White gets chance with Washington Redskins

ASHBURN, Va. – With Robert Griffin III rehabbing from a serious knee injury, the Washington Redskins bolstered their alternative quarterback plans on Wednesday, bringing back Rex Grossman and giving Pat White another chance at the NFL.

Grossman agreed to a one-year deal to return to the team, and White also agreed to sign with Washington in a comeback attempt after three years away from the league.

Grossman has played nine NFL seasons and once took the Chicago Bears to the Super Bowl.

White gives the Redskins a mobile quarterback who can run the read-option offense in practice while Griffin recovers from reconstructive right knee surgery.

White was a second-round draft pick out of West Virginia by the Miami Dolphins in 2009. He was featured in the wildcat offense while appearing in 13 games as a rookie. He did not complete a pass – going 0 for 5 for the season – and he ran 21 times for 81 yards.