

Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports that the NFLPA is considering whether to pursue a formal investigation into the way in which Robert Griffin III's knee injury was handled during the loss to Seattle. 

"Our medical director, Dr. Thom Mayer, has been in contact with the Redskins and has asked for a report on Robert Griffin III's medical diagnosis and treatment," George Atallah, the union's assistant executive director of external affairs, said by telephone Thursday.

Under the CBA, the league and union have a joint committee on player safety and welfare. The CBA gives the union the right "to commence an investigation before the Joint Committee if the NFLPA believes that the medical care of a team is not adequately taking care of player safety."

Don't expect a lot to come from this so long as the entire staff sticks to the same story. I think that if the Redskins are guilty of anything, it's poor communication and organization. I do not believe something sinister was taking place on the sidelines at FedEx Field. 

Still, it's more bad press during an unexpectedly tough time for the organization.

On to what else is being talked about in the league's most popular division...


Dallas Cowboys

From Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News: Three former Cowboys are finalists for the Hall of Fame's class of 2013.'s Todd Archer looks at the stat history for Monte Kiffin, who is an early favorite to land the defensive coordinator job in Dallas.


New York Giants

From Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger: Bills Parcells and Michael Strahan are finalists for the Hall of Fame. 

Dan Benton of Giants 101 notes that three particular losses from 2012 haunt Chase Blackburn.


Philadelphia Eagles

From CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher: Tony Dungy thinks Lovie Smith would be a nice fit for the Eagles.

Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News doesn't think you can count the 2013 Eagles out


Washington Redskins

From Mike Jones of the Washington Post: Tim Hightower feels RG3's pain.

The Post's Tracee Hamilton writes that the 'Skins need a new plan moving forward.